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

  • Feb 16, 2011 · 6:30 PM
  • Juusta's Place

OCEANA CLUBHOUSE

550 Vista Bella Oceanside CA 92057

Email Juusta if you need detailed directions or other info about the venue: [masked]

GATHER TIME: 630PM. ( The plan is to give folks time to order food and drink, chat a bit. So THE REAL WORK STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7PM. A half-hour to be anti-social should be enough to settle us all down... )

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

A SUPER EASY WAY TO SHARE YOUR WORK BEFORE THE MEETINGS BY UPLOADING IT INTO THE CLOUD:

  • Go to the Home page of the WORD Meetup Group's site (http://www.meetup.com...)
  • 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

-- EVERY GAME HAS RULES--SO PLAY NICE:

  • 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.
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BRING WORK TO SHARE. But do bring your super smart insightful incredibly useful responses to share with the writers who do bring work.
  • READERS WELCOME! You do not have to be a "writer" to attend this meetup! People who READ widely and with attention often have the schmartest, most insightful, and useful responses to offer on a 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...)

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  • Stefanie A.

    The Oceana Clubhouse was wonderful =) It's a cozy, warm environment filled with books almost the whole way around--perfect inspiration for sharing writing together. There's plenty of space for the whole group in there, but in the event that there are more than expected, the auditorium is right next door. But it was a warm, intimate environment and I look forward to coming back next time.

    February 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to welcome Lynn - first time attending one of our meetups. She had quite an 'initiation' with this lively group. I look forward to seeing you at many more meetups, Lynn - who knows, we may even NOT talk over one another when we discuss another writer's work:) Raising hand was precious.

    February 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a lively talkative group tonight, lots of laughs - great writing shared and excellent feedback! I love this venue - we met in the Library of Oceana Clubhouse - surrounded by all those published authors is very inspirational - and a lovely setting as well - with padded chairs:)

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree Russ - sounds good to me, read and give feedback. Don Hanley called and he is coming tonight. I also see quite a few changes to the RSVP - last I heard, Stefanie is also coming tonight. I am baking a treat to bring for all of us - and some of my writing to read and discuss. See you soon! I will be up at the clubhouse by 6:15 p.m.

    February 16, 2011

  • db

    Being alive is my only writing prompt.

    February 16, 2011

  • Julie Ann W.

    I also go to these for the workshop enviroment. The feedback is very helpful. What I've often done is have flash fiction prompts periodically with friends via email or Facebook.

    February 16, 2011

  • RUSS S.

    I do come to these sessions to workshop my work, as do a number of others. That is the primary purpose of this group. We will read and respond as usual, then, on a break, or after reading, do the impromptu.

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we going to read our own writing tonight and discuss? Or write from a sentence we pick out of the hat and then share that as discussed at the meetup last week at Jules home? I leave it to the powers that be!

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Opportunity knocking! :)

    http://www.circalit.com/

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The train is inconvenient, and I don't think the Coaster runs past commuter hours. Thanks for the suggestion though. :)

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I sure understand that, Jacquie - I would love you to consider taking the train up here - I am sure someone would be willing to pick you up in Oceanside. See you next week!

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like it will be a fun gathering. The price of gas is going to keep me closer to home than I would like. Driving to various meetings, each 18-20 miles in one direction, is becoming costly. See you next week.

    February 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to a great meetup tonight at the Clubhouse of Oceana - this is BYOE (Bring your own everything:)

    February 16, 2011

  • Julie Ann W.

    A group of us read love poetry on Valentine's day. It was a sweet celebration of love and was funny too. We had humor too and a poem with a Polophee, that word is going into a story somewhere.

    February 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jacquie - maybe we can have an annual meetup with everyone attending - a pool party pot luck at Oceana Clubhouse, jussta to keep up with what is happening with everyone:)

    February 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to hear you will not be attending, Julie - hope you had a great time at Thorn's for Valentine's Day.

    February 15, 2011

  • Julie Ann W.

    Hi Everyone,
    I will see you all next week. I'm too busy with Ruby Lucy deadlines this week, coupled with the Writersconference.com this weekend.
    Julie

    February 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The fact is if everyone attended meetings, the meetings would not be a functional critique group, but more of a social gathering of really cool people! ^_^

    February 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are the remainder of the 190 Anti-Social writers? Come on, join us - I promise we are the opposite of Anti-Social. Discussion following sharing of writing is forthright, yet compassionate - come on down to Oceana this Wednesday night!

    February 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great plan!! :)

    February 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Directions to Oceana Club House (NOT my home) off El Camino Real South of Mission Avenue - North of Mesa - turn on Vista Oceana, dead-ends into clubhouse parking lot. Enter main door straight into Auditorium. If we like it, I have reserved many Wednesday nights, we could alternate with WordPress (Thorn Sully's) on nights Oceana not available. My main reason for reserving Oceana Clubhouse - to avoid all this confusion - we need consistency! More members may attend a last minute 'neutral' venue

    February 12, 2011

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