Although we didn’t have our regular meeting during May, on May 11 Dave Palmer, general manager of local Catholic radio station KATH 910 AM interviewed several members of the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers Group during a live broadcast from Sacred Heart Books and Gifts in far north Dallas.
In fact, Dave himself was the first writer to be interviewed (by Nikki White, manager of the book store). He recently published St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone: 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities and Outdoor Adventures Based on the Summa Theologica, a wonderful book that makes the Angelic Doctor’s wisdom accessible even to young children. This is just the first of eight volumes Dave has planned, which will cover the entire Summa.
Members of the “second Tuesday” group had the opportunity to critique a late draft of Dave’s manuscript at one of our regular meetings several months ago. I was immediately captivated not only by the concept for the book, but also the simple yet effective way that the author presents Thomas’s wisdom. Read more about this book in Nancy Ward’s review on her blog. It really is a book that every Catholic can enjoy and profit from.
Among those interviewed was DFW CWG member Lewinna Solwing, a local writer who is also the artist responsible for the artwork that adorns the cover of St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone. Only a small portion of the drawing is featured on the book, but you can see the entire picture on her web site.
Other local writers interviewed included Nancy Ward and Lisa Nicholas. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including book marketing. You can listen to a recording of the one hour discussion here.This month we’re returning to our usual meeting time, this Tuesday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. at Half Price Books in Dallas. All are invited to come, get to know other local writers, share your work, get some critiques. Here are the details of time and place. We hope to see you there!If you want to make sure you never miss a meeting, contact Nancy Ward to get on the email list.
This post originally appeared on the DFW Catholic Writers Group blog.
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