Collins Pond Pavilion
20202 Gum Island Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Jenna Caraway, Wilma's daughter (pictured here with her puppet, Throck), and her brother Gerald have reserved the Collins Pond Pavilion to carry on the tradition of our annual retreat that Wilma began. A big thanks to Jenna for hosting this event for us!
Everyone should bring their own bag lunch and a food to share, i.e., breakfast cake, salad, or dessert. Please email Betty Kasperski (email@example.com), by Tuesday.Sept 12th what they are bringing. Cold drinks will be provided. Jenna and Betty Kasperski will coordinate.
The theme will be "Under the Sea." There will be a short puppet show by Jenna with a free write reflecting the "Under the Sea" theme. There will be an opportunity for photos with the sea backdrop. Members are encouraged to share a sweet or funny story about an experience with Wilma. Betty will lead a mini-lesson, "Recording Your Story," with a four to five question handout. Free-write to relate to an "Under the Sea" suggestion of topics or the lesson. We will not be critiquing manuscripts this time.
FROM HARDEES IN GEORGETOWN
CORNER OF 113 AND 404/18 (Seashore Highway)
Drive west on 404/18 (Seashore Highway) approximately 6.3 miles to Wilson Hill Road. Wilson Hill Road is the first intersection past Elmer's Market. Turn right onto Wilson Hill Road (see "For All" below)
FROM THE 13 AND 404 INTERSECTION IN BRIDGEVILLE
Drive east on 404/18 (Seashore Highway) approximately 4.5 miles to Wilson Hill Road. Turn left onto Wilson Hill Road (see "For All" below)
FROM RT. 13 IN SEAFORD
Drive north on Rt. 13 to Rt. 18. (The intersection where Wright Auto Sales is located.) Turn right onto Rt. 18. Drive 1.4 miles to 404/18. Turn right onto 404/18 (Seashore Highway). Drive approximately 2.7 miles to Wilson Hill Road. Turn left onto Wilson Hill Road (see "For All" below)
FROM INTERSECTION OF WILSON HILL ROAD AND SEASHORE HIGHWAY (404/18) TO THE PAVILION
Drive 3/10 mile (to the 7th house on the left) on Wilson Hill Road to Gum Island Road (a stone road), Turn left onto Gum Island Road. Drive .1 mile on Gum Island Road to the entrance on the LEFT to the Collins Pond Pavilion.
QUESTIONS? Call Jenna at 214.908.4771 (cell phone) or 302.337.7181 (home) for questions before the event. Candy can be reached at 302.542.8510 (cell) or 302.856.6649 (home).
Left to right: Betty Kasperski, Jenna Caraway, Wilma Caraway, Candy Abbott, Marilyn Emmanuel, Melinda Egan, Ben Patterson, Victoria Cannon, Judi Folmsbee, Thelma Jones, Rebecca Jones
Purpose of DCWF
What you can expect from DCWF
Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.
Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.
There is no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.
We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.
A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).