More than Art

June 2, 2022

A place to meet and explore the art of the written word.

Written by Greg Smith
SCWG Organizer

That’s right. Tucked in with all the paintings, photographs, and other forms of visual art there is a group that meets to paint with words. The Next Picture Show, Dixon, hosts two writer’s workshops a month for the Sauk Creative Writer’s Group (SCWG). The writers meet at 2 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the downstairs meeting room. 

“We welcome writers of all levels to attend,” said Greg Smith, Dixon, the group’s organizer. “We have members working on novels, short stories, and prose. Recently we had someone bring in lyrics to a song they wrote.”

The SCWG had been around for more than five years before the pandemic. The group rebooted earlier this year after a TNPS volunteer contacted Smith about restarting the SCWG at TNPS. 

“We have members who have been published and those who are just starting a writing project,” Smith said. “The goal is to meet other writers and to help each other improve our craft.”

For more information, contact Smith at [email protected] or come stop by and check out the group.

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