Tomorrow, Thurs., we'll be meeting at Caribou Coffee, on Division next to the Crossroads Mall. The meeting room is only available from 8-9, so we're going to sit in the main room from 7pm until 8pm, or whenever the other group leaves. Then we'll move into the meeting room.
This is our very first meeting, so I don't have anything very specific planned, other than to present my ideas about the goals of the writing group and then invite others to offer their own suggestions. By the end of the meeting , I hope to achieve a rough idea of what members want from the SCWS in terms of structure, organization, goals, even mission. We should also come up with a writing "assignment" before we depart.
The Feb. 27th date is not going to work. I was updating my calendar and I have a major fellowship application due the following day. Again, I'm terribly sorry. We will get this meetup off the ground.
My apologies again,
I'm suffering from a cough and cold which is taking a toll on me, so I'm rescheduling our meeting. I also don't want to infect anybody. I sincerely apologize b/c I was very much looking forward to meeting all of you.. Feb. is going to be a busy month for me b/c I'm likely going to be attending a conference in New York City. So I decided to meet at the end of the month, when all that is behind me.
Thank you all for your patience regarding the startup of this meetup. It will happen!
Please stay warm!
Greetings and happy holidays everyone!
For long-term members of the Salon, you might recall that way back in the summer (or even spring!), I scheduled a first meeting--but no one could attend! Membership remained small, so I considered deleting this meetup entirely until I received a welcome influx of new members within the past three months or so. Since the Writers Salon now has a healthy starting membership, I think that it's high time that I scheduled another introductory meeting. The purpose of this first gathering is to meet and greet in a relaxed atmosphere, and if you like, very informally speak about your current writing projects, and share why you joined the Salon, what you want out of it, how I can facilitate that, etc. I'm very open to suggestions since this is the first time that I've created a community-based writing group (as opposed to writing instruction as part of college art history classes that I taught).
I'm very excited to meet all of you! We don't have to meet at Panera, which doesn't have a room that I could reserve for the group. Please feel free to send me suggestions about other places in the area with relatively inexpensive, but good food, and perhaps a meeting room.