“ I enjoyed the readings of the other members. I was not aware that you could bring some of your work to read, however I will have something for the next meeting. ”
— Antaeus B. on May 13, 2015.
“ Wonderful and creative,people sharing and having fun. fun ”
— Sue Lyons and Jerry C. on May 13, 2015.
“ Informative, talented, and a variety of genre. ”
— Beth S. on Mar 4, 2015.
“ Members are diverse, accomplished, and thoughtful. Great group. ”
— Glenna B. on Dec 24, 2014.
“ An excellent group for novice writers looking for a soundboard. I will certainly continue attending. ”
— Robert B. on Nov 2, 2014.
“ Very thoughtful and supportive of each other. ”
— Jon M. on Oct 19, 2014.
“ It is a good group. I will continue to attend. ”
— Elizabeth S. on Oct 15, 2014.
“ Outstanding writing! The critiquing though was not. There needs to be structure so each participant critiques one after the other and then there can be a free for all. Tonight one repeatedly interrupted others from giving their opinion and hogged the floor. If the format stays as is then I will beg out. ”
— Aroon C. on Sep 17, 2014.
“ A nice group of people. ”
— Mark J. M. on Jul 9, 2014.
“ Excellent. Hope we can exchange email addresses. ”
— Richrd H. on May 3, 2014.
“ I was glad I went and checked it out, this is a nice group. But with such a large group, I had been expecting more feedback. Only three people wrote anything at all on the copies I passed out, so I felt that was a disappointing waste of ink. ”
— Amanda Joy F. on Apr 17, 2014.
“ Friendly folks, nice group, looking forward to the next meeting ”
— Doris H. on Mar 20, 2014.
“ Thoroughly enjoyed my experience...time flew by ”
— Allen S. on Feb 6, 2014.
“ Too much off-topic chatting to suit me. I may return for the learning opportunity and just put up with all of the chatter, most of which was from one person. The group needs an effective moderator. ”
— Neil V. on Nov 20, 2013.
“ very good ”
— Ed B. on Oct 24, 2013.
“ It is an excellent group. I think we have some strong individuals who tend to dominate and suppress thpse who are a bit more timid. It is the leaders responsibility to maintain order so that everyone gets the opportunity to read and comment. Each of us needs to realize that all of our voices are equally important and need to allow others the right to speak. There were too many of the group tonight vying for control in my estimation. Again, if I run the group again I will exercise greater control and I hope that my actions will be respected. Out of 15 there were 4 who dominated and we cannot have that as 7 hardly, if at all, made comment. All our voices are needed. All opinions are needed and each should be allowed time to speak.That is why if I run the group again I will start with one person and work around the table to the starting point and ask for comment from each and not allow individual discussions. Those can take place outside of the group. ”
— Gordon K. on Aug 29, 2013.
“ Thriving and growing more each meeting. ”
— Boots B. on Aug 15, 2013.
“ I really enjoyed the diverse mix of people who attended. I wish I knew the history of each to learn what led them to where they are in their lives now. Many thanks boots. I'm kind of playing a game and wondering what each thought of me, a renowned loose cannon among my friends. I hope someday a party allows me to tell you a comedy routine about Cialis and a book I wrote titled "Passion in Polyester." Ken (ancient history) ”
— Ken K. on Feb 28, 2013.
“ The meeting was excellent. ”
— Tim B. on Nov 8, 2012.
“ :'( I missed Boots, hope she comes back fast! :) But, besides that I liked it I still LOOOOVE how people give you the honest and complet truth :) ”
— Jazmine on Oct 24, 2012.
“ Fun group. Diversified and very supportive! ”
— Judy H. on Aug 2, 2012.
“ Enjoy the diveristy of the group! ”
— Renee E. on Mar 15, 2012.
“ Great opportunity to hear the work of peers and measure my stuff against thiers. Nice supportive people but not as critical as I would like. Also would like some technical discussions if possible maybe we could name a subject and then prepare for the next meet up. ”
— Tony D. on Mar 1, 2012.
“ Enthusiastic group with some real talent. Seems like a good atmosphere to learn and share. ”
— David L. on Jan 19, 2012.
“ see above ”
— Martin S. on Nov 10, 2011.
“ I feel fortunate to have found this group! ”
— Mari R. on Oct 27, 2011.
“ I like the friendly atmosphere mixed with the authority to share work amoung others in the same line of creativity. ”
— Michelle on Oct 13, 2011.
“ comfortable group ”
— Cliff M. on Sep 15, 2011.
“ Interesting people!! It got better as the night went on !! It's always hard the first time !! ”
— Jeremy V. on Sep 15, 2011.
“ Frankly you people scare me..but in a good way I hope....Being new to Sarasota and this so called game of "life".....I look forward to learning and more.... ”
— Kathy on Aug 31, 2011.
“ I like the meetup group. Even though I am new to the group, I feel welcome and at home with them. I have met about 12 of the 40 people so far, and look forward to meeting with and discussing ideas with all of the members. About half of the ones I've met so far seem to concentrate on poetry, which is not one of my areas of knowledge, but it is interesting nonetheless. ”
— Tanz S. on Jul 13, 2011.
“ This was my first time and I really like the group and plan on continuing meeting with them. ”
— Gordon K. on May 16, 2011.
“ I had a wonderful evening. I learned a lot and enjoyed the conversation, the exercises, the poetry, and the camaraderie. This is turning out to be quite a lovely group. ”
— Julie on Feb 11, 2011.
“ Great group! Writing exercise that was fun and creative, provided by Veronica. Great conversation, self-publishing resource brought by Cheryl. ”
— Louise on Feb 10, 2011.