Noble Pen Meeting, January 21, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

January 21, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

How does one describe Artemis Fowl? Various psychiatrists have tried and failed. The main problem is Artemis’s own intelligence. He bamboozles every test thrown at him. He has puzzled the greatest medical minds and sent many of them gibbering to their own hospitals.

There is no doubt that Artemis is a child prodigy. But why does someone of such brilliance dedicate himself to criminal activities? This is a question that can be answered by only one person. And he delights in not talking.

Perhaps the best way to create an accurate picture of Artemis is to tell the by now famous account of his first villainous venture. I have put together this report from first-hand interviews with the victims, and as the tale unfolds you will realize that this was not easy.

The story began several years ago at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Artemis Fowl had devised a plan to restore his family’s fortune. A plan that could topple civilizations and plunge the planet into a cross-species war.

He was twelve years old at the time …

–Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl


Oakley is writing again and has made a submission to Flyway, ISU’s literary magazine and soon to be a movie by Michael Bay.

George’s victories are too good to wait for the group to meet, so instead here is a dance number.

Dylan got a new story commission and will no doubt produce a fine literary tale with lots of saucy gypsies thrown in.

Nick sold an article to a train journal for $200. On the down side, his editor is spending a year dead for tax reasons.

After trying to come up with a nickname for the group, I have decided on Penites, as it sounds quite rude.

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, January 14. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Shannon – Chapter One of Solomon’s Heist. Sorry about all the false starts. I’m having trouble settling down on something. This is a significant rewrite and will be available later tonight.

Dylan – A new short story. Email him for copy.

Keep Writing, Penites.