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NOTE: NO IN-PERSON MEETING DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. We will be meeting ONLINE on our Discord server here: https://discord.gg/ZePAcqn . Please make an account, set up your microphone or whatever you need, and be ready to voicechat at 2. RSVP so we know how many members to expect. Please read the submissions in advance and prepare with the following format in mind: First everyone but the author will discuss the piece for about ~15 minutes. Afterward everyone will be free to address the author, give direct feedback, ask the author questions, etc. for another ~15 minutes. Digital comments can be uploaded into the Submissions folder for that week so the writer can view them. Sign up for critique here (limit 3 people per week plus one backup): http://bit.ly/2M5jLTZ. And submit your work here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AoDC5eq0OTJph5CzxDU8reT8cHeDhEFn?usp=sharing . Files should be double-spaced, PDFs (you can also submit both a PDF and .doc, since some people prefer one format over the other), and under 25 pages. Please make a note at the top of your piece explaining what it is (a short story, a novel excerpt, etc) and anything in particular you would like us to critique for. Remember to submit by Wednesday 7/22/20, but THE EARLIER THE BETTER! This is to give people time to read and form responses to your work. If you would like to review past submissions or catch up on previous chapters from a member's novel, the Drive folder for the group as a whole can be accessed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4tJOkWNZQLYMGR5NlZsTnlnc2M Please also bring $2 to help pay for Meetup's monthly fee (Venmo or cash are fine! My Venmo name is @dana-berube). Don't forget to RSVP!!
(Courtesy of Jared!) Boston Young Writers Group is holding its third (digital) fiction slam! A fiction slam is an event where all attendees are given prompts (a theme, a sentence, a few words to use) and are then given around five minutes to come write something matching the theme. Afterwards, we all share our pieces aloud, and winners are picked for each round. If you’re looking for an opportunity to socialize with your fellow writers or get creative with friends while we’re all stuck inside, here’s your chance! The event will be held on the Young Writers discord - you don’t need to come prepared with anything except something to write with. Hope to see you there!