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Write-On Writers to meet

| July 21, 2014

COSHOCTON – The local Write-On Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Coshocton Public Library in the basement meeting room.

This meeting is open to the public. All are invited to attend. The important item of business is planning a writers’ workshop, to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, which is the Saturday after the Coshocton County Fair concludes. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Frontier Power Company Community Room, guests are invited to attend sessions on poetry writing, using the writers market, self-publishing, writing your memoirs, and other topics. There will be an opportunity to read something you have written, door prizes and a raffle.

Cost to attend the writers’ workshop will be $5, which will include a light lunch of sandwiches, chips, veggie tray, cookies, and beverages. Make plans to attend and learn valuable information as you network with other writers.

After concluding discussion of workshop plans and details, Write-On

Writers Guild members will share what they have written on this month’s writing prompt, “My Most Prized Possession.”

Below is one member’s submission.


A recent Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum exhibit was titled “Prized Possessions.” That made me begin to consider my “greatly valued or highly prized possession.”

This would not be what I “should” say, like the Bible. Neither would it be something to keep locked in a bank vault or special glass cabinet.

It is something we have at home, then take to Maine each summer, as well as when we’ve gone to Florida. We often take this prized possession with us during a weekend camping trip.

Our Rolodex! At camp, we have our revolving address cards near our phone.

Last year, our niece’s husband asked her, “What’s a Rolodex?” (Underneath it was a clue in our family treasure hunt.) She replied, “It’s something people used before iphones.”

Our Rolodex cards can hold names, addresses, phone numbers, cell phone numbers, email addresses, and birthdays.

Flipping through Rolodex cards is often like looking at my prayer list.

While modern technology has rendered Rolodex files obsolete, occasionally a yard sale might yield some refill cards.

Sally S. Kinkade

PS: Our friends Tom and Mary mailed us an everlasting supply of Rolodex cards. This bounty came from a Colorado yard sale.

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