Fellowship of Christian Writers
7 p.m. Tues. April 11, 2017
Night of Sharing
People who shared in 2005
How Night of Sharing Came to Be
Trudy Graham, updated by Lavon Lewis, 2013
For several years Mardell “Mutt” Potter was a member of this group. Mutt was an older gentleman, tall, seldom speaking, and a bit of a curmudgeon. Mutt entered all our contests, both poetry and prose. His writing was warm and often endearing. In spite of insistent urging from several of our members, Mutt absolutely refused to submit his work for publication. He wrote for his own pleasure, and perhaps for therapy, especially after the death of his wife.
After our May meeting in 2000, Mutt said to me, “Trudy, I don’t feel like I really know anyone. I hear people say what they have sold or what has been rejected but I don’t know their writing. I feel like I can’t really know them without knowing their writing.”
The seed of an idea took root in my mind — what about a meeting when we just shared ourselves through our own writing? Mutt died that July before we had our first Night of Sharing in September 2000.
Everyone liked the program and we decided to make it an annual event. September seemed the ideal time and so the Night of Sharing was set for the second Tuesday night of that month — September 11th, 2001, the day of the World Trade Center Attack.
We didn’t come together to share that night. Many members stayed home to grieve. Others went to prayer meetings. We rescheduled that program for our January 2002 meeting.
The Night of Sharing has been presented every year since.
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The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it. Psalm 68:11 (NIV)