QC Writers and Poets Club

Marian Stoddard

Our Feb. 5 QC Writers and Poets Club (QCWAP) meeting started with a lively discussion of the future of artificial intelligence (AI), led by Paul Riggins. Is AI destined to eliminate the need for writers and poets in the future, or can we rest assured that there is a future for us? Needless to say, we didn’t solve this problem, but we certainly had many intriguing ideas and opinions.

This was followed by a presentation of Together Works, our writer’s assistance program to club members who wish to self-publish their poems, books, and other items for distribution to the public.

The word “Together” was selected, because our self-publishing effort uses our members’ varied technical, teaching, and writing abilities, plus experience, to make it happen. We are fortunate to live in an upscale environment of retired folks from all over the world who are still hungry for something productive in which to be involved. Together these people represent a formidable force equal to any intellectual task put before them.

The word “Works” was selected, because self-publishing is work! But we do not do the work for you. We show our members how to self-publish through written instructions, classes, and hands-on sessions with their computers.

To learn more about the Writers and Poets Club and Together Works, you can access our website at QCWAP.org. This is a newly developed website, just recently activated.

The Writers and Poets Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kino Conference Center. Please come join us.