I'll get there around 12:30 to get the area set up, and look forward to meeting new faces and familiar faces. New members, check the Meetup site as the time gets closer, because sometimes on the day of the meetup, people who have rsvp'd yes cancel to 'no' due to things that have come up. This means you may be able to join in yet today.
For a discussion theme to start us out, I thought we could talk about cycles of writing, and building up writing habits. I know that for me, the winter is a time I look forward to for more intensive writing, and it's always been that way. Let's see what others have experienced of writing ups and downs.
Austin Writers is a meant as a source of positive reinforcement and community for writers of all kinds in the Austin area. During a regular month, we have 2 meetups; one in South Austin & one in North Austin. (I am in the process of expanding that to 4 meetups a month.) These will be discussion based where people bring examples of their current writing for sharing (read silently) and to spark discussion.
The goal is simply to help foster a community of writers in Austin, and provide continuity to keep us writing as we go through daily life. It is not a heavy-duty workshop type thing. Absolutely all writing styles and approaches are welcomed; fiction, non-fiction, journaling, experimental.
Requested Donation to cover fees: $3 per Meetup. Thanks for helping us thrive!
Please Note! Austin Writers Meetup focuses on Austin and the central urban area. There is also a Round Rock Writers Group, run by different folks: