Current and potential Belmar Arts Council members with writing backgrounds participated last week in the first meeting of Noble Prose, our new writers group. The interactive presentation covered aspects of the group's direction, including creative coaching, on-line critique, small group workshops, networking, future guest speakers, and more. Led by experienced writer and teacher Rachel Zantarski, group members, including Terri Faugno (shown in the last photo), shared samples of their writing. In the gallery, Sandy Cook discussed visual art collaborations with creative writers, seeking feedback on future workshops. The first meeting revealed the fact that many visual artists may also be poets and writers. Besides those mentioned above, also in attendance that night were Neil Schenk, Irene Maran, Joe Coviello, Harvey Rothman, and Andrew Cohen.
The Noble Prose group meets from 7 to 9 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. There is no fee for BAC members to join, but interested writers must apply and qualify. More information can be found on the BAC main website.