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MONTHLY MEET. THIS TIME WE ARE DISCUSSING MADELINE MILLER'S AWARD-WINNING PASSIONATE RE-TELLING OF THE SECTION OF HOMER'S ILIAD WHICH DEALS WITH THE LOVE OF ACHILLES AND PATROKLOS, and how they overcome obstacles for their love. Instead of the usual themed part 2, we decided to have a general discussion on books read recently, and ones we would recommend and why:) This is a friendly, lively BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP; we discuss all genres of fiction, with a slight emphasis on lgbtq+ content. We have done thrillers, literary fiction, classics, historical novels, sci-fi, dystopia and Gothic! RESPECT GUIDELINES are used: basically, if we cannot agree, we agree to disagree:) We choose books (and, often, a matching theme, where you can choose your OWN book on the theme) in turn. If you turn up twice +, you get to choose a book! The venue (pls FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THIS PAGE) is cosy and LGBT+-friendly; we have a slightly seperated out table (usually) but it is NOT a private space. "Root" serves exquisite coffee Teas soft drinks toasted snacks (including veggie) cakes. NO CHARGE; but for MINIMUM PURCHASE OF one drink. PLEASE NOTE, the numbers shown on here, as attending, are not representative of the total, as we advertize on various platforms:) Usually, 7 to 12 people:) We also have a BIG SOCIAL GROUP (40-50 people each time!) https://www.meetup.com/MERSEYSIDE-LGBT-SOCIAL-GROUP/ and this CREATIVE WRITING GROUP https://www.meetup.com/LGBT-Creative-Writing-And-Book-Group-MeetUp-Merseyside/events/258448710/ Meets this sunday!
REGULAR SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH MEET ALL LGBTQ+(over 18) WRITERS-ALL GENRES/LGBTQ CONTENT OR NOT- WELCOME TO OUR FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE GROUP SUITABLE FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED WRITERS:) PRIVATE SPACE. NO PRESSURE TO READ IF YOUR FIRST MEET; YOU CAN GET A TASTER:) PEER FEEDBACK (CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS ONLY, eg on how to develop a piece of work) We read our work, in turn, a few minutes each, for peer constructive feedback:) RESPECT GUIDELINES APPLY, ie if you cannot agree, agree to DISagree! NO PHONES/DEVICES TO BE ON, UNLESS YOU EXPECTING AN URGENT CALL. READING FROM DEVICES IS FINE, AS LONG AS THE DEVICE IS OFF WHEN YOU ARE NOT READING. THANKS :) we have already PUBLISHED AN ANTHOLOGY (You can "look inside") here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Made-Up-anthology-Liverpool-Merseyside/dp/1542462959/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550871575&sr=8-1&keywords=made+up+lgbt Also, on sale at News from Nowhere and Blackwells University Bookshop. FACILITATED BY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR; GUEST FACILITATORS SOON:) FORMAT: INTROS/PRONOUNS NEWS OF WRITING COMPETITIONS/EVENTS (please bring any info to share!) THEME: "Spring/Beauty/Epiphany/Re-birth". (WRITING ON THE THEME IS NOT OBLIGATORY) Max 5 mins reading time. BREAK FREE-FLOW: WRITING ON ANY THEME WRITING EXPERIMENT ON A STIMULUS TO BE DECIDED ON THE DAY(again, not compulsory!) THE ROOM HIRE IS £20; so contributions- of £2/£3- very welcome; no pressure if you are on a low wage/benefits. There is a cafe on the ground floor, from which you can bring up food/drink; or bring your own (no alcohol!) PLEASE NOTE, the numbers shown as attending on here are not representative, as we usually have 7 to 12 people:)
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!