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Summer’s Gold & Purple by GPW Catherine Stahl

Summer’s Gold & Purple by GPW Catherine Stahl

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"
~ ~ Audrey Hepburn


Note from our President:

Winslow Homer finishes up at the MET this July and I was interested to see how the Homer of the 1960s under the aegis of the Whitney's Lloyd Goodrich has gone from illustration, Japanese influence, and the power of the sea to reinterpretation having to do with politics, science and race at the MET. They say he was a changed man after the Civil War, never the same. These days, I think we can all readily understand the effects of war on people, even as bystanders. A GPW Popup group went in to see it too. I'd love to hear what they have to say about it.

Although we are in our summer hiatus with midsummer approaching, Diane and I have been busy. We are looking into: an event in collaboration with the Greenwich Library for a talk with a literary fiction agent; planning Karen Tsakos' creative writing schedule for her class (already filled); drafting possible book discussions with the Perrot Library; investigating a late fall event at the Flinn Gallery if we can get a go-ahead; prospecting for a venue for a September Meet and Greet (does anyone have space or a suggestion?); and proposing an open mic at a local bookstore.

We are looking for books to propose to the Perrot for the book discussions. Diane would love suggestions!

Record of Achievement
Arlene Mark appeared in an interesting article in the Greenwich Time ( having to do with her new book for kids on climate change: The Year Without a Summer. A Novel. Ginger Heller has just published a hilarious book called To Catch a Man: Find LOVE and Happiness Everlasting under her pen name: Jeannie Heller. No need to explain what that's about. Both are available on Amazon or at your local book store.

The NLAPW awarded GPW a few prizes at their Biennial: 

Marjorie Davies Roller Nonfiction Award: (2nd place) Anita Keire (published as Keira) for Walking on Water

Art Competition Winners: (Merit Award) Barbara O'Shea for What is Next? (photography) 

Catherine Cushman Leach Poetry award: (HM) Leigh Grant Cartellino (a new last name?) for November Sky.

Barbara is the only one who made it through with her name unscathed. Anyway, it's nice to be mentioned. Thank you NLAPW!. 

Happy Midsummer! Write, Paint, Make Music!


Lee Paine

GPW President Leigh Grant


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