2013 July Meetup #1

Welcome, writers, new and old!

Come join us with your work and let's share feedback.

We suggest you bring read-along-copies, but it is not required. Just bring yourself, your written words, if you have them and your ears. Oh, and we ask that if you can afford it,you chip in towards the rent. $5 is the recommended donation, thanks!

The schedule is:

6:15 - 6:30 Meet, chat, get settled in

6:30 We take turns reading our work aloud. It allows for the writer to hear how his/her words sound to others, and allows the listeners/readers to hear how the story was intended by the author. After reading for about ten minutes, everyone present offers feedback and critique. We like to focus on big-picture issues, such as character development, plot points, story potential etc., rather than proper use of commas or other minute details.

Finish: We're aiming for 8:45 / 9:00, which comfortably allow for eight readers.

We suggest you bring about 6-10 pages of typed work, double-spaced, or the equivalent (or less). If your short story just happens to be one extra page, we're usually fine, but if it is a section of a larger work, remember that we need time for all members. Many members bring several copies to pass around for reading along, but it is not required.

We invite everyone to participate in reading and critique, but when we have ten or more members, we draw names out of a hat for readers. Sorry, but we do try to give everyone a chance to read, as much as possible. it is also important to remember that every writer is at a different level in their writing career, and not everyone has the same goals. We ask that you please be respectful and timely in your feedback.

We looking forward to hearing what you've been working on!


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  • Michael D

    will miss everyone, but this is this night of my first rehearsal. Should have all the other Mondays off.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I'm gonna have to pass in favor of an after-work swim!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having signed up for the group, I now realize I can't get to Monday's meeting. Please don't construe this as a lack of interest.

    June 21, 2013

    • Michele C.

      I understand. Perhaps we'll see you sometime in the future!

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to pass on this one. Got a hot day of work ahead of me Monday and likely won't be able to deal with being in a small stuffy room for 2-3 hours. Next one, though

    June 30, 2013

    • Michele C.

      NP. Hot weather makes us all less likely to do much.

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will try to be there, but not positive.

    June 23, 2013

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