Noble Pen Meeting, September 10th, 2009

Noble Pen Meeting

September 10th, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

“You see,” I explained to Joshua, “what Joy is doing is ironic, yet that’s not her intent. That’s the difference between irony and sarcasm. Irony can be spontaneous, while sarcasm requires volition. You have to create sarcasm.”
“No kidding?” said Josh.
“Why do I waste my time with you?””
— Christopher Moore Lamb

This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as non-traditional gramar, split infinitives, and the odd wank.”
— Christopher Moore Fool: A Novel

Editor’s Note

Sadly, due to complications, Scott will not be able to join us until the new year.


Nick has officially retired from the USPS. Congratulations Nick. He is going to go on vacation for awhile, but he will rejoin us in the new year.

George is another year older, and now owns his car. Let’s celebrate with 90’s techno.

Ciuin is not failing Russian, and she was interviewed in the Daily Iowan about her Russian class. But can any of us really understand the noble Russian culture?


Fiction can cause fights.

Amazon is suing Google over Google Books. The Author’s Guild has an official statement that reads like a rant.

CBS is making a comedy about how book publishers trash our hopes and dreams. Ha ha, very funny CBS, you jerks.

Upcoming Critiques

Thursday, Sept 10th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Quint #2 by Ciuin

Hard Luck by Shannon, Chapter One and Two –go to and enter username:noblepen and password:nblpn or ask me for a copy

Thursday, Sept 17th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


Adam – more Legend of Ardloc

Thursday, Sept 24th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


Hard Luck 3&4 by Shannon

Thursday, Sept 31st. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


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