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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New writer's group forming

If there's anybody from the thumb area of Michigan reading this, you're invited to join us at 7:00PM on Thursday November 19th at the Pigeon (MI) library. It will be our inaugural meeting, the first of two organizational meetings. The following is the press release that was sent out to the local newspapers and radio station.

Writers from across the Thumb are encouraged to temporarily put down their pens or shut off their word processors and head for the Pigeon District Library for two upcoming meetings that will establish the Huron Area Writers Group.
The organizational meetings, which are set for 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 17, will help gauge the interest level in forming such an association. The meetings are open to writers at all levels.
The Huron Area Writers Group, or HAWG, is being formed by Dave Vizard, former editor of True North Magazine and News Editor of The Bay City Times, and Dennis Collins, author of two novels, The Unreal McCoy and Turn Left at September. Both writers live in Huron County and have long-standing ties to the Thumb.
"Given the number of Harleys, swine and voracious appetites for writing in the area, we thought HAWG was a fitting acronym for our group," said Vizard, who is writing a murder mystery that is solved by a newspaper reporter. "All writers want to get their work published, and that's what we plan to do with this organization. We will help each other with the idea that we can improve both writing skill and talent with an eye toward publication."
Collins, who has completed a third novel and has begun research on his fourth work of fiction, emphasized that the meetings will be open to all who have a common interest in creative writing.
"We want to encourage aspiring writers to embrace the challenge of writing and pursue their dreams," he said. "We want to open avenues of opportunity through information sharing and networking."
The organizational meetings will help set the direction of the group. Once established, the writers group would continue to meet on the Third Thursdays of each month in the Pigeon library.
For more information about the group or the meetings, Vizard can be reached at or (989) 553-4804.

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