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Virtual Book Launch

Hello!

As some of you know, the Book Launch for our third anthology at the Athol Library was postponed due to COVID-19. Thus began our pursuit to create a Virtual Book Launch through Zoom which we would broadcast live on Facebook. Thanks still to the Athol Library for coordinating our upcoming Zoom meet, the date of the Virtual Launch is schedule for June 24 from 6-8 pm. We welcome all our fans and family to watch us share excerpts of our work, and announce our lucky scholarship winners for this year. We encourage everyone to be a part of this very special occasion. Follow the link to stay updated and we look forward to showcasing ourselves in June! You will be able to purchase our book directly from Amazon at the time of the launch. Thank you!

https://facebook.com/events/s/virtual-book-launch-for-voices/811618845914455/?ti=icl

Workshops Updates

Please note the following changes in time for the upcoming workshops:

Saturday, Oct 19, 10 am at the Shrewsbury Library 

The following dates and times remain the same:

Tuesday, Oct 22, 6 pm at the Athol Library

Saturday, Nov 16, 11am at Athol Library

Tuesday, Nov 19, 6pm at the Athol Library 

Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your place in our next anthology!!!

Reminder: You must attend one workshop to be finalized in our next anthology.

If for any reason these times are changed or cancelled, we’ll email you the day before.  Please be sure to use a working email address when signing up for these workshops!

Thank you!

Workshop Days!

If you submitted a piece for Voices of the Valley, please email us (quabbinquills@gmail.com) which of the following dates you are able to workshop your pieces:

Tuesday, Oct 22, 6 pm at the Athol Library

Saturday, Nov 16, 11am at Athol Library

Tuesday, Nov 19, 6pm at the Athol Library 

Saturday, Oct 19, 10 am at the Shrewsbury Library 

Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your place in our next anthology!!!

You must attend one workshop to be finalized in our next anthology.

If for any reason these times are changed or cancelled, we’ll email you the day before.  Please be sure to use a working email address when signing up for these workshops!

Next Steps for Voices of the Valley

Greetings!

If you are receiving this you have successfully signed up for our newsletter. As you may be aware the deadline for submissions ended on September 1st at midnight.  In an effort to improve our new submission process, please send us an email with your name as you want it to appear in print and the name(s) of the piece(s) you submitted.  We understand some people had trouble with our new process and we apologize for any inconvenience. If we are unable to access your piece after you have emailed us, we will email you directly so you can resend submissions if necessary.

Once we have cataloged all the pieces, we will be creating a list of dates and times for our writers’ workshops at the Athol Library. Upon signing up for a workshop, you will be grouped with other authors and a facilitator. They will give you feedback on your piece and you will be given a deadline to make improvements. Those improved pieces should be sent directly to our email: quabbinquills@gmail.com.  From there, an editor from our group will be looking over your pieces and will ask you to fine tune some things for final approval. The sooner you and your editor can agree to the changes needed, the sooner we can get to the printing press! 

As of right now, we are hoping to debut this anthology in May, so finding time to attend a workshop and a willingness to take suggestions from other authors will ensure the completion of our anthology in a timely manner.  If for any reason you cannot attend a workshop, please contact us. We will strive to make arrangements or reschedule you, but we must be diligent if we are to meet our final deadline.

Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure our workshop slots. We will be in touch again soon!