|Sent on:||Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:57 AM|
Dear Who People,
The response to the WHO page has been heartening. Our aim as a group is to effectively work together to help others in need in the SF Bay area while also forming community to work on our own writer projects, whether we be fiction writers or poets.
Given the size of our group, we will get a room at Fort Mason center for our meeting. We will discuss goals for volunteering and writer workshops, etc. I am also thinking of an hour period prior to the meeting wherein WHO members can just stroll in and discuss their fiction or poetry, their career or short term goals, or whatever, before the meeting starts.
Some general ideas going forward:
- One or two separate committees focusing on volunteering efforts (just to help coordinate with local volunteer orgs).
- A planned social event at a local establishment to raise money for a specific cause, e.g., a poetry vs. fiction rap off, last SF comic standing--something fun and film-able.
- Socializing and informal "workshopping" following individual volunteer efforts in the evenings or late afternoons on weekends (we get together later for a glass of wine or banana cream pie, talk shop, gods of small things, the madness of Ezra Pound, poetry journals, the demise or rise of language poetry, etc.).
- Planned group writer workshops/readings/meetings for interested parties on weekends (constructive workshops regarding craft, execution, commercial market, readings, etc).
- Planned social activities or "WHO Party" asap. Who doesn't like to party?
- A BEST OF THE WHO PEOPLE of the SF Bay Area collection in print--both poetry and short fiction.
- Having local agents, writers, and poets attend to meet and talk in a relaxed environ with WHO.
"Uber" Who Sans Perks