I had a conversation with the manager over at the Black Finn today. They keep our receipts and review them after every meeting. Apparently the last two meetings have shown that we are not not ordering enough money to make it worth their while to host us. I completely understand their point of view because business is business.
They go out of their way to make a comforting meetup space for us and we need to return the favor by spending money as a thank you.
I know some of you order at every meetup and I'm very grateful, even I do not reach the Black Finns expected minimum at every meetup (I hate the menu). If at all possible could we all try to spend 10-12 dollars on each meetup whether through food or drinks?
If not we will lose this location and be forced back to Le Madelines where we're never guaranteed a table, and the atmosphere isn't as conducive to our needs.
I'm always on the look out for other locations to meet, and if you have any suggestions please feel free to contact me. Keep in mind however, every restaurant we choose where a location is set aside for us, there is an implied expectation of food purchase.
If you're inconvenienced financially to order (I understand completely), don't feel obliged. We'll try to work it out for the restaurant.
(Formerly known as the Richardson Screenwriters Meetup Group)
Meet with local professional and aspiring screenwriters to learn the craft of screenwriting, critique others' work, and have your own work reviewed. Typical meetings involve editing and Q&A sessions on 3-10 pages of a completed script or script-in-progress. Other meetings focus on various aspects of the screenwriting trade, from pitching and agents to loglines and contests.
You do not have to be a published, produced, or sold writer to participate, but we do ask that you only bring SCRIPTS or script marketing materials (e.g., treatments, synopses, TV series bibles, etc.) to meetings. We do not review book manuscripts, poetry, articles, or other genres of writing.
We hope to see you there and look forward to your contributions. And as always, KEEP WRITING.