April’s IFWA meeting began with critiques for two members’ stories. The prompt for the Friday Night Readings at When Words Collide will be “Widgets of Death.” May 3 is the deadline for speculative stories for “In Places Between,” the Robin Herrington Short Story Contest (details on the IFWA site); Pampered Chef will be our fundraiser for the contest prize money–bring your orders to the May meeting to have your name entered in a draw. IFWA has given up its Saturday night party slot at When Words Collide so that Edge Press can hold a party instead. Our semi-annual writers’ retreat is April 7-10. Aurora Nominations will be announced Friday, April 13: be sure to vote! The meeting ended with a skills session on how to give and receive critique.