FIRST Wilmington Writers Group Meeting - Intro and Social

Hello Writers!

The first meeting of the Wilmington Writers Group will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Macaroni Grill in north Wilmington!

This first meeting will be a great opportunity to set goals for the group, survey for topics you would like presenters to speak on, take care of all that intro stuff and get to meet each other face to face! What we do will set the programming for the next six to nine months. PLEASE use the system to RSVP for the meeting and update your status if it changes. It is nice to know approximate numbers of people who will show. 

Macaroni Grill does expect us to buy our meals (after all, they are good enough to provide the room for us) so come hungry mentally and from a writer's standpoint.

Right now, you should reserve the second Tuesday of the month for meetings, but I may need to change that. I should know about any changes by the time we have our first meeting. 

I hope you will be able to turn out for the first meeting!

If you have questions in advance, you can reach me by email at [masked] or 610.883.2346. 

All the best!


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  • Michael B.

    Gary, is it possible for those of us who couldn't attend the first meeting to get our hands on one of those surveys so that we can fill it out as well?

    November 20, 2013

  • Gary Z.

    Thanks to everyone who made the time to attend! What a great. diverse group! Can't wait until critique at the next meeting

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was a great group of peeps with much to say about a number of diverse topics. But the size of the group prevented everyone from mingling.

    2 · November 13, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Greg, my experience is that if you want to have meaningful conversations with people, in any venue, you can;t have them with everyone unless you only have six people. The good news about larger groups is that you have a better chance of finding people with similar interests. Or look at it this way, you can look forward to the next group meeting and mingle with different people@!

      November 13, 2013

  • Rachel

    Thank you Gary for a well organized meeting. Creative, friendly group.

    2 · November 13, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Thank you for the kind words

      1 · November 13, 2013

  • Kate D.

    Large group of people. I was amazed--30 or more, I'd say. A great start!!

    3 · November 13, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I'm impressed. I think this is exactly what I need to get myself kick-started. What a great and diverse group with various skill levels and experience. And all willing to share! This will be wonderful for networking and learning.

    2 · November 13, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Excellent meeting that was well organized to introduce the leaders, members and programs.

    2 · November 12, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Great first meeting. Thanks to Gary for organizing it. Lots of good conversation, information, and friendship. A very supportive group.

    2 · November 12, 2013

  • Jacki M.

    I'm going to be a few minutes late

    November 12, 2013

  • Sarah L.

    Hi all. I so wanted to come but after traveling all day long and just getting home im not sure that I will be there. I do plan to come next month and will schedule accordingly. Please let us know what we will miss so to be prepared next time. My apologies.

    November 12, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I hate to have to say this, but I won't be able to make it tonight. I came down with Bronchitis over the weekend and haven't quite recovered yet. I can't tell you how disappointed I am. I was really looking forward to meet you all. Hope to see you in December.

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I'll be out of town for this November meeting - love to see you all in December. Thanks!

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      We'll look forward to seeing you in December

      November 12, 2013

  • Andrea

    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to attend this first meeting. I hope I will be able to join the group in December.

    November 12, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      We'll miss you but look forward to seeing you in December

      November 12, 2013

  • David C.

    Question: Should we bring our laptops or a writing sample or anything? Should we NOT bring anything?

    1 · November 11, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Hi David. The first meeting is an organizational and meet-each-other meeting. No need to bring anything except: a pen and your thoughts. We will probably have a reasonably full agenda with just what is already planned. You will take a survey so that I can plan the programming for the next year, as well. Look forward to seeing you.

      November 11, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Ed and I are looking forward to the first meeting of the Wilmington Writers Group. I've invited three writer friends, and I think they're going to join us. Gary, I think you'll have a great turn-out for what will be a fabulous evening!!

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Kristin

    Sounds great, but I teach Tuesday nights! Hope to join you another time!

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      So sorry Kristin. Maybe after the new year that will change?

      October 28, 2013

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