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Loosening up writers' block

Plans in works to reactivate Them Dam Writers

 


There’s an effort to resurrect “Them Dam Writers,” an organization that encourages people to write.

The group had been organized back in the 1980s, but in recent years had dwindled to only a few.

The effort to get the group going again started with a brainstorming meeting Saturday afternoon at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center.

Them Dam Writers is a non-profit organization that had many of its members’ articles published in The Star newspaper in a “Reflections” column.

The group in the past has featured writers’ workshops, poetry writing contests in the schools, and had several field trips.

Several members have researched their family history and published books about their history.

A few years ago, several of the original group passed away and the group has been inactive since.

Birdie Hensley, president of the Senior Center, said this week that you don’t have to be a published author to be a member of the group. She encourages everyone interested to attend and help with the discussion.

The writers’ group already has by-laws and a bank account, so it should be easy to get the group started again, she said. One of the first things to do will be the election of officers, Hensley stated.

All ages are encouraged to attend and be a part of the discussion.

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