LET’S SEE…

Cameron Random and his Single Mom (Ok that is intentional. Single can be taken either way)

Cameron Random and his Single Mom (Ok that is intentional. Single can be taken either way)

Julie Wakely

Julie Wakely

Jeremy Joyell

Jeremy Joyell

People looking around

People looking around

Will Dunlop, Dale Ellenbogen and her husband

Will Dunlop, Dale Ellenbogen and her husband

Alex Bugaeff

Alex Bugaeff

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By Melissa Flynn

Where do I start? There were authors. There were artists. There was a singer. There were books, paintings, healthy snacks, chocolate treats, a Mary Kay consultant, a motivational speaker, an inspirational speaker, a gallery owner and the son of a single-mom.

Keeping all of that in mind let me tell you a story.
All of this was taking place as the clock struck 1 o’clock pm on Saturday, 8/10/13. The music was lowered as I and my sciatic pain rose to speak. The words began to flow, and the crowd settled in for the ride. Applause ensued, and warm feelings filled the room.

I looked out to the audience and smiled towards some friends.
You know the saying, “Time flies when you are having fun?” Well, on 8/10/13, that’s how I felt. I hobbled around with my cane to check on our 24 authors. They all seemed pleased. Not only did they network and chat with the guest, but they also reached out to each other.

My dream came true. I wanted a place where artists across our small state would come together. I wanted them to embrace each other and help one another. I wanted to see people walking out with books in hand and that they did.

Each time I walked past the front door, I heard sounds of Denise Jones-Gagne and “Inner Grooves” singing on the front patio. I ran into others, as I walked by the front door to go upstairs, caught by the tune.

“She’s really good, isn’t she?”

“Yes, she is wonderful,” said a guest of The Wallingford Writers’ Community 1st Semi-Annual Free Artist’s Showcase.

I, Melissa Flynn, hereby mark this event as a Success. Perfection? No. Smiles, a few sales, music, food and happy people? Yes.

So for those who missed it, you will have other opportunities. Email or call me with questions if you are an artist who is interested in taking part in the next event.

The 2nd Semi-Annual Free Artist’s Showcase will take place on February 8, 2014. It will be at the Wallingford Public Library at 200 North Main Street in Wallingford, CT.

Here are some links of some of the artists who attended on 8/10/13 (above, you can see some pictures of some of our artists/for more picture, be sure to check out WWC’s Facebook page listed below):
Here is the Amazon link to Shelley Ott’s book in both soft cover and Kindle edition:
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Horse-Speaks-Little-White/dp/0989067920/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376265780&sr=8-1&keywords=the+dark+horse+speaks+little+white+bird

And this is her website:
http://www.thedarkhorsespeaks.com

To find Steve Robichaud on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Sandman-Gallery-Frame-Shoppe

Alex Bugaeff’s links to buy his books:
https://www.createspace.com/3760524
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478266848

Nancy Butler’s (our guest speaker) email and phone number:
nbutler@aboveallelse.org
860-444-0535

Kathryn Orzech’s book site and trailer:
Here’s the link to Premonition of Terror:
http://www.dreamwatch.com/KO-Books/Premonition/About-Premonition-of-Terror.html

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7x1_G_gonoExVAWUuUdrWQ

Author Sage R Fury
Novel: Shards of Light
Website: http://www.radicaldreams.com
Amazon EBook: http://t.co/QMgkeZq

Jeanne E. Rogers
Danbury, CT
Web: http://warriorechidna.blogspot.com
Amazon link: http://amzn.to/17Dunzy

June Hyjek
860-985-9850
Author of “Unexpected Grace: A Discovery of Healing through Surrender”
http://www.aplaceofgrace.net
http://transcendingpainandstress.blogspot.com/

Other writers stopped by to support their friends. Some of their sites are listed below.
Marian L. http://www.marianl.com/
Robin S robinswetz.com

As the Chair of the Wallingford Writers’ Community, I thank everyone who took part and those that came as guests. We hope you will be back again and again.

And a warm ‘Thank You’ to Steve Robichaud for donating The Sandman Gallery and Frame Shoppe at 14 West Main Street in downtown Meriden.

Here are a few upcoming dates for the WWC. Feel free to join us.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2pm
Wallingford Writers’ Community Meeting
Funky Monkey, 130 Elm Street, Cheshire, CT 06410, 203-439-9161
Come, introduce yourself, and hear what we are all about.
Email me with any questions at: schedulemelissa@melissaflynn.org

Announcing the 2nd Semi-Annual Free Local Artist’s Showcase
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1pm – 3:15pm
All interested artists should notify me in advance of their interest.
Event will be held at: Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
Join us in celebrating our CT Artist’s. Here is WWC’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/melissa.flynn.7568#!/wallingfordwritersclub
And if you have any problems with the link, just search for Wallingford Writers Community on Facebook.

Moving And Other Matters (MAOM) will be having its 1st Writer’s Spotlight. The event will feature 3 writers and their work.

Be sure to follow MAOM on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/GettingMyMoveOn?ref=hl

Any writer interested, should notify me immediately. Poets are welcome. The event will take place sometime at the beginning of November. A date has not yet been determined.

By the way, here is my author page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/MelissaFlynnCT?ref=hl

Until then…
Remember? Me? Moving On? It’s what I do…

Me On TV :)

By Howard Petote

By Howard Petote

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By Gerri Brousseau

By Gerri Brousseau

By Melissa Flynn

Hello There,

I have been meaning to write more, but life is keeping me busy. I do promise to keep you updated more often. So bear with me while I get caught up on some things. In the meantime, I’d like to share a few bits of information with you.

We Connecticut artist have decided to put on a show case for the public. Admission is free. Parking is free. And the refreshments are free. What more could you ask for?

Below I have included a recent press release. And for a special on air invitation, click on this link:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/ct_style/wallingford-writers-community

I joined CT Style for lunch and took along some books and a painting to share with the viewers.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Announcing the 1st Semi-Annual Free Local Artist Showcase:
An Opportunity to Meet Authors
Presented by Wallingford Writer’s Community

The Wallingford Writer’s Community (WWC) presents the free Artist Showcase, which takes place on August 10, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm at The Sandman Gallery and Frame Shoppe, located at 14 West Main Street in the heart of downtown Meriden. Authors will read excerpts and offer books have books for sale. Attendees can browse tables during the event and light refreshments will be served. For questions, call Melissa (WWC Chair) at 203-707-3918.

The Artist Showcase is a rare opportunity for the public to meet local authors who will introduce and share excerpts from their work. Other art forms will also be displayed. Come, read, share, listen and let us all enjoy art in many forms.

The event is designed to make local artists and their work more accessible to the public. Diverse art forms and book genres will include Fiction and Non-fiction: thriller, mystery, romance, paranormal historical, young adult, how-to and much more. Guests are sure to find something appealing.

Wallingford Writer’s Community members meet regularly at the Wallingford Public Library to share and discuss their work.

Join them on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm at The Sandman Gallery and Frame Shoppe (sandmangallery.com), 14 West Main Street, Meriden. Free parking available at nearby lots.

Refer all artist questions to Melissa Flynn at schedulemelissa@melissaflynn.org or 203-707-3918.

P.S. In case you are wondering, I am still moving on–quite well. More exciting news soon.