Format: networking, writing exercises, critiquing, reading, putting it out there. Location is in Maillardville by the Port Mann Bridge, and is not a public place. First hour: we'll each get one minute or so to say something new about ourselves as we hand out our business card. There will be a five-minute speed-writing exercise followed by sharing what we've just written. Second hour: each week, five people can volunteer to bring a five-minute read for critique. There will be five minutes of discussion on it. We'll rotate through the group so everyone who wants to share can have a turn. We can practice our elevator pitch, talk about submitting items, tips for writing, successes we've recently had, editing, publishing, promoting, marketing our published books. Books for sale. This format is open to the new person as well as the published author. Everyone is invited to share their experience with others who might need it. Atmosphere is supportive, non-competitive, and safe. We enjoy people who play nicely with others. Bring cash in case you'd like to purchase someone's book. Meets every Tuesday from 1-3:30 pm beginning January 15, 2019, in West Coquitlam by Lougheed and Brunette. Contact: Lyn Ayre at email@example.com to sign up. I will be asking for your full name, phone number, email, genre, and if you have a website. $5.00 each time to cover the meetup fees, please. Bring your own coffee and snack, should you so desire. There is no opportunity to purchase it here. A clip board might be useful for writing on.