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It's a Party!

  • May 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Writing groups are great places to exchange compassionate, constructive and thoughtful criticism of each other's work, but they're not so good for hanging out. Which is a shame, of course, because I think everybody is pretty cool and would like to hang out/get to know you a little better.

This being the case, I thought it'd be fun to throw a party. Me living in a small and not very nice house, Rich (Richard Post) has volunteered to host it. Hurrah! (and the rest is history)

Here are the important things:

  1. RSVP! Rich has a big ol' house, but it still can only hold so many people. Specifically, 50. So if you want to come (and know you're going to), just RSVP! (If you want to bring anybody--significant other, children--it's probably fine, but send me an e-mail just to make sure).
  2. Eat and drink! I'm going to drop $50 on some decent craft beer, Rich said he'd probably get some light snacks and wine, but if you're bringing any recreational snacks or beverages, post them here so we don't wind up with like eight tubs of popcorn and three bottles of muscato (because I hate popcorn, because I love muscato).
  3. Carpool! Rich doesn't live very far away, he's got lots of parking space, but carpooling is (a) better for the environment and (b) makes it less awkward to go to a party. Also, (c) I don't have a car/I need a ride. :( . If you're willing to drive, post and let us know! And then whoever wants to carpool with you can just reply to your post.
  4. Listen to Music! If you'd like to put a playlist together, go for it. I, for one, am going to bring Sun Ra, Funkadelic, some Clash, Archie Shepp, Tito Puente, and general wackness. It'll be fun. Promise.

If you have any questions, just send me an e-mail. We'll see you there!

 

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  • Julie C.

    Thank you Penny and Rich for your gracious hospitality. Was only able to stay a short time, but enjoyed your lovely home and the company. See you all in a few weeks. The ocean is calling my name. Thank heavens!!

    May 16, 2013

  • Devin A.

    Great party - Thanks Rich, Penny & Jake! It was a pleasure meeting everyone. Looking forward to getting more involved in the group. Great pics Kari!

    May 13, 2013

  • Kari I.

    Great party. Beautiful writer friends. Over the top ho se and how bout these pics, kids. Do u like em?

    May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great pictures, Kari!

      May 13, 2013

  • John D.

    Penny and Rich--you are awesome hosts. Thank you for inviting the Central Phoenix Writing Workshopers into your home for a delightful evening in your lovely home.

    May 13, 2013

  • Anne H.

    Many thanks to Rich and Penny for making me, and I hope everyone else, feel so welcomed.

    May 12, 2013

  • Cameron M.

    First, I'd like to offer a big thank you to our hosts, Rich and Penny Post. You were so gracious to open your doors for a social event to get us all together. The environment led itself to creating the perfect atmosphere for the gathering. I saw so many new faces at the party. For those of you who haven't gone to one of our regularly scheduled meetups, please consider it. We'd love to hear your work, and receive your feedback and sage advice. I enjoyed seeing you all.

    Please accept my apologies for not going public about my marriage on Friday. I wanted the event to be about you, the writers, and I didn't want to overshadow the occasion. Besides, my wife is a little shy. Thank you all for your warm, well-wishes and support.

    May 12, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    This was a great party, in a beautiful house! I felt I should have dressed up more when I saw what an elegant surroundings there were. All the food was so delicious too! There was even such a sweet dog, Ginger, for me to pet. I'm such a dog person.

    May 12, 2013

  • Daniel R.

    I had a great time!

    May 12, 2013

  • Daniel R.

    It was a great party, and Rich and Penny were wonderful hosts.

    May 12, 2013

  • Susan P.

    Thank you all for a great evening! Much gratitude to our gracious hosts, Richard and Penny!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Melissa

    Fantastic

    May 12, 2013

  • Loreena

    Thank you so much for putting this on I met some friendly and creative people - Rich and his wife open their beautiful home to us the food and company was wonderful. i look forward to more events.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Lori H.

    Fantastic! A thoroughly great evening. Lots of stimulating conversation, and many, many nice people. We need to do this often.

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very enjoyable evening in a wonderful home. Thank you Richard and Penny Post, and also thanks to Jake for making it happen.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    Is there a pool? Is there going to be swimming?

    May 11, 2013

  • Julie C.

    I would like to bring a guest. AND an appetizer. Looking forward to getting to know everyone a little better.

    May 11, 2013

    • Jake F.

      Done! Me too! See you soon!

      May 11, 2013

  • Loreena

    What is needed for the party Drinks food music????

    May 11, 2013

    • Jake F.

      I think we're okay on drinks. Light snacks? Music? I'm gonna put together a wicked playlist.

      May 11, 2013

  • Susan P.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

    May 10, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I can bring some wine. I will get a red, probably a Merlot or Pinot Noir.

    May 10, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Looking forward to it.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm fortunate to have written/co-written five successful books published by HarperCollins, Random House and Rodale. I'd love to meet Phoenix writers!

    May 10, 2013

  • Jake F.

    If anybody gets lost or anything day of, by the way, my number is[masked]

    May 10, 2013

  • Jake F.

    Time to get some car pooling going. Is anybody willing to drive?

    May 9, 2013

    • Jake F.

      John and I are riding together, we've got room for two more

      May 9, 2013

  • Cameron M.

    Nessa and I are bringing some pastries for sure... maybe more. Sometimes she goes crazy in the kitchen.

    May 7, 2013

  • California

    Looking forward to meeting other writers in the Phoenix community

    May 6, 2013

  • Loreena

    I am looking forward to meeting everyone

    May 6, 2013

  • Richard P.

    There will be food and drinks here so come hungry.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    Isabel Worden Klym and I will be coming together. She will sign up separately.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be bringing a bottle of red wine and my better half.

    April 20, 2013

  • Lori H.

    I'm able to make it to Hob Nob's on the bus, but getting to the party may be dicey. I'd really like to hook up with a carpool ride -- and I'm willing to pitch in on gas.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jake F.

    I'm bring beer! Craft beer! Varieties of it!

    1 · April 19, 2013

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