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I am currently using these slides in class, so they may change day to day. Find the Meercat bookmark, and that's where we are in class. (There are also slides I end up not using in class.)

Reedsy Writing prompts for May 14-18 (because it is too long for one slide and has links)
On May 11th, 1926, C.S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien are said to have met for the first time. They went on to join the literary discussion group, The Inklings. Today, it's one of the best-known writers groups in history. This got us thinking about all of the other groups out there that bring together like-minded people to share, discuss, and create.

The following five writing prompts are all real groups, societies, and associations that existed at some point, or still exist today. We'd like you to write stories that might have taken place there.

The Seven Society is the most secretive of the University of Virginia's secret societies. Members are only revealed after their death, when a wreath of black magnolias in the shape of a "7" is placed at the gravesite, the bell tower of the University Chapel chimes at seven-second intervals on the seventh dissonant chord when it is seven past the hour, and a notice is published in the University's Alumni News, and often in the Cavalier Daily.

Club 33 is a set of private clubs located in three of the Disney Parks. The original is in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland.

The Factory was so named for Andy Warhol’s studio space in New York City. It was a meeting place of artists, writers and musicians, including Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dali. It became famous for its raucous parties.

The Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society is a not for profit group of volunteers investigating the Bigfoot phenomenon and reports in Pennsylvania.

The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor is a community of professionals who study, practice, and promote healthy humor and laughter. Making one-to-one connections with like-minded people.

A Guide to Short Story Contests 2018 (One specific web page I found)

Links to Writing Contests 2018 A document I created starting with that website, but I excluded contests that aren't available to us in Oregon AND I will be adding to this document from other sources.