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Location of workshop is at 1840 Lorraine Road Reading, PA 19604 (two streets above Hampden Blvd. at Richmond and Lorraine. 2nd home on the right with two big red doors at entrance) {Click here to see future workshops scheduled}

( A Word from L.T., our fearless leader)

Dear Pagoda Writers and all creative souls,

Our next workshop is next Saturday, July 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. here on Lorraine Road. Please view our website for more details on our presenter Marcia Rowe who has graciously volunteered to share her works with us as an artist and published author.

Since our workshops sometimes fall on the second Saturday please confirm the date by either checking the website or giving me a call or email to make sure.

The rest of this year is filled with great opportunities to learn and grow in our passion for writing so please mark your calendars so you don't miss a single one. They all build on each other in many different ways as you know by being here each month. The connections we make along the way are one of the best and most productive aspects of a diverse and ever expanding group such as the Pagoda Writers.

We will be starting something new this month...Ted and I will be donating some of our most cherished and well read books to everyone who donates what they can to help keep our website and our workshops going for years to come. We are going on our almost ten years or tell you the truth, it has been such a joy so I don't remember exactly the year we started meeting but I do remember my first workshop had three people and I was one of them! The other ones were the speaker and Cindy, the manager at the Pagoda! Now we average about 15 to 25 each month. Our largest group was about 70 for our "Paris at the Pagoda" workshop in 2011. You have all contributed to the success of this group and I thank you all for your dedication and committment and look forward to another ten years or so or more.

Please be sure to RSVP to me directly via phone message or email if you will be attending.

"If there is a book you want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." - Sylvia Plath

Hope to see you all next Saturday by 12:55...we will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Bring a drink or snack to share if you like.

My challenge to you for the week...write at least ten pages in a journal book about anything or everything going on in your life. No loose paper to lose or misplace...keep it in a book so you can imagine and believe that book will be published one day. Use dates and times and do this each week until you fill that book with your thoughts, dreams, experiences, loves and losses, tragedy's and are the most important person in your life and your thoughts and writings are what we have to offer ourselves and others. Fill that book with photos and your words to make the pages come alive for the reader and for you. We can all do this!?? If you substitute Damn when you can't think of the perfect word at least you can have a good laugh when you read it back to yourself.

Wishing you all the best in your quest for writing your first published piece.


Linda Thomas
aka L.T. James
Volunteer Coordinator
Pagoda Writers
Creative Life Consulting
Barefoot Writing
1840 Lorraine Road (two streets up from Hampden Blvd. at Richmond)
Reading, PA 19604
610 413 0373 (cell)