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An Organization of Writers with Disabilities

Writers’ Teleconference Listings since 2010

Introduction

Members have the opportunity to listen and participate in our twice monthly phone conferences. Below are listed conference reference numbers and brief notes about content. If you’re not a member, and would like the opportunity to listen and participate, complete our membership form.

If you are a member and you want to listen to a conference, Dial the regular call-in number, substituting 41 for the last two digits. Then enter the regular access code when prompted. When asked for a reference number, press pound for the most recent recording, or enter any reference number listed below, followed by pound.

These listings are in chronological order starting in 2010, and are kept up to date. Each new year is a heading, to allow for quick navigation.

Enjoy!

Conferences in 2010

  • 0: May 2010, Guest speaker, Professor Terri Wallace, poet, interviewed by Rebecca Hein
  • 1: June 2010, Guest speaker, Annette Shardé, writer, publisher, graphic designer, interviewed by Rebecca Hein
  • 2: August 2010, BOE Administrative membership meeting conducted by Sanford Rosenthal
  • 3: August 2010, BOE Board meeting conducted by Sanford Rosenthal
  • 4: September 2010, John W. Smith, Blog creation and maintenance
  • 5: September 2010, BOE Administrative membership meeting/election conducted by Sanford Rosenthal and Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 6: September 2010, BOE Administrative membership meeting conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 7: October 2010, Guest speaker, Alister Stewart, Newspaper city editor, interviewed by Ernest Jones
  • 8: Brief conference recording test
  • 9: Brief conference recording test
  • 10: Brief conference recording test
  • 11: Brief conference recording test
  • 12: November 2010, Guest speaker, Ranga Shari, Radio personality from India, playwrite, spiritual thinker, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 13: November 2010, General meeting conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 14: December 2010, Critique session conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 15: December 2010, Guest speaker, Roger Cussin, Technology, software and devices, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance

Conferences in 2011

  • 16: January 2011, Critique session conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 17: January 2011, Guest speaker, Chris Bointon, Maine regional librarian, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 18: January 2011, BOE Board meeting conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 19: February 2011: General meeting conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 20: February 2011, Guest speaker arrived 20 to 30 minutes late, Joann VanderMulen, Canadian author, teacher, marketing specialist, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance, members exchange writing process before speaker arrives
  • 21: March 2011, Critique session conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 22: March 2011, Guest speaker, Bill Bushnell, Book reviewer, how to, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 23: April 2011, Critique and discussion, “If you could come back as an author, who would it be?”
  • 24: April 2011, Guest speaker, Ben Thomas, Maine author, “How to tell your story,” interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 25: May 2011, Members share work and goals
  • 26: May 2011, Guest speaker, James L. Nelson, Maine author, fiction and nonfiction, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 27: June 2011, Rebecca Hein, member, reads from book about writing, conducted by John W. Smith
  • 28: June 2011, Rebecca Hein, member, reads from a column on language, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 29: July 2011, General meeting regarding second anthology, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 30: July 2011, Guest speaker, Jim Baumer, Creative writing teacher, “Finding time to write,” interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 31: August 2011, Short administrative meeting, followed by member Ernest Jones discussing his writing, conducted/interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 32: August 2011, Member Rebecca Hein talks about her writing, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 33: September 2011, Short general meeting and election, followed by return guest speaker Jim Baumer, conducted/interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 34: October 2011, Return guest speaker Chris Bointon, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 35: October 2011, Round robin extemporaneous story by members, facilitated by Rebecca Hein
  • 36: November 2011, Guest speaker, John Nesbitt, Wyoming writers’ president, Q&A, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 37: November 2011, Guest speaker, Jim Dowing, Reader for Maine talking book library, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 38: December 2011, Member Marilyn Brandt Smith discusses her writing, interviewed by John W. Smith
  • 39: December 2011, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Conferences in 2012

  • 40: January 2012, Discussion of fundraising and publisher comparisons for second anthology
  • 41: January 2012, Round robin story, facilitated by Rebecca Hein
  • 42: February 2012, Discussion with Pat Gott, prospective publisher for second anthology, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 43: February 2012, Discussion with Tim Marfees, prospective publisher for second anthology from Author House, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 44: February 2012, BOE Board meeting, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 45: March 2012, Guest speaker, Michael Hingson, blind author, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 46: March 2012, General meeting, Pat Gott chosen as publisher of second anthology, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 47: April 2012, Critique session conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 48: May 2012, Guest speaker, Lagaya Romero, documentary writer, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 49: May 2012, Guest speaker, Tracey McDonald, blind romance writer, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 50: June 2012, Questions, sharing, working on success and challenges, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 51: June 2012, BOE Board meeting conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 52: June 2012, Using prompts to stimulate writing, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 53: July 2012, Goals for the next year, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 54: July 2012, Guest speaker, Donna Lynn Kelly, Writer, interviewed by Bobbi LaChance
  • 55: August 2012, Reading and submitting to magazines, conducted by Nancy Scott
  • 56: August 2012, General meeting conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 57: September 2012, General meeting with election of officers, conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 58: September 2012, Critique session conducted by Bobbi LaChance and Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 59: October 2012, Round robin story conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 60: October 2012, Critique session, The art of, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 61: November 2012, Critique session conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 62: November 2012, Round robin story, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 63: December 2012, Guest speaker, Aly Parsons, Critiquing fiction, interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 64: December 2012, Member Rebecca Hein, Practice writing, announcement of poetry contest, interviewed/conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 65: December 2012, Poetry contest meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 66: December 2012, Poetry contest meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 67: December 2012, Poetry contest meeting, final choice for contest, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor and Marilyn Brandt Smith

Conferences in 2013

  • 68: January 2013, Guest speaker, Lynn Stagletter, Author, publishing experience, interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 69: January 2013, BOE Board meeting conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 70: January 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 71: February 2013, Business about anthology and critiques, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 72: February 2013, Anthology planning conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 73: February 2013, Blogging, sharing ideas, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 74: February 2013, Anthology planning with publisher Pat Gott and editor Kate Chamberlin
  • 75: February 2013, Anthology planning conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 76: March 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 77: March 2013, Anthology planning conducted by Bobbi LaChance
  • 78: March 2013, Limericks critiqued, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 79: March 2013, Critique session, Easter and April Fools, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 80: April 2013, Critique session, Last Day in the World, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 81: April 2013, Anthology committees meeting
  • 82: May 2013, Critique session, pieces about mother, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 83: May 2013, Critique session, pieces about mother continued, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 84: June 2013, Critique session concluded, Anthology progress, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 85: June 2013, Critique session, Father’s Day, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 86: June 2013, BOE Board meeting regarding list guidelines, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 87: July 2013, Guest speaker, Robert Branco, author, publisher, interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 88: July 2013, BOE Board meeting about anthology, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 89: July 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 90: August 2013, Critique session, transportation, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 91: August 2013, Anthology committees meeting and BOE Board meeting, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 92: August 2013, Guest speaker, Nathan Hale, Video trailer producer, interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 93: September 2013, Critique session conducted by Donna Grahmann
  • 94: September 2013, General administrative meeting conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 95: September 2013, BOE Board meeting conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 96: October 2013, Critique session followed by BOE Board meeting, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 97: October 2013, BOE Board meeting conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 98: November 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 99: November 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 100: December 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 101: December 2013, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Conferences in 2014

  • 102: January 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 103: January 2014, Member Deon Lyons, interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 104: February 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 105: February 2014, member Virginia Small, writer and graphic artist interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 106: March 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 107: March 2014, Member Rebecca Hein, stories from her writing life, interviewed by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 108: March 2014, BOE Board meeting conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 109: April 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 110: April 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 111: May 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 112: May 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 113: June 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 114: June 2014, Member Abbie Johnson Taylor speaking about her work
  • 115: July 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 116: July 2014, BOE Board meeting about bylaws, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 117: August 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 118: August 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 119: September 2014, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 120: September 2014, BOE General membership meeting and election conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 121: October 2014, Critique session conducted by Alice Massa
  • 122: October 2014, Roundtable and critique session conducted by Alice Massa
  • 123: October 2014, BOE Board meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 124: November 2014, Roundtable and Guest speaker Jalil Mortazavi, author interviewed by Alice Massa
  • 125: November 2014, Roundtable and membership panel about local writers’ group participation, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 126: December 2014, Membership discussion about present reading choices and influencial authors, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 127: December 2014, Critique session conducted by Alice Massa

Conferences in 2015

  • 128: January 2015, Roundtable and critique session, new year’s party, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 129: January 2015, Roundtable and member John W. Smith talks about blogs and podcasts, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 130: January 2015, BOE Board meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 131: February 2015, Roundtable followed by members panel discussing Philmore voice mail as a means of networking
  • 132: February 2015, Roundtable followed by member Terri Winaught discussing Consumer Vision magazine
  • 133: March 2015, Roundtable followed by guest speaker Donna W. Hill discussing her book
  • 134: March 2015, Critique session featuring Pi poems and limericks, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 135: March 2015, Focus on National Poetry Month and sharing prompts, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 136: April 2015, Member Leonard Tuchyner discusses his book
  • 137: April 2015, BOE Board meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 138: May 2015, Guest speaker R. Andrew Lambert discusses his book
  • 139: May 2015, Critique session and special election for secretary, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 140: June 2015, Guest speakers, publishers and authors Leonore and David Dvorkin, member author Patty Fletcher, discuss publishing her book and others
  • 141: June 2015, Member Mary-Jo Lord talks about the need for self editing
  • 142: July 2015, Critique session, patriotic theme, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 143: July 2015, Member Frances Strong discusses writing her children’s books
  • 144: July 2015, BOE Board meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 145: August 2015, Critique session, music theme, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 146: August 2015, Member Lynda Lambert, “Kaleidoscope: Fleeting Views of Dreams and Wishes”
  • 147: September 2015, Critique session, collaborative writing, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 148: September 2015, General membership meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 149: October 2015, Membership panel on novel writing
  • 150: October 2015, Critique session conducted by Alice Massa
  • 151: October 2015, BOE Board meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 152: November 2015, Member author Phyllis Campbell discusses her many books and publishing options
  • 153: November 2015, Guest speaker, Media and Communications Officer Will Butler, editor of the new literary journal of the San Francisco Lighthouse, discusses guidelines for publication
  • 154: December 2015, Member Nancy Scott discusses collaborative writing and her most recent chapbook
  • 155: December 2015, Roundtable and critique session, holiday theme, conducted by Alice Massa

Conferences in 2016

  • 156: January 2016, Members read their own work in preparation for a recorded tenth anniversary celebration project, conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 157: January 2016, Guest speaker B. T. Kimbrough, editor of DIALOGUE magazine
  • 158: January 2016, BOE History committee meeting, preparing for anniversary publication and celebrations, many charter members present, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 159: January 2016, BOE Board meeting conducted by Alice Massa
  • 160: February 2016, Critique session, Celebrating the arts theme, conducted by Alice Massa
  • 161: February 2016, Critique session conducted by Alice Massa
  • 162: March 2016, Guest speaker Christine Ha, author and Master Chef winner, discusses her journey and her book
  • 163: March 2016, Emergency BOE Board meeting conducted by John W. Smith
  • 164: April 2016, Members read their own work, conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 165: April 2016, General administrative meeting conducted by John W. Smith
  • 166: April 2016, BOE Board meeting conducted by John W. Smith
  • 167: May 2016, Guest speaker Jim Stovall, author, motivational speaker, interviewed by Bonnie Blose
  • 168: May 2016, Guest speaker Vicki Prahin, instructor of poetry course at Hadley School for the Blind, interviewed by Nancy Scott
  • 169: June 2016, Critique session conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 170: June 2016, Reading that shapes your writing, conducted by John W. Smith
  • 171: July 2016, Critique session conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 172: July 2016, Book discussion, The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, conducted by Bonnie Blose
  • 173: July 2016, BOE Board meeting conducted by John W. Smith
  • 174: August 2016, Getting published, part 1, conducted by Lynda Lambert
  • 175: August 2016, Getting published, part 2, guest speakers Amy Bovard and Becky Ann Porter, conducted by lynda Lambert
  • 176: August 2016, BOE Board meeting conducted by John W. Smith
  • 177: September 2016, Critique session conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 178: September 2016, General administrative meeting and election, conducted by John W. Smith
  • 179: October 2016, Critique session conducted by Bonnie Blose
  • 180: October 2016, BOE Board meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 181: October 2016, Guest speaker Mike Rydell, professor at Loyola and instructor at Hadley School for the Blind, interviewed by Bonnie Blose
  • 182: November 2016, BOE Board meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 183: November 2016, Interviewing skills, styles, and experiences, conducted by John W. Smith and Bonnie Blose
  • 184: November 2016, Family and personal stories I should write, conducted by Bonnie Blose
  • 185: December 2016, Book discussion, Steering the Craft by Ursula Le Guin, conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith, Nancy Scott, and Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 186: December 2016, Critique session conducted by Bonnie Blose

Conferences in 2017

  • 187: January 2017, Guest speaker Suzette Standring, Columnist and workshop conductor, interviewed by Bonnie Blose
  • 188: January 2017, Writing for healing and growth through group critiques, conducted by Leonard Tuchyner
  • 189: January 2017, BOE Board meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 190: February 2017, Bobbi LaChance memorial celebration conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 191: February 2017, Mad Libs word game conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 192: March 2017, Critique session conducted by Bonnie Blose
  • 193: March 2017, BOE Board meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 194: March 2017, General administrative meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 195: March 2017, BOE Board meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 196: April 2017, In the absence of scheduled guest speaker, discussion of poetry forms and techniques, National Poetry Month, conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 197: April 2017, Easter parade of poetry read by members and guests, conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 198: May 2017, Critique session, fiction and nonfiction, conducted by Bonnie Blose
  • 199: May 2017, Guest speaker Emily Michael, Creative writing teacher and poet, conducted by Abbie Johnson Taylor
  • 200: May 2017, BOE Board meeting about bylaws changes approval, conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 201: June 2017, Guest speaker Jessica Goody, Poet, interviewed by Bonnie Blose
  • 202: June 2017, General administrative meeting conducted by Marilyn Brandt Smith
  • 203: June 2017, Guest speaker Nolan Crabb, Journalist, editor, and book reviewer, interviewed by Bonnie Blose

Last updated: June 2017