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Astoria Sunday Meetup @ Uncle George's

Come join your fellow writers at Uncle George's Tavern!

We will be sitting in a nook towards the back, just ask the host for the "writer's group" or "Alex's table".

If you would like to have your work critiqued during this meeting, please write "SUNDAY," followed by your name and the title of your work in the uploads. Each person at the meeting should read the Sunday works before the meeting, and should bring them in on paper or in digital form so that we can all edit the works together.

The group's agenda will be as follows:

3-3:30 - chill, chat, order food.

3:30- 5:00 - critique works

5:00 - 5:30 - chill, chat, pay the bill

When critiquing a fellow writer's work, please begin by telling the writer what WORKED for you in the piece, what you liked, what you enjoyed and why. It is as important for writers to know what they're doing right as what they're doing wrong. After you share what you enjoyed, offer suggestions for what can be improved!

See you there,

Alex

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  • Blerta

    Sprry guys can't make it today :( i will email my suggestions to Steve, Dan and Alex. Looking forward to seeing everyone next time :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Maria G.

    Hi everyone,
    I'm sorry I will miss it - I have been sick for the past few days (still am) and I have also not been able to read any of the latest work. Looks like it's a full house anyway. Have a good meeting!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    meetup was good. and FYI, I deleted and then reposted my excerpt. if you already downloaded it that is ok.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Alexei S.

    Hey writing group peeps, It seems like ending at 5:00 always feels a little rushed. What do you guys think if we end at 5:30? And how does the agenda above look to you guys? Also, this week we will be reviewing: 1. G.E.M.S. by Milagros
    2. Chapter 2 of Velveteen Werewolf by Todd (Please try to read chapter 1 as well, if you haven't already.)
    3. Revised Chapter 1 of Pie Chart John. Be there or be []. A

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be attending the group for the first time...where can I find the above works to review? thx. Susan

      March 16, 2013

    • Alexei S.

      Susan, at the top of the meetup page go to the bar that says "More".Under that, go to files. The files are there.

      March 17, 2013

  • Alexei S.

    New cats, please see my comment from Wednesday for the works we'll be critiquing and make sure you read them so we're all on the same page.

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There's also some old business to clear up having to do with a certain Uncle. Unless that gets straightened out, no one's critiquing even a single pronoun.

      1 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok, i just saw the answers to my questions where I should have looked first. I haven't uploaded anything yet. I should get that done by about 12 noon on Saturday. I'd love to participate, even if it is just listening. Will that be ok?

    March 16, 2013

    • Alexei S.

      Dan, you can participate 100 percent. We won't be able to look at your work because we have a specific order in which we will be looking at stuff, but we'll read and critique it soon.

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes, but having not gone to a sunday meeting yet, two things to consider are, are we following the same format as mondays and will i be required to buy lots of food and or drink? let me know!!! thanks...

    March 16, 2013

  • Milagros

    Happy Pi day!

    March 14, 2013

    • Alexei S.

      Uncle George happens to not work on Sundays. He's a church going man you see.

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure. Just like when you said he went to Greece in February to go help fix the economy there. What kind of fools do you take us for — everyone knows George went to do that last year! Harrumph.

      1 · March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this Sunday. I'm going to throw caution to the wind and risk sounding like a rectangle by saying I kind of miss everyone. Okay, let the lambasting and flogging begin.

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree, Todd, no lambasting or flogging necessary. Though we better not miss Uncle George this week, or else all bets are off.

      March 14, 2013

  • Alexei S.

    One other point - let's all try to order a little something this coming Sunday, just to show respect to Uncle George's Tavern. -A

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Alexei, I'm fine with ordering food and going to 5:30 — no problem. Just one thing, though. Back at our first meeting you said you were going to introduce us to Uncle George. Since then, it's been nothing but excuses.
      "Uncle George is busy."
      "Uncle George is at his niece's birthday party."
      "Uncle George is cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the Greek Pride Parade in Bayonne, NJ."
      Alright man — enough's enough. Either you know Uncle George, or come clean and tell us you don't have the connection. Honestly, everyone, especially Todd, is pretty effing pissed off at this point. But if you do the right thing one way or another on Sunday, I think all will be forgiven.
      See you then,
      Steve

      1 · March 13, 2013

    • Alexei S.

      Hahaha - Steve Monosson, ladies and gentlemen! ;)

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am returning.

    March 11, 2013

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