Category Archives: Newsletters

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

The Noble Pen Picnic Jun 9, 2022

Next Meeting – Picnic with Alumni

We will meet Thursday at the brown pavilion in Guthridge Park in Hiawatha, 10th Ave north of Emmons St. It is available beginning at 6 pm. We plan to have pizza at 7 pm. BYOBeer. Soft drinks may be available. We might have a fun exercise, but no submissions to review. It would help in ordering pizza to let us know you are coming, if you haven’t already. If you can donate to help cover the cost of rental and pizza, contact Amie.
Storm location (no pizza) is Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Aime, Ciuin, and Nick all wrote new material on their current projects.

Upcoming Schedule

Jun 9
Celebration of the Noble Pen’s anniversary
We need ideas for a fun exercise.

Jun 16
Aime
Ciuin
David

Jun 23
Jered
Open slots

Jun 30
Jeff
Open slots

Jul 7
Nick
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Jun 2, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Jered got a rejection from a magazine with comments and invitation to re-submit.
Ciuin submitted early.
Bill got a readers comments (although few) and positive rating.

Upcoming Schedule

Jun 2
Nick
Jeff
Ciuin

Jun 9
Celebration of the Noble Pen’s anniversary
We need ideas for a fun exercise.

Jun 16
Aime
Ciuin
David

Jun 23
Jered
Open slots

Jun 30
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for May 26, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Jeff declared his novel’s first draft complete.

Upcoming Schedule

May 26
Jared
Ciuin
Bill

Jun 2
Nick
Jeff
Ciuin

Jun 9
Celebration of the Noble Pen’s anniversary
Open slots

Jun 16
Open slots

Jun 23
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for May 19, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Aime sent the invitation for the picnic.
Nate is working on a summer reading list.
Jeff started reading a classic.

Upcoming Schedule

May 19
Ciuin
Jeff
Prateek

May 26
Jared
Ciuin?
Bill?

Jun 2
Nick
Jeff
Open slot

Jun 9
Celebration of the Noble Pen’s anniversary
Open slots

Jun 16
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for May 12, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Aime wrote a commencement speech.
Bill has another reader for his story.

Upcoming Schedule

May 12
Ciuin
Bill
Victoria

May 19
Aime
Jeff
Prateek

May 26
Open slots

Jun 2
Nick
Jeff
Open slot

Jun 9
Celebration of the Noble Pen’s anniversary
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for May 5, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Bill is making progress on a rewrite of his story’s ending.

Upcoming Schedule

May 5
Nick
Jeff
Jered

May 12
Aime
Open slots

May 19
Aime
Jeff
Open slot

May 26
Open slots

Jun 2
Open slots

Jun 9
Celebration of the Noble Pen’s anniversary
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for April 28, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Bill received comments from a reader.
Ciuin had time, at long last, to read fiction instead of classwork.
Stacie is making time for more reading.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 28
Jered
David
Aime

May 5
Nick
Jeff
Open slots

May 12
Open slots

May 19
Open slots

May 26
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Apr 21, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Edison, 475 Northland Ave NE, at Blairs Ferry Rd. (website)

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

An Ongoing Contest

Jered pointed out a quarterly/annual science fiction contest called “Writers of the Future” (site) (wikipedia) for authors who have not yet had professional success. It was started by L. Ron Hubbard and is funded by his organizations, but does not require the authors to have a Scientology connection.

Victories

Ciuin’s essay passed and she is done! Watch for an invitation to her grad party.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 21
Jeff
Bill
Randy

Apr 28
Prateek
David
Aime

May 5
Nick
Open slots

May 12
Open slots

May 19
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Apr 14, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Ciuin turned in the big essay.
Bill added 500 words to his story and has a beta reader.
Nick finished rereading a classic.
Randy finished reading an 1100 page book.
Aime was invited to speak at a graduation ceremony.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 14
Aime
Jered
Randy

Apr 21
Jeff
Open slots

Apr 28
Prateek
Open slots

May 5
Open slots

May 12
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill

The Noble Pen for Apr 7, 2022

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday 7 pm at Vito’s (see website) on 42nd Street NE not far from Edgewood Rd.

Discord and Meetups for Noble Pen

The Discord app provides another way for us to discuss. 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.

Victories

Aime put Time Travelers Blues out for people to read.
Jered wrote a flash story.
Bill continued work on modernizing and smoothing his story, and added 1500 words.

Upcoming Schedule

Apr 7
Nick
Jeff
Laura

Apr 14
Aime
Jered
Open slot

Apr 21
Jeff
Open slots

Apr 28
Open slots

May 5
Open slots

Keep Writing,
Bill