‘Growing words’ at Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library

‘Growing words’ at Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson And it’s how writers go about answering or attempting to answer those questions that keep the pages turning.Lynn Sutton, laughingly, said the works of William Shakespeare are timeless.“All writers since have been attempting to find different ways to say what Shakespeare has already said,” Sutton said. “Take ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ ‘West Side Story’ is one of the many ways that same story is told.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Hicks said a writer often comes to the realization that nothing astonishing is left to be said and wipes the slate clean. But just when you think you have life and the living of it figured out, “some young dude flips on a light and shows you something you haven’t seen.”McLeod said writing has got to mean something.“It can’t just be words,” he said. “It has got to mean something to the writer and, hopefully, it will mean something to those that read it. If not, why do it?”All of those at the Growing Words meeting agreed that, in reading what others write, they discover more of themselves. That alone is enough to pick up a book and turn the pages.Tentatively, Growing Words will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. All who love the magic and wonder of words are invited. Print Article ‘Growing words’ at Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library Skip Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2018 Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… ELECTION: Local races narrowed down Three local races have unofficially been decided in Pike County and another is going to a runoff if the numbers… read more An organizational meeting for a literary group titled “Growing Words” attracted writers of prose and poetry to the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library Monday night.The group was led by Larry McLeod and Ed Hicks. However, Growing Words is not a recordkeeping/dues-paying organization. McLeod said it is simply a gathering of people who find favor with the written word.“The purpose of poems, of stories is basically to answer two questions – ‘What is human life and how do we go about it?’” McLeod said. By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Some group members agreed, but others questioned whether Shakespeare would even be remembered 50 years from now in this tech-savvy world.Hicks said all writers struggle with human purpose.“Who better to know about human purpose than one’s own self,” he said. “Only humans can analyze themselves. And that’s what we do when we write. Whether writing is our vocation or avocation, that’s what we do.”A struggle for any writer is to find a different way to say something that has already been said. The organizational meeting for the Growing Words literary group at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library attracted a core group of writers. Several lingered to participate in a round table discussion. Pictured, clockwise from left, Larry McLeod, Ed Hicks, Amanda Trawick, Lynn Sutton, Myrtle Elliard and James D. Youngblood. last_img

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