Anti-Social Writers O-Side Read 'n Respond Session

  • Apr 3, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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GATHER TIME: 615PM. ( The plan is to give folks time eat food and drink drinks, anti-socially chat a bit. AND THE REAL WORK STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7PM. )


  • We a convivial group & serious writers (many of us have been published in various forms). Please bring up to 5 pages each session of your novel, memoir, short story, screen play. And be prepared to listen closely and critique others' work, intelligently and respectfully.
  • We do have fun and then clear the desks and work hard. Please come only if you are willing to both read and critique others' work.
  • IT IS OK TO "JUST SHOW UP, MAGICALLY APPEAR!" But it is better to RSVP so others attending will know how many copies of their work to bring.
  • READERS 'n RESPONDERS WELCOME! Those who love to write and have a story to tell will love this meetup! Come prepared to read your work (5 pages) and have the schmartest, most insightful, and useful responses to offer on your fellow writer's work. So if this sounds like you--come be our Hero! ;-)
  • If you cannot make a meeting and have RSVP'd YES, please change your RSVP to NO, as there may be people on the Waiting List who can use your seat at the table!
  • Please try to bring enough copies of your work for all members who have RSVP'd YES.
  • You can submit as long a piece by email as you want. And those who receive it can read as much or as little as they want. But at the meeting, the number of pages each person can read is determined by the number of folks who show up, divided by available time, square by the orbit of Uranus, allowing for solar drag, of course.( We tend to average 5 typewritten double-spaced 12 pt Times New Roman pages per participant...)

Folks who want to email their work in advance of the meeting (a very schmart idea) can do so.


  • Go to the Home page of the WORD Meetup Group's site (
  • At the blue links for navigation toward the top of the page, choose More
  • From the drop-down list choose Files
  • Browse to the file you want to upload from your computer and upload it
  • Add a description of what you done uploaded: Your Name, Story Title, Date of the Meeting it is For
  • Go enjoy the beverage of your choice, be nice to your kids, pet your dog, tell your partner that he/she doesn't look at all fat in the dress he/she is wearing

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  • RUSS S.

    OK ANti-Socialites.. Last Wednesday was both enjoyable for the large number of convivial intellects who arrived and chaotic because creative people are...well...chaotic. So.. to channel some of this creativity, I will bring a sign-in sheet . The first to sign will be those who have RSVP'd. (OK.. executive decision...Don almost always comes but doesn;t RSVP.. so he can sign in), teose who don't, line up afvterwards. The list will go around just before 7PM. Those who arrive after then, I suggest you try Thorn's strong coffee to stay awake 'till it's your turn..

    April 5, 2013

  • Sarah Z. S.

    It was a stimulating evening, for sure! Thanks to all who shared and made thoughtful comments! I do have a few suggestions that I think would help things flow better and put everyone on the same page with regard to expectations and responsibilities. 1. Require people to RSVP. 2. Agree with Dick and Howard that if they don't, they don't read. 3. Readings need to strictly limited to five, double-spaced pages. Some people's work was single space or 1.5 space, which turns a five-page reading into a 10-page reading. Not cool. 4. Have a sign-up sheet for readings and follow that order. Whoever signs up first (on site) reads first. 5. Require quiet during commentary, no interrupting others when they are giving their thoughts. That's the standard at workshops everywhere. Neither the reader nor the other participants may interrupt or argue with the person who is speaking. 6. Remind readers (in advance) to be congenial and open to input (as well as silent, unless asked a specific question). ;-)

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No promises before 7, but I am going to be there every week this month... woohoo!

    April 3, 2013

  • Sarah Z. S.

    Will be there and bringing my MFA friend, Susan. See you tonight!

    April 3, 2013

  • felice

    have a conflict but...if i can make it i will come by 7.

    April 2, 2013

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