I need to clarify about the wine bar. They definitely do serve non-alcoholic beverages. Me, personally, I don't think that each time I will go to writing group, I will order 2 glasses of wine. If you come in and order a diet coke and a $3 bowl of almonds, that is totally good enough to meet the "2 drink minimum."
I'm thinking "2 item minimum" would have been a better way of saying what I meant to say.
If you have a personal problem with the wine bar itself, that's fine... but the question I'm really asking is: "do you mind paying for a venue or would you rather have a place like Borders?"
I think a few people are thinking that wine bar = drinking when, in actuality, we're just using it for a private room! You definitely don't have to drink or buy an alcoholic beverage if you don't want to.
Again, please feel free to let me know if you have any other suggestions within the area! Thanks!
Monday Night Writers: Houston is a spin-off of a group I used to organize in Los Angeles. Since I moved to Houston, I'm moving the group, too!
Imagine your favorite college writing workshop: this is what I'm trying to accomplish on a grown-up level. We will share a piece of writing in advance, get together, and critique a few writers at each meeting. Whether you write professionally, are trying to get published, or would just like to hone your writing skills... this is the writing group for you. Everyone who is capable of being constructive and taking constructive criticism is welcome! I look forward to meeting up with you!
Welcome new members - we are happy to have you in the group! Before you attend one of our "Workshop" meetings, you will need to attend a non-workshop event like a "Writing Date" (or any other event that doesn't start off with "Workshop:")
Again, we welcome all new members. However, this process is in place so that we can explain the group and go over our rules and group dynamic outside of our workshop space. Workshops are really sacred to those critiquing work and those who are presenting - it's better to discuss rules/processes outside of that space.