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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  • Gabe G.

    Lots of fun. Great to see everyone!

    September 28, 2013

  • Cynthia L. T.

    It was nice to meet such an interesting group of talented writers. Great job Scott. Awesome location! See you all again !

    September 27, 2013

  • Andrew F.

    It was encouraging to meet and socialize a bit with other people who are enthusiastic about writing.

    September 27, 2013

  • Keely K.

    Hate to cancel so late but it's looking like I'm with a client out of town until 7.

    September 26, 2013

  • Gabe G.

    I'm going to try to make it tonight.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very sorry for the late change in RSVP; truly hope to make the next one.

    September 26, 2013

  • Christina Kirks M.

    How many poetry writers do we have in here?

    September 23, 2013

  • Gabe G.

    That's Thursday, right?

    September 23, 2013

  • Jeff

    I will be late (7:30ish), but look forward to meeting some of you.

    September 23, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    LINDY seeks permission to share a one-page amusing tale at the social.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    I am unable to attend. I would like to change my RSVP to "no"

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be a tad bit late, I have a conflict that runs until 7, but look out for me at 7:15

    September 16, 2013

  • Cynthia L. T.

    New and nervous but realize I have to begin somewhere. I hope to quietly enter and scope it out. ;-)

    September 12, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    Both Kevin and Lindy plan to attend September's social 09/26.

    August 30, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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