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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  • Scott

    Thank you to everyone for being patient as I adjusted the date on this one, and for the great turn-out too. Lots of great discussions and thank you to Jim for sharing a story.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great conversations with an excellent group. Sorry that I had to leave early!

    November 21, 2013

  • Roger P.

    Excellent, rivaling last month's 'Special'.

    November 21, 2013

  • Dale W.

    Enjoyed the meting. Diverse and interesting people.

    November 20, 2013

  • Morgan B.

    what is a typical meeting like? how often do you guys meet?

    November 20, 2013

  • Mari

    This was going to be my first meeting, so I am sorry to miss it, but I have a previous commitment on Wednesday night.

    November 16, 2013

  • Dale W.

    Wednesday works for me. See you then

    November 15, 2013

  • Cynthia L. T.

    I would like to hold this type of event in my area because I enjoyed your meeting but found it too much distance after a long day at work. Can you please advise? Thank you!!!

    November 11, 2013

    • Scott

      Cynthia - I hate to burst your bubble but the social will very likely be going away in its current form next year, to potentially be replaced by a quarterly event. More details to follow as we get closer to 2014!

      November 11, 2013

  • Scott

    Everyone,
    I'm waiting for confirmation on another thing I'm doing for the group but I'll likely adjust this meetup by moving it to Wednesday, Nov. 20th instead. It's for a very good reason though, so stay tuned, and please bear in mind I always hesitate before changing an event - not when I do it (like waiting until tomorrow) but for the why of doing it.

    November 11, 2013

  • Roger P.

    Sorry to have to back off on this one, but it would be my third night out in a row. I'm also having one of my teeth capped on the 21st, all of it a bit too much in too short a time :--))

    November 11, 2013

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