We are a group of creative thinkers, writers united by a need to forge ahead on our individual projects, We accept -- and give -- constructive feedback when asked, and we read aloud and share. We value (and require) consistency in attendance/participation and we're not just-another-social gathering. So...if you are a member of more than 20 other groups and are looking for more of a social thing, please move on! We require a phone interview to join us, prior to attending, and the first meeting you attend is an "exploratory" for both you and us so we can make sure that the fit is good. After that, if you are admitted, we require a $6.00 yearly contribution towards the MeetUp administrative costs. I have a beautiful place to meet (my home) near the Black Dirt area of Pine Island, NY (technically Amity, all within the town of Warwick). Sometimes we meet in Chester.