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StL Poetry MeetUp Group Monthly Meeting

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 5:00 PM
  • Donna W's home

Welcome fellow poetry writers.  We are a laid-back bunch of "occasional" writers who get together monthly to share our writing with each other.  Our meetings begin with 1 hour of socializing followed by 2 hours of poetry.   Depending on the number attending, each can read 1-2-3 things.  We ask that you bring a few WRITTEN copies to pass around, and for our archive.  Critique for those who wish it is gentle and non-authoritarian; each of us has his/her own style of writing, and we welcome diversity. 

Our writing prompt/theme for April is "Abandonment".  If that does not resonate with you, ignore it and write on any topic you wish. 

Since we meet in members' homes, the exact address is only emailed to those who have RSVPed they will attend the meeting on April 26th.  That email goes out on the Friday before the Sat. meeting.  Also please note:  If you have RSVPed and find you cannot attend, PLEASE CANCEL THE RSVP so the host/hostess knows how many folks to prepare for.  Since we limit our number to 20 your uncancelled RSVP may deny someone else a place.  (The website does all of this automatically.)

For our social hour we have a "goodies table"; each person is asked to bring a nibble of some kind or bottle of wine to share (nothing fancy, please).  We look forward to meeting new poetry friends.  It's all about POETRY!

 

 

 

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  • Brian

    Good monthly poetry meetup as it usually is, and the birds provided the background music to our poem readings, LOL.

    April 27, 2014

    • Donna W.

      I am glad the birds added to your evening not disturbed it!

      April 29, 2014

    • Brian

      LOL, the Red birds disturbed my evening last night at the stadium.

      April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Challenging, moving, inviting!

    April 27, 2014

  • Donna W.

    What wonderful discussions! Good connections! Meaningful poetry! Who could ask for a better group!

    April 27, 2014

  • Carol H.

    Very good prompt. Led to good poetry and discussion.

    April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the most enjoyable group of people I have had the honor to share time, poetry, food and laughter with.

    April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      And you're the sweetest of them all.

      April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, don't feel well - will have to pass this time.

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work that evening

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I emailed you my phone number Carol Ann, so you can call me closer to the date and we'll work out time and place for me to pick you up! Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I left an earlier comment...not sure if/how it went.
    I am still 'learning' this on-line system. I will be there!
    Looking forward to meeting some of you again and some for the first time.

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonder if I might get a ride coming from the city?

    April 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm on the south side.

      April 21, 2014

    • Brian

      Rick, I'm in Maplewood, are you close to that?

      April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have your address and the date on my calendar, Donna. I plan on coming...perhaps hooking up with
    Maria for a "share ride." Will call you to confirm.
    Peace! Carol Ann

    April 21, 2014

  • Lynne

    I definitely want to make it, but I don't want to have to cancel, so I am going to hold off on the RSVP. Hope to see you all.

    April 2, 2014

  • Donna W.

    Hey guys! I just thought I would add a few comments for our next Meetup. If you choose to write on the prompt, please don't feel limited to "abandonment" but also consider "abandoned" and any and all permutations and meanings of the word(s). Have fun with it! Also, those of you who are on FaceBook, there are a couple of very interesting pages that could help inspire your work. One is called Abandoned and another called Discovered Dereliction. These pages post intriguing photos of abandoned buildings, churches, autos, trains, warehouses and other such places/things. I find it is a great resource for ideas. I am looking forward to seeing those of you who make the trek out to my place. And just to make sure you know, I have cats, which can be shut in another room if need be, and parakeets, for any one with allergies. See ya!

    March 30, 2014

  • TV

    I am a maybe for now..

    March 23, 2014

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  • Donna W.
    Organizer March 2010 through February 2013,
    Event Host
  • Ed
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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