The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Audrey Gomez
Of The New Era 

Writers enjoy mutual support in Sr. Center group


March 31, 2015

MEMBERS of The Write Stuff gather for their weekly meeting at the Senior Center. From left are Roberta McKern, Connie Stafford, Diane Norbert, Peggy Mathia, Betty Postma and Vivian Chelstad. Photo by Audrey Gomez

When a writing class offered through Linn-Benton Community College was cancelled, a group of Sweet Home classmates decided to keep meeting and writing anyway.

What emerged from that is a new group, The Write Stuff, which meets weekly on Fridays at the Sweet Home Senior Center.

“The class developed a real camaraderie among the members who were coming,” said Glenda Hopkins, one of the group’s founders.

“I encouraged the ones who wanted to do it. I like to encourage what everybody has to contribute.”

Many of the group members are from the class, which was taught for years by Lor...

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