This sub-group focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy, so if you have anything that falls under that category — be it short story, poem or novel-in-progress — then come! We'd love to hear from you.
Our format allows each reader 15 minutes to present their work... followed by approximately 20 minutes of feedback from the other attendees. To ensure a fair opportunity to respond, each attendee is limited to 1 minute of feedback time. (Using this structure, we are usually able to get through four readers in any given night.)
If a reader elects to post their work in advance (NOT a requirement!), members will be able to access that work under the "More" > "Files" section from the drop-down menu, above.
Since this is our first organized non-holiday meeting of the new year, everyone is encouraged to bring material; slots will be allocated by the event hosts — Samantha, Bill, Ryan, and myself — as length and numbers permit.
Readings from new attendees wishing to test the waters and follow our guidelines will be given precedence over those from frequent contributors.
Courtney reminded me of the existing backup list from December 17. The queue has been adjusted accordingly.
Although the following almost never needs to be said, given that this is the start of a new year the reminder is apt: Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. If you attend, the expectation is that you will participate according to our guidelines and structure. Honest feedback is encouraged. (As a simple counterexample, disrespectful, derogatory, or deliberately inflammatory rhetoric does not qualify as "honest feedback.")
Backup Readers are: