The Noble Pen for Apr 12, 2012

Next Noble Pen Meeting

Apr 12th, 2012 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


It’s National Library Week.  Do something to enjoy or advance the written word.

I’d be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.—Bill Gates

Recently published letters show a different side of Ernest Hemingway.

James Bond with a beer?  The newest movie forgoes his famed shaken, not stirred martini for a brew.  Here’s a summary of his tastes in alcoholic beverages in the movies.

The Wizard of Oz was mentioned in discussions at the last meeting.  Here’s a recent book exploring the history and  symbolism of the Oz books.


Dylan got paid (but no extra) for his over-long commission.


Writers aspiring to place their characters in England might want to review this short list of current terminology.  A detailed article in  Wikipedia  categorizes the differences and indicates some of the historical influences, and gives a nice table relating to educational grade terminology.  Google will find many more helpful discussions.

You know, I do speak the Queens English. It’s just the wrong Queens that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge.  It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean. ~Cyndi Lauper

Upcoming Schedule

April 12th


April 19th

Lynda ?

April 26th

Dylan (unless someone wants it)
Open slot

May 3rd

Open slot

Keep Writing,