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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, Nick Nixon

Words can't express the sadness the Coffee and Critique writers feel at the loss of our cherished friend and fellow writer, Nick Nixon.

Nick will always be remembered for his beautiful writing, kind heart and kind words.

This photo of Nick was taken during his visit to Coffee and Critique earlier this summer.

Please keep Nick and his family in your hearts and prayers.

6 comments:

Sioux said...

Nick was definitely one-of-a-kind. Not many people can be talented when it comes to music AND when it comes to writing. Nick was.

He will be missed...

Dianna Graveman said...

We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Nick and talking with him at OCW in Eureka Springs last fall. Wish I had had the opportunity to know him better. He seemed like such a gentle soul.

Marcia G. said...

We didn't have him with us long enough. He was so humble about his writing, but his stories absolutely resonated truth in his unique voice and style. His confidence grew as he threw his heart into learning about the craft of memoir writing. He listened and applied any and all advice, until finally setlling into his own natural talent.

His critiques of others were so insightful and honest, always the epitome of encouraging and constructive. I know he helped me tremendously, not just with inside information on horses and music, but with overcoming shyness, with showing how to put my heart on the page and trusting it to be safe there. He was my biggest fan, spurring me on. I miss his wisdom. I was not through learning from him. And I was not through with hearing about Hershel, the boy he was.

It was an honor to write alongside him. Thanks for everything, Nick.

BECKY said...

Dianna, you found the perfect words to describe Nick: a gentle soul. He was a wonderful man. I'm so grateful that I knew him as well as I did. I'd never heard of Nick Nixon when I joined Coffee & Critique a couple of years ago(or three, or four.)When I was young, I wasn't much of a country music fan, so I wasn't aware of his success, or his St.Louis nightclub, etc. I knew Nick as a very sweet, funny, kind, encouraging, wonderful writer, storyteller and singer, fantastic guitar player, and friend to all. And he also loved his family very much. I'd already been missing him, since the day he could no longer attend our C&C meetings, but I still wasn't prepared for his permanent departure. He certainly won't be forgotten, especially since I have an old LP of his, and the DVD of his one-man-show in Warrenton. Thanks for posting this, Donna.



K9friend said...

Nick's spirit remains in his family, his stories, and his songs. I'm sure heaven is a much more interesting place now that Nick has arrived.

Ben Swolz said...

I just so happen to stumble upon this blog, always wanting to find anything I can on my dad. It brought so many tears to read all this, such wonderful well said words of the man I also admired. Dad did love his family very much, but being involved in this writers club was one of the best things that ever happened. Seems how we were his kids and thoroughly enjoyed everything he wrote, it meant so much more to be critiqued and accepted as a real writer. We could not give him unbiased advice as the group could. Being part of the group gave him something he longed for...confidence in his writing. The family is blessed with all his stories that can be passed on for generations & thanks go out to all the people in the Coffee & Critique Writers Group. Lori (his daughter)