WELCOMING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH LETTERS TO SANTA
For those unfamiliar with this fascinating area of Fort Worth, it is the site of the stockyards where drovers moved cattle to the railhead in the days of large cattle drives. Later it was the site of large meat packing plants. Now, it is preserved as a historical district with museums, shops, restaurants and daily cattle drives. On the first Saturday of December, the area is transformed into a wonderland of lights, music and holiday entertainment for children of all ages.
TWW members help children write letters to Santa (who has his workshop nearby) and give away our Christmas Book which includes stories and poems submitted by our members.
One of our members, Jan Nourse, is a members of The Sonshine Sisters, a mountain dulcimer/choral group.
This group provides holday music for the event.
This year, on December 3rd, we enjoyed an afternoon with families who braved the cold, rainy weather and brought their children to the event. You can see by the photos that everyone had a great time.
I will be sharing some of these stories and poems from our Christmas book each day until the 25th. I hope you will enjoy them.
Don’t forget that beginning January 2, 2012, I am offering a two month class in character development called Simply Creating Fictional Characters.
The class will include techniques in building believable, interesting three-dimensional characters. I will also assist and encourage students to interact with each other through twitter, facebook and their blogs.
I think it will be a great way to start the new year.
To find out more about the classes go to http://www.sharonkowen.com click on the tab classes and creative writing classes.
Looking forward to seeing your there.
Posted on December 7, 2011, in Book Recommendations, Trinity Writers Workshop, Writers, Writers Groups, Writing and tagged christmas at the stockyards, christmas book, fort worth stockyards, fort worth texas, santa, sharon k owen, trinity writers workshop, writers groups in Dallas and Fort Worth Texas. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.