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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot (NaNoWriMo 2016 Writers Afternoon Tea and Celebration!)

  • 3 days ago · 1:30 PM
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To celebrate the success of all our writers participating in National Novel Writing Month, we've arranged a special event to celebrate with a great tea room in charming Berryville. After the stress and exhilaration of November, what better way to reenter civilized life than with afternoon tea!

This event is space-limited due to the size of the venue, so please add yourself to the waitlist if interested and hopefully a spot will open up. Please note that this event is ONLY open to writers who participate in NaNoWriMo and attend a write-in with us. Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* We are required to make a credit card guarantee to the tearoom to secure our reservation, so please make any changes by midnight on November 30 at the latest. Also, if you have any dietary restrictions that you'd like the restaurant to be aware of, please answer the question after you RSVP 'Yes'. Please do not post it in your public RSVP comment or in the general comment thread.

The Tea Cart is offering a special Nutcracker Tea, with a cost per person of $34 (before tax and gratuity). The tea service includes a sparkling aperitif (or sparkling apple cider), tomato bisque, Yorkshire shepherd's pie, 4 christmas party tea sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream and jam, 4 desserts, and of course... a bottomless pot of loose leaf tea. The regular menu is unavailable for the month of December, with the Nutcracker tea as the prix fixe option.

Berryville is about 1 hour and 15 minutes west, off Route 7 east of Winchester. Please arrive on time.

In the meantime, good luck writing! And by the way, you don't have to successfully complete or 'win' NaNoWriMo to join us for this event (though we hope you do!). We're quite happy to see all of you writing, whether you hit 50k or not. Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear) didn't finish last year either (see below).


*Since this meetups require reservations and a credit card guarantee to the restaurant, and since missing one of these meetups may take a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. A no-show will prohibit you from attending another dinner meetup for 4 months and a writers meetup for 2 months after the no-show. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Kent

    I think I like this venue better than the one we've used in the past few years - better food, better variety of teas (not limited to your own pot, and able to sample several flavors and types!) Congrats to all who participated in NaNo! Way to be committed to your writing!!!

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Debbie H

    Excellent. Great food, interesting tea and good company.

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Jonathan Z.

    66 is a mess! Will be delayed 20.

    3 days ago

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, I hope you're as excited as I am for tea on Saturday. Just a reminder to please be on time. We'll all be doing the Nutcracker tea (details in the event description), and gratuity will be built in since we're a large group, putting the per person total just under $44 after 20% gratuity and 9.3% sales and meal taxes.

    5 days ago

  • Ginny

    Is partaking of the special tea service required for attendance to this event? ($34+ is way out of my budget range.)

    November 26

    • Vijay

      Yes, unfortunately in December the Nutcracker Tea is the only option (the rest of the menu is unavailable).

      November 26

  • Lisa K.

    Would love to come if it's ok as a +1 for Andy

    November 26

    • Andrija P.

      Yes, may I bring my infinity patient wife with me?

      November 26

    • Vijay

      Sorry, but we're limiting to writers who've attended a write-in this month, as the event description says.

      November 26

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