Category Archives: Newsletters

This is the weekly newsletters for the Noble Pen Writer’s Group.

The Noble Pen for July 29, 2021

In-person Meeting

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd. Our old place Scott’s is not open evenings due to a scarcity of staff.
RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

Mike has established another way for us to discuss, using the Discord app. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

On-line meetings

If we need to have on-line meetings we will use Zoom, which works well. See newsletters from June for information.

Victories

We had two new people show up at the meeting.

Upcoming Schedule

July 29
Randy
Ciuin
Bill

Aug 5
Jeff
Open slots

Aug 12
Aime
Open slots

Aug 19
Jeff
Open slots

Aug 26
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for July 22, 2021

In-person Meeting

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd. Our old place Scott’s is not open evenings due to a scarcity of staff.
RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

Mike has established another way for us to discuss, using the Discord app. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

On-line meetings

If we need to have on-line meetings we will use Zoom, which works well. See newsletters from June for information.

Victories

Ciuin made progress on her degree essay.

Upcoming Schedule

July 22
Ciuin
Jeff
Aime

July 29
Randy
Ciuin
Open slot

Aug 5
Jeff
Open slots

Aug 12
Open slots

Aug 19
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for July 15, 2021

In-person Meeting July 15

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd. Our old place Scott’s is not open evenings due to a scarcity of staff.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

Mike has established another way for us to discuss, using the Discord app. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join. Also look for Creative Writing on Meetups.com for Cedar Rapids and make us look active there.

On-line meetings

If we need to have on-line meetings we will use Zoom, which works well. See newsletters from June for information.

Victories

Aime got more things to write for pay.

Upcoming Schedule

July 15
Ciuin
Randy
Bill

July 22
Randy
Jeff
Aime

July 29
Open slots

Aug 5
Aime
Jeff
Open slot

Aug 12
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for July 8, 2021

In-person Meeting July 8

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd. Our old place Scott’s is not open evenings due to a scarcity of staff.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

Discord Server Channel for Noble Pen

Mike has established another way for us to discuss, using the Discord app. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join.

On-line meetings

If we need to have on-line meetings we will use Zoom, which works well. See newsletters from June for information.

Victories

Aime wrote a short story in an hour and entered it in a contest.
Randy sold 6 books at his tool collector meet.

Upcoming Schedule

July 8
Jeff
Aime
Ciuin

July 15
Ciuin
Open slots

July 22
Randy
Open slots

July 29
Open slots

Aug 5
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for July 1, 2021

In-person Meeting July 1

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd. It is much quieter than the first place we tried, and our old place Scott’s is not open evenings due to a scarcity of staff.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

Discord Server Channel for Noble Pen

Mike has established another way for us to discuss, using the Discord app. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join.

On-line meetings

If we need to have on-line meetings we will use Zoom, which works well. See prior newsletters for information.

Victories

Randy had an article published in a tool journal. Ask him about wood auger bits.
Aime is writing a speech to accept an award for advocacy.

Upcoming Schedule

July 1
Nick
Randy
Bill

July 8
Jeff
Aime
Ciuin

July 15
Open slots

July 22
Open slots

July 29
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for June 24, 2021

In-person Meeting June 24

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd. It is much quieter than the first place we tried, and our old place Scott’s is not open evenings due to a scarcity of staff.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

Discord Server Channel for Noble Pen

Mike has established another way for us to discuss, using the Discord app. If you want to check it out, ask for an invitation link that will let you join.

On-line meetings

If we need to have on-line meetings we will use Zoom, which works well. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.
For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.
In the meantime, if you want a restaurant or take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant. Check their hours.

Victories

Linn County COVID cases are down to around 10 per day average, which is encouraging.
We found a quieter place to meet in person.
Aime started an outline for the rest of her Democracy story, and started a short story.

Upcoming Schedule

Jun 24
Aime
Randy
Bill

July 1
Nick
Open slots

July 8
Jeff
Open slots

July 15
Open slots

July 22
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for June 17, 2021

In-person outdoor meeting June 17 (weather permitting)

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at Vito’s on 42nd Street near Twin Pines and Edgewood Rd, at outdoor tables on that date, if the weather is suitable.

We are looking for a quieter meeting place. If you have a suggestion, let us know. Last we knew, Scott’s was not open evenings due to lack of staff.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

On-line meetings

We have gone to on-line meetings while new cases of coronavirus are frequent in the area and people haven’t had a chance to get vaccinated. The meetings work well. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.
For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.
In the meantime, if you want a restaurant or take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant. Check their hours, as they are shortened due to a scarcity of staffing.

Victories

Linn County COVID cases are down to around 10 per day average, which is encouraging.
Aime wrote the mission statement and vision statement for her city.

Upcoming Schedule

Jun 17
Jeff
Mike
Open slot

Jun 24
Aime
Open slots

July 1
Nick
Open slots

July 8
Jeff
Open slots

July 15
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for June 10, 2021

In-person outdoor meeting June 10 (weather permitting)

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at 30-Hop‘s outdoor tables on that date, if the weather is suitable. In case of bad weather, as happened last week, or an alarming increase in COVID cases per day, we will just Zoom. The restaurant is at 951 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, with an entrance on Rockwell Drive, diagonally across from the Target store.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

On-line meetings

We have gone to on-line meetings while new cases of coronavirus are frequent in the area and people haven’t had a chance to get vaccinated. The meetings work well. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.
For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.
In the meantime, if you want a restaurant or take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant. Check their hours, as they are shortened due to a scarcity of staffing.

Victories

Linn County COVID cases have stayed under 20 per day for the last few weeks, which is encouraging.
We held an outdoor meeting with 8 people.
Aime was asked to write another column for an e-publication.
Nick has been writing train reports.

Upcoming Schedule

Jun 10
Jeff
Mike
Open slot

Jun 17
Open slots

Jun 24
Open slots

July 1
Open slots

July 8
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for June 3, 2021

In-person outdoor meeting June 3 (weather permitting)

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at 30-Hop‘s outdoor tables on that date, if the weather is suitable. In case of bad weather, as happened last week, or an alarming increase in COVID cases per day, we will just Zoom. The restaurant is at 951 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, with an entrance on Rockwell Drive, diagonally across from the Target store.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

On-line meetings

We have gone to on-line meetings while new cases of coronavirus are frequent in the area and people haven’t had a chance to get vaccinated. The meetings work well. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.
For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.
In the meantime, if you want a restaurant or take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant. Check their hours, as they are shortened due to a scarcity of staffing.

Victories

Linn County COVID cases continue to drop, now averaging 11 new per day for the last week, which is encouraging.

Aime was invited to submit more short stories to the e-magazine that took an earlier one. She was tasked to write the city mission statement and vision statement. She also got another web site job to write.

Shannon wrote his bio for the anthology that is publishing one of his stories, and included the blurb for his upcoming book.

Upcoming Schedule

Jun 3
Aime
Mike
Open slot

Jun 10
Jeff
Open slots

Jun 17
Open slots

Jun 24
Open slots

July 1
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for May 27, 2021

In-person outdoor meeting May 27 (weather permitting)

We are planning to have an in-person meeting at 30-Hop‘s outdoor tables on that date, if the weather is suitable. In case of bad weather, or an alarming increase in COVID cases per day, we will just Zoom. The restaurant is at 951 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, with an entrance on Rockwell Drive, diagonally across from the Target store.

RSVP, please, to get an estimated count.

On-line meetings

We have gone to on-line meetings while new cases of coronavirus are frequent in the area and people haven’t had a chance to get vaccinated. The meetings work well. To participate, you can use the Zoom app on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer with a microphone. Use of a camera is optional. You can also call in with any phone but it would be long-distance if those rates apply to you.
For further details and the meeting ID number, contact us.
In the meantime, if you want a restaurant or take-out meal, it would be good to patronize our usual host, Scott’s Restaurant.

Victories

We are attempting an in-person meeting. Linn County COVID cases per day continues to drop, now averaging 16, which is encouraging.
Aime got another web site job to write.

Upcoming Schedule

May 27 – In person if possible
Jeff
Shannon (double – finishing Merger)

Jun 3
Aime
Open slots

Jun 10
Jeff
Open slots

Jun 17
Open slots

Jun 24
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill