Fellowship of Christian Writers
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
(Always on the 2nd Tues of the month)
This is a picture of our members who took part in the 2003 Night of Sharing. Elece Hollis, treasurer, is in front with a gray shirt. Behind her is Mr. Coleman Coates and beside him Verda Norville, long-time member who had belately received her high-school diploma the day of the meeting. On her left is Phyllis Bell, then Vicki McDonough, Sharon Gibson, Carla Stewart, and Barbara Christmann in the pink sweater. Seated in front of her is Pam Barnett, former officer. If you recognize the other three women, please let me know and I will post their names.
Annual Night of Sharing
updated by Lavon Lewis, 2013
For several years Mardell
“Mutt” Potter was a member of this group. Mutt was an older gentleman, tall,
seldom speaking, an bit of a curmudgeon. Mutt entered all our contests, both
poetry and prose. His writing was warm and often endearing. In spite of
insistent urgings from several of our members, Mutt absolutely refused to
submit his work for publication. He wrote for his own pleasure, and perhaps for
therapy, especially after the death of his wife.
After our May meeting in
2000, Mutt said to me, “Trudy, I don’t feel like I really know anyone. I hear
people say what they have sold or what has been rejected but I don’t know their
writing. I feel like I can’t really know them without knowing their writing.”
The seed of an idea took
root in my mind — what about a meeting when we just shared ourselves through
our own writing? Mutt died that July before we had we had our first Night of
Sharing in September 2000.
Everyone liked the
program and we decided to make it an annual event. September seemed the ideal
time and so the 2001 Night of Sharing was set for the second Tuesday night of
that month — September 11th.
We didn’t come together
to share that night. Many members stayed home to grieve. Others went to prayer
meetings. We rescheduled that program for our January 2002 meeting.
The Night of Sharing has
been presented every year since.
June 11, 2013 -- Tulsa meeting
For more information, email Lavon Lewis at email@example.com or call at 918-256-2138. The day of the meeting call after 3 p.m. on cell at 918-244-6700.
Meeting place Kirk of the Hills Church, on 61st near Yale, 4102 E Yale, Tulsa, Ok.