March 14, 2014: APJA (Association of Professional Jewish Artists) member Ronni Miller recently won the 2nd place award in Flash Fiction for her latest story “Curse Of Brides” from the National League of American Pen Women. The story was inspired by a sculpture by Wolfe Zucker, another member of the APJA community.
The Winter Escapades Salon was held at Ronni’s home studio in Sarasota, FL on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Twenty-two writers and artists attended and shared their work.
Following is an excerpt written by one of the participants an artist and writer about her reactions to the event.
A Sunday Afternoon Salon
by Joni Duane
Having faith my “Tom Tom” would guide me; I drove to an unfamiliar place for an unfamiliar event. As I turned into the subdivision I navigated the curvy road at the posted 15 miles an hour speed limit. Peacefulness settled over me as I passed home after home canopied with vegetation that cast a blue haze in the stillness. I was struck by the variety of one hue, green; there were blue greens, yellow green, Kelly greens as well as saturated greens and less intense greens…
We all had time to meet and greet as we tasted good tidbits with a glass of wine. The ringing of the bell signaled for us to be seated…
Sitting in a circle, those who wanted to, shared their writings…and art…all (shared) their appreciation for the struggle we all go through to create, express and entertain. Thank you Ronni for providing the casual and comfortable atmosphere in which to express ourselves and for your expert guidance and encouragement. What a delightful afternoon. You have opened up a whole new world to me.
Ronni will facilitate her Feel It! Write It! workshops at two Sarasota, Florida Libraries on April 11, 2014 2-3 PM at Gulf Gate Library and April 17, 2014 5-6 PM at the Jacaranda Library. She will speak about the benefits of expressive writing and read selections from her books: Dance With The Elephants-Free your Creativity And Write and Cocoon To Butterfly-A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing. Both books are available through the Sarasota County Library System and for sale on www.writeitout.com her website. The workshops are free to the public.
Ronni will read from Domestic Shorts, her collection of short stories on April 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM at the Center For Building Hope, 5481 Communications Parkway, Sarasota, FL. This event is part of a two day Art Showcase presented by the Association of Professional Jewish Artists. A musical performance will follow the reading. There is no cover charge.
Write It Out now offers a unique, new writing tutor and coach service for students of all ages. This service based on the Write It Out philosophy, methods and techniques has a dual purpose to develop writing skills as well as building self-confidence and self-esteem. Exercises stimulate creativity and imagination and guide individuals to utilize the skills of craft, organization and development. These are valuable skills for students in high school, college and people in the workplace who are preparing essays and work-related materials. Ronni, the Founder and Director of Write It Out personally brings her recognized talents of teaching, sensitivity, listening and insight used in her classrooms to her private students. Award-winning author of fiction stories and a children’s book as well as published writer of books, essays, poems, plays and professional editor and educator, Ronni shares her valuable experiences with her students. In-person, long distance learning by phone, Skype or internet available. Contact Ronni at RMillerWIO@aol.com or 941-359-3824 for an appointment.
Ronni Miller facilitated a successful expressive writing workshop at the Florida State Association National League Of American Pen Women Conference on November 8, 2013 in Daytona Beach, FL. guiding professional writers, artists and musicians to express feelings, memories and experiences to help initiate their creative projects.
Ronni received an award for her adult, fiction short story “Dead” from the Florida State Association National League Of American Pen Women November, 2013.
Join us to share original writing, art, music, dance or theater pieces at Ronni’s in Sarasota, FL. Contact RMillerWIO@aol.com for more information and to reserve a seat.
The popular WIO tradition of giving voice and view to artists, writers, musicians and craft people begun several years ago, will continue on Sunday afternoons beginning in November at Ronni’s home-studio in Pinehurst Village, Sarasota. Dates will be posted on “Events” before November on our website www.writeitout.com Seating is limited so please reserve a spot 941-359-3824 or RMillerWIO@aol.com Pick-up desserts, snacks and wine are welcome.
“EXPRESSIVE WRITING TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM” Bring pad and pen to experience a mini-workshop facilitated by Ronni Miller, Founder and Director of Write It Out® on the power of expressive writing to overcome the impact of illness.
ARTS AND HEALTH OF SARASOTA-MANATEE
NOV. 5, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM The Center For Arts& Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl 34236