What do you think about pushing the meetup up another week (Sept 27th)?
or you can all meet amongst yourselves tomorrow of course! I really do recommend the Shoppe. There's not a lot of other customers in there that early on Saturday mornings. Most of the other coffee shops around are mobbed.
the Tattered Cover sounds wonderfully romantic for a writer's meetup. Until you discover that there is a grand total of 8 little wooden tables available in the magazine section, and people get mad at you for talking too loudly.
At our meetups, we'll focus on what makes you a writer -
At each bi-weekly saturday afternoon or Thursday night meeting, we'll critique the works of as many people who bring in material as possible. We'll also chat a bit about the everyday challenges of being a writer -- publishing, writer's block, coping with the struggles of day jobs and outside responsibilities, et cetera.