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REGULAR SECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH MEET.
STAYING ON ZOOM TILL AT LEAST END OF YEAR.
LGBTQ+(18+) WRITERS WELCOME(in any genre) FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!
ROOM OPENS 1.15; so please arrive between then and 1.30; no arrivals after 1.35, afraid, as it is a constructed workshop and it will disrupt the flow.
Any problems with entering the room, please phone me(Steve) between 1.15 and 1.35 on[masked]
WE CONTINUE WITH RATTE'S SUCCESSFUL AND WIDE-RANGING SERIES OF WORKSHOPS ON "WORLD-BUILDING".
NB.IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE ATTENDED PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS, as they are all self-standing:)
Upto now, this has encompassed scifi type worlds, lgbt/gay/trans/queer worlds, and much else; you are your own world, as your characters are theirs; so applies to any genre: (auto-)fiction, autobiography, stories, poems, scripts etc etc
Ratte will send some pre-reading material(NOT compulsory!) before the meet, as long as you provide your email, in a private message on here, to me, Steve: [masked]
Ratte is a much-published poet, and runs writing retreats.
Steve is about to be published in "Queer Writing for a Brave New World", a collaboration between "Out on the Page" and "The Modernist Society";as well in various publications including our very own self-published book:"Made Up", here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Made-Up-anthology-Liverpool-Merseyside-ebook/dp/B078XRT94P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=made+up+lgbt&qid=1634326311&qsid=258-2156144-4129842&sr=8-1&sres=B078XRT94P%2CB087LJFZJ7%2C1471166201%2CB08459QCTT%2C1783443766%2CB07H3VFNLX%2C0241435269%2CB07SSKTRKV%2C1472961501%2CB07XFQXC7K%2C1529381363%2CB07NVN9ZJ6%2CB07SNF1FVZ%2C1784709735%2C000830579X%2CB076SZ5312%2CB077MMFZWJ%2C031648623X%2CB00G1TOJ7Y%2C0241476178
THE WORSKHOP IS BASED ON ON-THE-DAY WRITING PROMPTS.
A READ ALOUD GROUP (unless your first meet; then it's fine just to listen , and get a flavour)
Screen-sharing is an optional EXTRA.
WE ALSO DIVIDE INTO SMALLER BREAK-OUT ROOMS AT TIMES, FOR GREATER INTIMACY.
THE SESSION BEGINS WITH:
1. A BRIEF PROMPTED WRITING ADVENTURE
2. ASKING IF ANYONE HAS WRITTEN ANYTHING ON THIS MONTH'S PREPARED WRITING THEME: "MEMORY/REMEMBRANCE"(it is "Remembrance Day"). Any writing on this and related subjects is fine.
STYLE: CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE from your peers
DEVELOPMENTAL FEEDBACK, eg how you might further develop a character, or an image in , eg a poem.
It is NOT about imposing your subjective view of "how writing should" be done on another writer; so please be constructive but gentle!
THERE WILL BE ONE BREAK OF ABOUT 15 MINUTES
Here is some general stuff on accessing Zoom on various devices:
NB you only need Basic Zoom as one of the facilitators has all the Zoom Pro functions(break-out rooms etc)
APPLE MAC https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203020795-How-To-Install-on-Mac
ENTRY INTO THE ZOOM MEET:
PLEASE CAN YOU ENSURE STEVE HAS AN UP-TO-DATE EMAIL ADDRESS ASAP; but ,at latest, by 12 November. PLEASE SEND BY PRIVATE MESSAGE ON HERE.
STEVE WILL SEND YOU, IN ADVANCE, AN EMAIL, WITH A DIRECT HYPERLINK TO THE MEETING. IF THE LINK DOES NOT COME AS A HYPERLINK,PLS COPY & PASTE THE LINK INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER;IT SHOULD TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE ZOOM MEET.
CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK; IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MEET,THEN PROMPT YOU FOR THE MEET ID & PASSCODE (contained in the email).
THIS WILL ALSO HAPPEN IF YOU USE THE COPY AND PASTE LINK METHOD.
YOU WILL GO IN A WAITING ROOM (briefly!) AND STEVE SHALL LET YOU IN
PLEASE NOTE, THE NUMBERS MARKED AS ATTENDING (AND BEING MEMBERS OF)THESE GROUPS, ON MEET UP, DO NOT REFLECT THE TOTAL ATTENDANCE NUMBERS, AS WE HAVE FACEBOOK GROUPS AND AN EMAIL LIST! SO AVERAGE IS 6-10 FOR CREATIVE WRITING AND 5-9 FOR BOOK GROUP!
Many inspiring creatives pieces in varying genres and good discussion, with constructive feedback ; the group is going from strength to strength; thx to everyone who attended and to Joe for facilitating:) Next meet: July 31st; details soon:)