Goodbye 2012! Writers' Party Meetup

  • December 11, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Last meetup of 2012! We'll be hosting an end-of-year party for all our members, friends, speakers and partners. Think of it as one last hurrah before the tide turns to 2013.

To quote The Russian Grannies: It's a Party for Everybody!

Picture the last days of Rome but with more wine (but less orgies) witty banter, diverse conversation and lots of laughter. Whether you've been to one of our meetups or not, this night promises to deliver a roaringly fun time. I'd be really pleased if you'll come along and join us for a literary night of indulgence.

(I did consider making it a 'hat' party but what's that got to do with writing?)

I'll be putting on a selection of food from the venue's kitchen to keep everyone going late into the night.

This party will be hosted at the writers' haven that is Benugo's The Drawing Room, inside the BFI. If you've never been, it's lush (see photo)

Cost: Free, but drinks not included.

Location: The Drawing Room, Benugo Bar, BFI Southbank.

You're very welcome to bring guests too.

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  • joolz s.

    Fab setting, great turnout, really nice people with lots of inspirational things to say about writing, and lovely host

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Michael C.

    Great show. Good chat, interesting people.

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Michael C.

    thanks to Lisa Goll for a great do. Great venue too. surrounded by books....and there were chips too.

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Petra E.

    Thank you, Lisa, for bringing us all together in this funky bar. I had a wonderful time and met lovely people. Merry x-mas and happy new year! May it be a good one!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Liam

    Lovely, nice venue, good people, interesting chat. Sorry if I scared anyone with my Post-Apocalyptic tendencies... ;)

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Sahera C.

    Sorry guys, now can't come-have freed up my place-have fun y'all and hope to see you in 2013!

    December 11, 2012

  • Michael C.

    Benugo Bar.... right. How *exactly* are you pronouncing that....

    December 11, 2012

  • Charlie

    Something has come up at the last minute and I can't attend. My spot is now free. Have a good night, everyone.

    December 11, 2012

  • Simon P.

    Lisa,
    I am really disappointed at this but I have just freed up my space as unfortunately I am unable to attend at the last moment. This would have been my first meetup! Never mind. Hope to see everyone in the New Year. Regards to all, have a great time and whether you attend this evening or not - have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
    Best wishes,
    Simon

    December 11, 2012

  • Michael C.

    well, I have my most enormous trousers on and I am ready for tonight's salon.....

    1 · December 11, 2012

  • Tom W.

    Thanks for the heads-up about how to uninvite oneself, Lisa, I was trying to work it our for ages last night! As I write there is now one space available! Hope it goes to a good home.

    Have a good one tonight

    Tom

    December 10, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      I am always here to help.

      December 10, 2012

  • Raphael P.

    Hello

    I haven't yet managed to make a writing workshop yet (but have tried), though would love to come to the party. However I do have a prior engagement - might try to come later, if that's ok. Raphael

    December 10, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Hello. You'll need a place on the attending list to come along as we are all sold out.

      December 10, 2012

  • Lisa G.

    Really excited about tomorrow night but if you are no longer able to attend, please (!) change your RSVP to NO so someone else can take the spot. It's the green box above.
    Cheers, Lisa

    December 10, 2012

  • Jane H.

    Hi All,
    Unfortunately I am also unable to attend. Which I am very disappointed about!! However I know there was a premium on available spaces so I am happy that someone on the waiting list will get a nice surprise.

    December 10, 2012

  • Sally

    Hi, all, Lisa, I'm having to rejig my week (it's madness trying to get everything done) and will have to withdraw from the PARTY.

    That leaves one space for one lucky attendee.

    Have a great time, likewise a great holiday - and happy 2013 when it comes. Sally

    December 10, 2012

  • Tom W.

    I've overstretched myself for next week so will have to bow out of the party. Have a good one though guys ... someone can have my place as an early Xmas prezzie.

    Thanks to Lisa and David for all of their efforts with LWC.

    Happy 2013!

    Tom

    December 9, 2012

  • Graham

    I *think* I had a space, but I can no longer make it either way, so please offer it up (if it existed). Have fun!

    December 7, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Graham - you are on the list to attend so could you change your RSVP to 'not attending'? Cheers, Lisa

      December 7, 2012

    • Graham

      Done!

      December 7, 2012

  • Michael C.

    well there does seem to be a lot of people coming.... we won't run out of wine or anything will we Lisa? hmm?

    December 5, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      No, don't worry, this isn't my first rodeo :)

      December 5, 2012

    • Michael C.

      Love that expression - you should write...

      December 7, 2012

  • Sahera C.

    Would love to attend, are there still places? I have RSVP'd anyway...

    December 5, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Yes! Places coming up now. Looking forward to meeting you. Best, Lisa

      December 5, 2012

    • Sahera C.

      Wonderful Lisa thank you; see you then!

      1 · December 5, 2012

  • Shohidur R.

    Hi, I've received a notification that a space has opened up... Can I come? No worries if it's got too crowded..

    December 4, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Shohidur, when you get the next email, login and claim the place. None right now but more to come up I'm sure.

      December 5, 2012

  • Eno E.

    Sorry, I can't make it any more. Have fun and see you all next year!

    December 4, 2012

  • Paul B.

    Hi Lisa - if I'm at the top of the waiting list do I not just get the next available spot automatically? I don't use a smartphone so I only check my emails every day or so??

    December 2, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Vesna - the place is yours. If you want to bring a friend, that's fine. You can't give your place to another. If you decide you don't want it, it will go back for those on the list.

      December 2, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      In my experience, because this is a free event, there will be a lot of places become free as we get close to the 11th so likely everyone who wants to attend will get a spot. Thanks.

      December 2, 2012

  • Tim G.

    Looks like a great event - so sorry I can't make it - all the best to you all for a cracking series of events this year - lovely to meet so many of you & look forward to exciting times in 2013!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Lisa G.

    Woah. Lots of keen beans! There's a waiting list so if you'd like to come, please join it now and you'll be emailed if a place becomes available. Cheers, Lisa

    November 26, 2012

    • Sean P.

      Sorry Lisa, my work do has been set on the same evening. I'm out!

      November 26, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      OK, no dramas, enjoy your work do!

      November 26, 2012

  • Michael C.

    I'll be there. Billy style. But looking forward to it....

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like it will be a lot of fun and the BFI is one of my favourite 'watering holes' (accent very much on the water, though). See you there!

    1 · November 18, 2012

  • Michael F.

    Well, if the doomsters are right about the Mayan calendar it might WELL be the last meeting ever!

    Joking apart, I would like to come. As I said about the Crime meeting, I do not use Paypal and would prefer to pay on the door!

    October 8, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Great stuff. This is a free event so no pesky Paypal required.

      October 29, 2012

  • Mike S.

    Writers, wine, the BFI. How can you resist! Anyone for a roaring fire and an old chestnut?

    1 · October 29, 2012

  • Liam

    Looks really lovely, but I'm afraid I'll have to decline, as 2nd Tuesday is traditionally Liars League night!

    1 · August 20, 2012

    • Liam

      Well now... we'd probably take over in that case! Probably a good 60 odd at a well attended Liars do, and xmas one usually is one of those. You been to one before? Writers Write, actors read, audience listens?

      August 24, 2012

    • Lisa G.

      Sadly no, I've not been to LL but I've heard very good things and most definitely will get along to it at some point. As you guess, LWC keeps me quite busy...

      August 28, 2012

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