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A Quiet Passion opening at the DIA - Hi all, Joseph S. Apr 5, 2017 4:50 PM
A reminder about acceptable critique - It takes a great amount of courage to bring ones work to a group of strangers with an open mind, trusting not only that your work will be carefully read with thoughtful critique provided, but also that our sensitivities as writers will be protected and Joseph S. Oct 25, 2016 9:35 AM
Spring Conference Registration Opens - Michael D. Mar 15, 2016 12:36 AM
Updates - Hi everyone, we just had another successful meetup yesterday with writers receive very thorough critiques of their works.  I just wanted to let you all know that we are now meeting in the Buoy 12 Cafe on Jefferson Ave in St. Clair Shores. It's got a s Joseph S. Mar 1, 2016 9:04 AM
Writers' Group and Deadline for Contest - Michael D. Feb 16, 2016 1:31 AM
First Writers' Group Meeting of 2016 - Michael D. Jan 18, 2016 12:52 AM
MEETUP LOCATION CHANGE - Hi everyone, please consider this a confirmation that the meetup location has changed.  We will be meeting at the Biggby Coffee at 21110 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods.  See you there! -Joe Joseph S. Dec 6, 2015 4:54 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] NOTICE - BIGGBY MEETUP LOCATION ON HARPER HAS CLOSED - I have no objection to the GPW locatio Dave Dec 6, 2015 1:12 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] NOTICE - BIGGBY MEETUP LOCATION ON HARPER HAS CLOSED - I'll be there too. Nice location On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Steven Gulvezan Joel W. Dec 5, 2015 1:13 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] NOTICE - BIGGBY MEETUP LOCATION ON HARPER HAS CLOSED - Steven G. Dec 5, 2015 11:38 AM
NOTICE - BIGGBY MEETUP LOCATION ON HARPER HAS CLOSED - Hi everyone, as many of you know the Biggby location on Harper in St Clair Shores has permanently closed, leaving us temporarily homeless for Monday. However, I called the Biggby location on Greater Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods (just of Bry Joseph S. Dec 5, 2015 11:08 AM
Meeting Location Issue - Hello everyone, there has been some discussion about the rudeness of the Roe On Inn Cafe worker and some desire to relocate the group's meetup location.  It seemed that people were interested in moving it to: BIGGBY Coffee Joseph S. Aug 18, 2015 1:30 PM
Writers' Group, Contest Deadline, Early Bird Registration - Michael D. Aug 17, 2015 3:29 PM
Update - Hi everyone, I am so sorry that I've been unable to attend the meetup for far too many months. I try to give my support now any way I can but my schedule hasn't been able to accommodate the Tuesday evenings as I'd hoped.  Such as it is, I'm pressed fo Joseph S. Apr 28, 2015 4:23 PM
Meeting Cancelled - Hi, Due to the weather, tonight's meeting of the Lake St. Clair Writer's group is being cancelled. Please join us at our next meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at Cuda Coffee. Don't forget to wear your green! Thanks, user 7. Mar 3, 2015 10:15 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Today's meeting must be rescheduled or cancelled - Thanks for the info Joe.  How can we get donation to you for meetup fees? Carol On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM, Joseph Sharpe < Carol G. Nov 11, 2014 11:08 AM
Today's meeting must be rescheduled or cancelled - Hi everyone, my apologies for the late notice.  The SCS library is closed today.  Though the cafe's hours on Google says open, there is no answer to their phone so I'm assuming they are closed as well.  I might be wrong so if any of you know better, Joseph S. Nov 11, 2014 9:44 AM
The Writer in You - Conference Registration Open - Michael D. Sep 14, 2014 12:08 PM
Chapter Uploaded - Hi All, I uploaded the first chapter of my novel to google.docs. It's eleven pages long and I'd appreciate any feedback/suggestions on whatever number of pages you have time to read. Thanks, Dawne user 7. Jul 31, 2014 1:58 PM
Writers' Group, Poetry Reading, Contest and Conference News - Michael D. Jul 15, 2014 11:32 AM
6/24 - Hi everyone, I'm very sorry to say that I'm unable to attend tonight's session. No sitter tonight and mom's got to stay late at work. Dawne also isn't able to make it, nor Olympia or Mary...but the core of you will still be able to do goals and feedback. Joseph S. Jun 24, 2014 5:22 PM
Meetup details changed: Updates & Feedback - Always in the Cafe - Dates and times have changed for future Meetups. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Lake-St-­Clair-Creative-Writers/events/­187382382/ user 7. Jun 5, 2014 3:29 PM
Meeting Change - Hi Everyone, Joe wanted me to let you know that our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 . We'll still meet at the library.  Because of the change, we won't meet on Saturday, May 31 user 7. May 26, 2014 3:18 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Proposed new day/time - I know I haven't been attending so my vote doesn't really count, but Tuesdays over the summer would be perfect for me. I will see you then if you decide to change it. Miss you guys! Peace, Da user 7. May 19, 2014 7:22 AM
RE: [StClairCreativeWriters] Proposed new day/time - I'd love it. Saturdays have not worked well for me. Great change. Location still the library ca Philly May 19, 2014 12:02 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Proposed new day/time - I have 2 other writer's groups that meet Monday and Wednesday every other week, both the same week as each other and the same week as the St. Clair Shores group.  I would still plan on going to all 3 but not every week. I'd most li Carol G. May 18, 2014 6:07 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Proposed new day/time - Tuesday is good - 7 PM on Tuesday would be even better! Ron N. May 18, 2014 4:11 PM
Proposed new day/time - Hello fellow writers! As you probably know, the St. Clair Shores public library closes on Saturdays so we would not be able to meet at that day and time. Besides that, the Saturday time wasn't really working out well for me either so we hoped to create a Joseph S. May 18, 2014 3:41 PM
Proposed new day/time - Hello fellow writers! As you probably know, the St. Clair Shores public library closes on Saturdays so we would not be able to meet at that day and time. Besides that, the Saturday time wasn't really working out well for me either so we hoped to create a Joseph S. May 18, 2014 3:41 PM
Call for new organizer - Hello fellow writers! Iwanted to request a volunteer to step up as a new organizer for the Lake St Clair Creative Writers.  This person should be able to attend the meetups and help to facilitate discussions and move topics along so everyone gets an e Joseph S. Apr 4, 2014 10:48 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Meetup Cancelled: Updates & Feedback - Always in the Cafe - Great Joe, bring pictures! Carol On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM, Joseph Sharpe < Carol G. Feb 7, 2014 9:57 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Meetup Cancelled: Updates & Feedback - Always in the Cafe - Congratulations, Joe! How does it feel to be a daddy? On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM, Joseph Sharpe < Janet B. Feb 7, 2014 6:27 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Updates & Feedback - Always in the Cafe - Updates & Feedback - Always in the Cafe, scheduled to occur on Saturday, February 8,[masked]:15 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. My apologies, but I am also unable to make the meetup - leaving just Martee - so ev Joseph S. Feb 7, 2014 2:36 PM
Just a word - Hi all, I just uploaded a chapbook of poems to our Google Drive account and I wanted to let everyone know to expect adult content if you read it.  If you don't have access to the Google Drive account, it's because you haven't been to a meetup and/or h Joseph S. Jan 8, 2014 11:58 PM
This Saturday - Hi all and welcome new members! I just wanted to write a quick note and let everyone know that once again I am being pulled away for house showings this Saturday. My wife has been put on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy so it's up to me to mak Joseph S. Dec 12, 2013 12:33 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] More about group costs - Joe et. al. I can't find the beginning or middle of this conversation. Navigating Meetup is a continuous frustration. I gather that Dawne suggested we find another way to communicate online. Janet B. Sep 29, 2013 9:57 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] More about group costs - Joe, It was not my intention to offend you  or suggest we get rid of the group. There have been many complaints about the meet-up site. Emails and information distribution based on that site are hit or miss at best and we'v user 7. Sep 29, 2013 5:33 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] More about group costs - All, I belonged to another meetup group where the organizer asked for an optional $5.00 donati Martee H. Sep 28, 2013 11:28 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] More about group costs - I didn't know the meetup site charged groups but that makes sense that it wouId.  I wouldn't mind the $1/session, I just don't want to commit to paying more if the group continues to dwindle.  I can put up flyers around various Carol G. Sep 28, 2013 10:37 AM
More about group costs - Dawne's suggestion to move the writer's group off if the meetup site has received support with at least a few members of the group. Martee and I are thus far the only ones who have indicated they are wiling to share in the small fee for meetup charges. $1 Joseph S. Sep 28, 2013 10:13 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] 6-month renewal - Yes I think a Google group would work.  We could also meet occasionally in person if we want like at a Starbucks or Shields just to stay in touch now and then. On Sat, Sep 28, Carol G. Sep 28, 2013 10:04 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] 6-month renewal - I like Dawne's idea. Google+ circle might be another option. On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Dawne Webber < jim k. Sep 28, 2013 9:03 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] 6-month renewal - Dawne, That sounds like a good idea. In a Google group, for example, we can have group conversations similar to those on the meetup site. We already use Google Drive. Janet Janet B. Sep 27, 2013 12:02 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] 6-month renewal - I didn't know you had to pay for meet up groups. Do we want to continue to use the meet-up site, or just make a yahoo group or closed facebook group to keep in touch with? We don't seem to be getting any new membe user 7. Sep 27, 2013 10:40 AM
6-month renewal - Good morning everyone!  The six-month renewal period for the Lake St Clair Creative Writers Meetup has arrived.  In order to keep this meetup group active online, it costs $72.00 per 6-month period.  Would anyone want to contribute to help keep our Joseph S. Sep 27, 2013 8:43 AM
RE: [StClairCreativeWriters] Suggested time change - Janet B. Sep 15, 2013 9:46 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Suggested time change - Joe, Is it possible to work every other Saturday so you can make it at noon? I realize you are kind of new to your job. Martee H. Sep 15, 2013 8:52 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Suggested time change - The only times I can't make meetings are Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Dawne On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Joseph Sharpe < user 7. Sep 15, 2013 6:21 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Suggested time change - 9:00 a.m. Saturdays would be completely impossible for me!  Noon is a bit of a struggle.  I'm open to other days/times though. On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Joseph Sharpe Carol G. Sep 15, 2013 5:35 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Suggested time change - That time is okay with me. Martee Martee H. Sep 15, 2013 2:30 PM
Suggested time change - Hi everyone, I apologize that I was unable to make the last meetup with such short notice. Yes, with my career change I've found that Saturdays at noon are going to be very difficult for me considering that most of my clients want to work with me at that Joseph S. Sep 15, 2013 1:50 PM
Upload for Saturday - Hi, Just wanted to let everyone know I uploaded something for Saturday. See you then, Dawne user 7. Sep 3, 2013 8:01 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Important Meet-up Information - Preview not available user 7. Sep 1, 2013 6:02 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Important Meet-up Information - Preview not available jim k. Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Important Meet-up Information - Preview not available Carol G. Aug 28, 2013 8:35 AM
Note on the length of document posting - Everyone, there has been a suggestion related to document length posting to Google Drive for critique. Please remember that the rule is (as this group agreed) - authors can post as MUCH AS THEY WANT on the Google Drive.  It is up to the reader t Joseph S. Aug 28, 2013 8:35 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Important Meet-up Information - Jim, I’ll try to remember that next time I’m there. I tried to break it up into sections like the original ac Martee H. Aug 28, 2013 8:09 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Important Meet-up Information - This is a great idea. Might I would also suggest for longer works, such as Martee's screenplay, a specific range of pages be assigned to each meetup. On Tue, jim k. Aug 27, 2013 11:34 AM
Important Meet-up Information - Hi, Keeping track of what needs to be critiqued for the upcoming meet-ups is very difficult in our current format of just uploading files to google.docs.  To make it easier to know what needs to be read for each meet-up we've decide user 7. Aug 27, 2013 8:45 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] This Saturday Meetup Location - No problem. On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Joseph Sharpe < [address removed] > wrote: Janet B. Aug 6, 2013 8:56 AM
This Saturday Meetup Location - I'm suggesting we meet at the Starbucks in Grosse Pointe again, the same as last time in the back room. Any objections? -Joe Joseph S. Aug 5, 2013 1:58 PM
July 27th Meetup Location - Many thanks to Andrea for finding us an indoor spot to meet! Our next Meetup on July 27 will be at the Starbucks in Grosse Pointe on Kercheval and Notre Dame.   http://www.starbucks.com/store­/13592 Joseph S. Jul 24, 2013 6:54 PM
Catch up note - Hello everyone!  My name is Joe Sharpe, the organizer and chief facilitator of the Lake St. Clair Creative Writers.  We have had some new members join and I'd like to take a moment to welcome all of you and invite those older members who haven't been Joseph S. Jul 16, 2013 9:01 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] July 13th meetup - Rules are rules! :) From Joe's iPhone On Jul 8, 2013, at 10:18 PM, Carol Ghesquiere < c Joseph S. Jul 9, 2013 5:56 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] July 13th meetup - Remember Joe, if you miss 6 meetings you're out! LOL On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Joseph Sharpe < Carol G. Jul 8, 2013 9:46 PM
July 13th meetup - Hi all. Just returned from Wisconsin (long drive!) and am getting ready for a busy week. I'll be writing every day, but won't be anle to make the July 13th meeting as I'll be out of town again. If Jim can reserve the Sterling Heights Library, I'd recommen Joseph S. Jul 8, 2013 9:29 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] FYI - Sorry you won't be there, Joe. Take a breather. The library is between the police station and the district court, so if any of you have outstanding warrants make sure you enter the correct building (or stay close to Mi jim k. Jun 29, 2013 7:23 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] FYI - We'll miss you, Joe. On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Joseph Sharpe < [address removed] > user 7. Jun 29, 2013 7:13 AM
FYI - Hello everyone, I decided to step out of tomorrow's meetup. I haven't had an opportunity to read anything and won't be able to contribute much feeback - which isn't fair to anyone. Many apologies but I'm confident you'll all get along without me just fin Joseph S. Jun 28, 2013 9:58 PM
This week's meeting location - Hi everyone, this week we're meeting in the conference room at the Sterling Heights Public Library at noon. Many thanks to Jim who organized this location for us. Please visit the reference desk on the second floor if you need assistance locating the room Joseph S. Jun 28, 2013 6:31 AM
Meetup tomorrow - Ok guys, sorry to say that we've yet to find an indoor location for our writer's group meetup tomorrow. With that said, it will be a beautiful day so please join us at the Lac St Clair Park. I'll arrive early and talk to the gate guard and ask him to let Joseph S. Jun 14, 2013 9:18 PM
Library is closed - hi all, we are meeting at the park by the water today because the library is closed. go to the gate and tell security that you are with the writers group, he'll let you in. Look for the group back there Joseph S. Jun 1, 2013 12:07 PM
Google Docs - Hi everyone, if you would like to have access to our new Google Docs drop-box, please forward to me your email address and I will add you.  Here is the criteria for having access: 1) You have to have a valid email address Joseph S. May 20, 2013 6:48 PM
This Saturday! - Hi everyone! I hope the writing is going well for you all! We're having our usual meeting tomorrow and I cant wait to see you there. If you haven't RSVP'd then please do. I hope some of the faces that haven't been around yet decide to show. We'll all be b Joseph S. May 17, 2013 7:38 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] *Important group protocol change proposal - please read and comment - Sounds good to me. Thanks,  Dawne On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 6:42 AM, Joseph Sharpe < user 7. May 7, 2013 11:32 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] *Important group protocol change proposal - please read and comment - Sounds good Joe! On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 6:42 AM, Joseph Sharpe < [address removed] > wrot Carol G. May 7, 2013 9:21 AM
*Important group protocol change proposal - please read and comment - Ok everyone, as the organizer I'm just going to offer up an executive decision to help keep this easy. We will allow members to volunteer doing whatever it is they want to do, from facilitating a meeting (which will include choosing the workshop topic unl Joseph S. May 7, 2013 6:42 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] An idea to ponder - I'd like to amend my earlier post. I think it would be fine for members to help run the meetings if they are willing/able.  Some may not have time/ability/interest.  I haven't been to a writer's meetup where there has been a lot Carol G. May 6, 2013 10:39 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] An idea to ponder - No worries! Just my attempt at humor :) From Joe's iPhone On May 6, 2013, at 6:11 PM, Dawne Webber < Joseph S. May 6, 2013 6:36 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] An idea to ponder - Hi, I just want to clarify that my thought behind this was not to keep Joe from inadvertently controlling the group. That possibility never entered my mind because Joe doesn't seem like that kind of guy. It was more to share t user 7. May 6, 2013 10:46 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] An idea to ponder - Hi all, I think it's great for people to get involved and become stakeholders, as they say in corporate-speak, in the meetings. I would second Carol's sentiment of feeling overwhelmed by all of the tasks. In my non-writing Tiffany May 6, 2013 10:20 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] An idea to ponder - Hi Joe, Yes, I agree there should be participation by other writers to run the group.  At this point I'm not very computer savvy and would find it overwhelming to do all these tasks.  (I did learn yesterday how Carol G. May 6, 2013 9:39 AM
An idea to ponder - Fellow writers, Dawne approached me earlier with an idea I'd like to share with you.  To paraphrase, she wondered if  each member could volunteer to facilitate each meeting.  The idea would be to foster a feeling of responsibility and Joseph S. May 5, 2013 10:47 PM
Second Meeting Updates - Hello all, many thanks to everyone who attended the 2nd Meet-up.  It was great to read your works and I hope the feedback was beneficial to all.  Everyone, please read the 2nd Meeting Notes that are posted under More/Files.  This file contains our r Joseph S. May 5, 2013 8:28 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Fwd: Dawne Webber sent you a message: A few questions - Joe, thanks for this. Janet ----- Reply message ----- From: "Joseph Sharpe" <[address removed]> To: <[address removed]> Subject: [StClairCreativ Janet B. May 2, 2013 2:02 PM
Fwd: Dawne Webber sent you a message: A few questions - Hi everyone! Emerging author Dawne Webber Joseph S. May 1, 2013 8:08 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] A few thoughts on May 4th - Yes, I'd be interested in query letters too Carol On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM, jim kimsal < Carol G. Apr 29, 2013 8:08 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] A few thoughts on May 4th - I think some people in the group are interested in how to write strong query letters. On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Carol Ghesquiere < jim k. Apr 29, 2013 5:02 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] A few thoughts on May 4th - Some topics I'd be interested in learning about:  Self editing, strong verb use, constructing concise sentences, legal issues involving use of names (personal and company) and addresses in fiction stories. Carol G. Apr 29, 2013 2:08 PM
A few thoughts on May 4th - Hi all!  I hope your writing is going and going smoothly.  We have seven members who've RSVP's for the May 4th meeting and I hope that we get a few more by the end of the week.  If not, well, it will give us more time for individual critiques and sh Joseph S. Apr 29, 2013 1:57 PM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Fwd: Your bug has been fixed - Hey Joe, It looks like they did a great job. Everything opens just fine for me. Jim On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 5:45 PM, Joseph Sharpe jim k. Apr 24, 2013 8:43 PM
Fwd: Your bug has been fixed - Hello group, if you have a chance please try and access those files again and tell me how it goes. It should work now. From Joe's iPhone Joseph S. Apr 24, 2013 5:45 PM
Fwd: Submitted from site: Report Bug : Main Site - FYI - the 404 error is a bug the meetup tech support are now aware of. Thank you all for your patience. From Joe's iPhone Begi Joseph S. Apr 24, 2013 3:09 PM
1st meeting notes and protocol - Hi all, attached are the notes from the 1st meeting.  Sorry it took a few days to write. Today is another 16 hour day for me so please don't be upset if I don't respond to your comments or further concerns about the file sharing tod Joseph S. Apr 24, 2013 7:56 AM
Membership identification and security - Good morning everyone.  We have had a few instances where members have been able to join our group and have not provided their names.  I feel that  for the safety and security of the group it is important to have some pre-identification as Joseph S. Apr 24, 2013 7:16 AM
Word[masked] versions - Janet B. Apr 23, 2013 12:20 PM
Docs attached - Janet B. Apr 23, 2013 11:52 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Thank you and the "404 - not found" error - Great, can't wait to read people's stuff On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 8:25 AM, jim kimsal < jameskims Carol G. Apr 21, 2013 10:21 AM
Re: [StClairCreativeWriters] Thank you and the "404 - not found" error - I got the same 'not found' error. I'm sure this will get ironed out. An alternative: we could form a Google Circle group consisting of just us and post / comment on our work there. jim k. Apr 21, 2013 8:09 AM
Thank you and the "404 - not found" error - Hi everyone, it was a very positive experience meeting you and getting a chance to get to know you, your interests and your hopes in writing.  I hope that with our combined knowledge and experience, we will enable each other to reach our writing goals Joseph S. Apr 21, 2013 7:56 AM

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