Writer's Social

New to the group? Want to test the waters and meet a few of your peers before submitting your work to our writing workshop? Or perhaps you’d like to share a small piece of your writing in an informal setting or just kick back, relax and talk about books, writing or life with some like-minded people?

Whether you’re new to Portland Aspiring Writers Group or you’re becoming one of the regulars, this meetup is for you. One of the interesting things for me that I didn't anticipate in organizing this group is writers like to talk, so this is when we get together and do that. There are no obligations and we keep it kind of free form. All you have to do is bring something to talk about and a willingness to listen, maybe buy something to drink or nosh on. Anything else is up to you, although we will set aside time for anyone who may want to read a small sample of their writing. So if you want to hear opinions expressed, books suggested or panned, or hear about what others are writing about and/or what they’re struggling with creatively, please join us! It's a great opportunity to meet others and see what a diverse range of writing styles and interests, and professional and academic experiences the members of our group have.

One final note:
Historically this has been our largest and most popular meetup. If you RSVP Yes and then find you can’t attend prior to the meetup, please take the time to change your RSVP to No, or contact the host privately or through the comments section to express your regrets. This is to ensure people who are automatically waitlisted can attend and it helps the host in gathering enough tables and chairs to seat everyone who RSVPed Yes. This meetup occurs in a freely and kindly provided public space that isn’t reserved to us exclusively, so please be respectful of your host, the venue and their other customers who might be looking for a seat by being thoughtful in letting the host know if you can’t attend as you’d hoped to.

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  • BOB M.

    Enjoyed the gathering and it was a treat to follow Kevin's reading. It brought back memories of the Connecticut neighborhood I inhabited for 25 years. Looking forward to enjoying further readings from the other talents in our group.

    March 30, 2013

  • Tana L.

    Great gathering! I enjoyed hearing Kevin's story and listening to the discussion about publishing. Lots to learn and I appreciate the information. I also appreciate the energy-boost I get from talking with and listening to other writers.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    tonight's meet was extremely beneficial. as i enter the mindset of publishing, i have also entered the realm of denial. discussions tonight were helpful, not just in the knowledge and information that so many people shared, but in motivation factor as well. i am in the company of so many good minds. thank you to everyone.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Todd P.

    sorry, emergent personal matters forced me to cancel.....

    March 28, 2013

  • Rita

    needing to bowout of tonight

    March 28, 2013

  • jen d.

    babysitter bagged. :(

    March 28, 2013

  • Carol

    Yikes! I've got a sudden tummy bug. Hope it's not food poisoning. Will not bring my germs to the get together tonight. Have fun, Everybody! Sorry to miss it. Darn it.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have cancel. Look forward to meeting you next time

    March 28, 2013

  • Jackie

    I have school tonight but still want to come. Just a heads up that I will likely be the first to arrive and first to go.

    March 28, 2013

  • Natalya N.

    I just found out I have so many events to attend that day. see everyone next time :)

    March 26, 2013

  • Dorothy Y.

    I truly want to attend and listen for first meeting. Get my feet wet so to speak.

    March 23, 2013

  • Tana L.

    Looking forward to talking about writing.

    March 22, 2013

  • Rita

    thanks Scott
    See you all on the 4th, April. Amazing!

    March 20, 2013

  • Rita

    you are right about the number of interesting works waiting to be heard/read/digested/discussed. I see new names too so I will pull mine out and present it for the next time and happily agree with Scott to let Suzanne's story be part of the Thursday April 4th review. Enjoy the snow.

    March 20, 2013

  • Lindy S.

    Looking forward to it

    March 19, 2013

  • Ron P.

    Hello I'm Ron and look forward to attending Thursday's meeting. I look forward to meeting other writers and perhaps read 5 pages. Ron

    March 19, 2013

  • Sara

    Looks like I'll be traveling for work. Hope to be able to make this one of these times!

    February 28, 2013

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