What we're about
Do you want a place, in north Seattle, to write, share & meet other memoir writers? I do! My aim is to provide a regular time for gatherings.
Here are our weekly meetup descriptions:
In the morning (currently Wednesdays & Fridays) but it changes and I am open to co-organizers that want to have a different time.
We'll meet at 10am and write for about an hour. By 11, others, not interested in writing in a group setting or not able to make it till then, can arrive & we will share/critique. Depending on the number of people, we can split the remaining time, from 11-noon (some people stay later) into equal parts of maximum sharing time.
If you come, during the writing portion, then please slip in quietly, respecting others quiet writing time. If you wish to chat while others are writing, then another table can be used until sharing time begins.
Periodically, we will meetup to discuss memoirs. Let's read the book ahead of time & discuss at a meeting specifically for this book. If you haven't read the book ahead then come to discuss/comment on what you learn from insights shared by those who have read it. We'll be dissecting the book to find voice, structure, our favorite excerpt, etc...
The Friday morning group has been going strong. I have also met people individually outside of the regular meeting times and in different places. If you join & become a presence in the group then I would consider having another lead evening groups. I am a morning writer is all...
I have found that 5 is a great number and, although there is a wait list, the group is limited to this number.
I would like to ask those who come to pay $2 each writing session. This is purely to cover the cost of keeping the meetup group going and I will stop collecting each month when this is covered. It is not required and I don't ask in group. Just if you are able/want to.
The group has provided a great deal of structure to my writing time & benefited those coming as well. Joining other writing groups is fun & informative but focusing on this genre has been very rewarding. I look forward to meeting more memoirists. But don't take my word for it. Join & see for yourself!
I want to create a friendly, supportive space for all. Wherever you are on your journey you are welcome.