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DAWG Officers 2014
President--Patsy Summey
Vice-President--Eldon Irving  
Sec-Treas.--Michael Leath
WebMaster--Alan Elliott 
Past President - Jan Johnson 

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Meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00pm
Meetings are open to all writers who want to improve writing skills.
Meet other writers and get published. There is no charge to attend.
Location -- Cedar Hill Library (Zula Bryant Wylie Library)
225 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill, Texas
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Highlighted Local Event: SCBWI's Out of this World! (9-27-2014)

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Includes information about learning how to write, contests, and other writers groups in the area.

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June – Tuesday, June 11, 2014 – Jim Donovan, literary agent:Jim has worn many hats in the publishing business. Soon after graduating from the University of Texas, he began his career in publishing in an Austin bookstore in 1981. He moved to Dallas in 1984 to become a buyer for Taylors Bookstores. Three years later he became a book editor at Taylor Publishing; he was senior editor there when he left in 1993 to start his own literary agency, Jim Donovan Literary. He has sold hundreds of books to dozens of publishers, including all the big NYC houses, and has negotiated film rights for many of those titles.
He is the author of several books. A TERRIBLE GLORY, about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, was published in 2008. It spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and has been called “the last word on the Last Stand.” His most recent book is THE BLOOD OF HEROES, which came out in May 2012. Several reviewers called it the best book ever written on the Alamo. He is married with a teenage daughter. They have lived in Duncanville for ten years.

Jim Donovan

July – Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - Critique Night (guidelines are posted on our website:
Here are the DAWG critique guidelines -- please read them before signing up for a critique


August – Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – Reavis Z. Wortham, award-winning author of The Red River SeriesVengeance Is Mine(Poisoned Pen Press, July 2014), The Right Side of Wrong (Poisoned Pen Press, Burrows (Poisoned Pen Press, 2012) July 2013) Selected by Library Journal as one of the Nine Historical Mysteries for the Summer of 2012! and The Rock Hole(Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.) He is a self-syndicated Texas newspaper columnist and author of hundreds of articles for sports magazines.

Reavis Wortham

September – Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Elizabeth Lunday has had several books published.   Her book The Secret Lives of Great Artists sold over 25,000 copies and was translated into eight languages. She has written for ScientificAmerican.com and has appeared on PRI's Here and Now. Her latest book is The Modern Art Invasion. She will speak on:

1. What writers need to know to improve their writing, and what particularly has been helpful for her.
2. The process of getting published.
3. How best to market books.

Elizabeth Lunday

October – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Critique Night (guidelines are posted on our website:
www.dallaswriters.org )


November - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Kathleen Kent is the author of three best-selling novels, The Heretic's DaughterThe Traitor's Wife and The Outcasts, collectively published in 16 countries.  She is the recipient of the David J. Langum Sr. award for American Historical Fiction and the American Library Association's "Top Pick" Historical Fiction in 2014.  She is currently working on her fourth novel based on a short story published in the crime anthology Dallas Noir.

Kathleen Kent

December -- no meeting -- Merry Christmas!


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