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End time of our meetups. - The reason for the 11:59PM end time that you see for our meetups is that we never actually have a predetermined duration, but Meetup's settings insist on an end time. Don Don H. Jun 23, 2018 3:15 PM
date change - Hi, just wanted to let you know that I had to move the 6/30 meetup to 7/7. I hope you can attend. Don  Don H. Jun 19, 2018 9:31 PM
RE: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Gabfest is Today! - I was thinking about it, until my brother called to tell me my aunt passed.Maybe next time. ______________________________­__________ From: [address removed] [[address removed]] Sent: S 8888 Jun 9, 2018 12:21 PM
Gabfest is Today! - We'd love to see you today at Gabfest at the Tomato Pie Cafe in Harrisburg. The suggested topics are action and scenes. But, it's always an open discussion, and the conversation will go any direction you'd like (as always, stay as long as you want) .We Don H. Jun 9, 2018 11:29 AM
July 28 meetup - The meetup will begin at the usual time (3:00) - NOT 7:00.   Don H. Jun 4, 2018 12:37 AM
May Gabfest - Our May Gabfest at Bonefish Grill in Camp Hill, previously scheduled for 5/12, will now be held on 5/5. I hope to see you there.  Don H. Apr 23, 2018 9:27 AM
March 24 Gabfest - I have had t reschedule the March 24 Gabfest to April 7. Hope to see you there. Don Don H. Mar 4, 2018 9:33 AM
Tomorrow's Gabfest - Although with three SUVs at home, I get around pretty well in the snow, I plan to be at the North Hanover Grille at 2:00 in case you'd like to arrive earlier and leave sooner so as to beat the storm. Don Don H. Feb 16, 2018 8:51 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Feb. 10 meetup canceled - Feel better soon! ------------------------------­-------------- On Fri, 2/9/18, Don Heistand wrote: Subject: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Feb. 10 meetup canceled To: The-Central-PA-Writers- Amanda R. Feb 10, 2018 11:34 PM
Feb. 10 meetup canceled - I am sick, so, unfortunately, I must cancel tomorrow's meetup at Noonan's. Our next meetup is on 2/17 at North Hanover Grille in Carlisle. I hope you will attend. Don Don H. Feb 9, 2018 12:12 PM
Today at TJ Rockwell's - We have a reservation for the room in the back.  Don H. Jan 20, 2018 11:11 AM
Author/Publisher Talk: Peter Damian Bellis - On Jan. 20, at TJ Rockwells in Mechanicsburg, Peter Damian Bellis, author and publisher at River Boat Press, will provide insights into the New York literary scene, working with agents (he has worked with three), large presses versus small presses, an Don H. Nov 23, 2017 11:39 AM
Helpful Information - If you wish to participate in critiquing, I recommend that you check out our "Helpful Information" Dropbox folder prior to submitting a piece and offering critiques. Don H. Nov 20, 2017 9:31 PM
Dropbox deletions - Please do not move nor delete anything in our Dropbox unless it is something that you personally uploaded. Thanks, Don Don H. Nov 18, 2017 2:52 PM
A huge thank you! -   I just wanted to send a shout out to all the members of the Central PA Writers Workshop. Without your help, I never would have achieved my dream of publication--and a special thank you to everyone who ever gave me a critique or put their wor Tsiphuneah M. B. Nov 18, 2017 11:51 AM
December - We’d love for you to participate in our next (Dec. 16) critique meetup. The deadline for submissions to our Dropbox is Dec. 8. If you need access, please send me your email address. Please remember: When you upload a submission, your colleagues will Don H. Nov 12, 2017 8:33 AM
Tomorrow's Gabfest - I'm feeling gabby and looking forward to meeting with you at tomorrow's Gabfest. Don Don H. Oct 14, 2017 8:35 AM
October 8 meetup - I must cancel our 10/8 meetup because I'll be out of town, but I'd love to see you at Gabfest on 10/15. Don Don H. Oct 1, 2017 10:42 AM
A word of encouragement. - Although we're in the last quarter of the year, it's not too late if you're serious about polishing your writing for publication. There's still time to upload to Dropbox (you have until the end of today) and participate in our October critiquing. If yo Don H. Sep 30, 2017 3:15 PM
Tomorrow's Gabfest at Fiesta Mexico - Esteemed colleagues, if you don't already plan to attend Gabfest, please consider dropping in. We'd love to see you. Don Don H. Sep 16, 2017 7:59 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] my phone number - I would like to join but have no idea where you meet. I live in Lingestown.  On Aug 6,[masked]:10 PM, "Evy" < Robert and Sue P. Aug 11, 2017 5:39 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] my phone number - Sorry I missed it. Out with a migraine. On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Don Heistand < Evy Aug 6, 2017 10:08 PM
my phone number - If you arrive at a meetup, but can't spot us, please call or text me at (717)[masked]. Don Don H. Aug 6, 2017 1:54 PM
Meetups at Flapjack's - The owner of Flapjack's has retired and closed the restaurant and pub. Our next critique session (Aug. 6) with be held at T.J. Rockwell's in Mechanicsburg. For a bit of variety, I'm also looking into possible future meetups at Noonan's Tavern (thanks f Don H. Jul 31, 2017 11:56 PM
Today's Gabfest - I made the reservation in my name (Heistand). They'll likely seat us in the back room. Of course, I'll wear my "official" tee. If you come later and don't see us, you may call me at[masked]. Don Don H. Jul 16, 2017 12:51 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Tj Rockwells - 3 :00. Hope you can make it. Don H. Jul 16, 2017 9:20 AM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Tj Rockwells - Would love to come. What time??? On Jul 16,[masked]:17 AM, "Linda Harris" < The-Cen Linda H. Jul 16, 2017 6:18 AM
Tj Rockwells - Hi, would love to come,. What time????? Linda H. Jul 16, 2017 6:17 AM
Gabfest at T.J. Rockwell's - If you haven't already RSVPd for Sunday's Gabfest at T.J. Rockwell's, it's not too late to do so. Or just drop in. We'd love to see you, discuss the challenges of the writer's life, and hear about your experiences. Don Don H. Jul 15, 2017 2:12 PM
Meetups at Flapjack's - I want to make you aware of a change at Flapjack's. Although the dining room will be officially closed on Sundays, we will be given access to hold our meetups--we will literally have the joint to ourselves. The full menu will not be available, but any Don H. Jul 10, 2017 6:55 AM
Gabfest - We'd love to see you at this Sunday's "Gabfest." It's at Chili's in York at 3:00. Don Don H. Jun 7, 2017 10:58 AM
Check out my author Facebook page - Hi Central Pa Writers Workshop members! I just launched my author Facebook page for my book Full Moon Rising. It's coming out with Prospective Press later this year, (and I am super excited!). I plan to post about the publishing process, from s Tsiphuneah M. B. Apr 24, 2017 8:57 AM
Great opportunity - I'd guess she (Kathie Kopa of Lucky 8 TV) called me because writers are interesting people. Anyway, read on... Hi Donald, It was a pleasure speaking with you!  —  please pass this along to your group members who might have an interes Don H. Apr 20, 2017 5:31 PM
interesting events in York area - Phyl has posted a number of interesting events in York area. Please check them out (right hand column of our home page) and RSVP if you plan to attend. Don Don H. Apr 13, 2017 6:31 PM
critiques in Dropbox - Please do not remove critiques from Dropbox that were done for you. I need all crits to stay in the folder so I can keep track of them. Thanks, Don Don H. Apr 5, 2017 11:21 AM
Gabfest - Just a reminder that guests (spouse, partner, friend, etc.) are welcome at Gabfests. Don H. Mar 18, 2017 11:56 AM
Dropbox access - For Dropbox access, I will need your email address. My personal email is [address removed]. If you email me via Meetup, you will need to include your address in the email. Thank, Don Don H. Feb 26, 2017 5:32 PM
critiques - Regarding critiques: Only those who submit a piece are obligated to offer critiques. However, we appreciate the selflessness of those of do not submit work, yet do crits for their colleagues. Critiques are optional on late submissions. The word limit i Don H. Feb 26, 2017 5:24 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Gabfest - Will miss you and hope you feel better soon. I hope someone I know shows up. I won't know who to look for. It could be an interesting afternoon. Lol. When you feel better, can you check to see if I transferred my submiss Linda H. Feb 19, 2017 1:27 PM
Gabfest - I am still sick and will not be able to attend today's Gabfest. Don H. Feb 19, 2017 12:59 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Tomorrow's Gabfest at Chili's - Hope that you will feel better. It wouldn't be the same without the leader. Rest up. Linda On Feb 18,[masked]:31 PM, "Don Heistand" < Linda H. Feb 18, 2017 4:32 PM
Tomorrow's Gabfest at Chili's - Just wanted to let you know to check your email tomorrow regarding 2/19 Gabfest. I have been sick the last couple of days and am not sure I will make it. I'll email by 1:00pm to let you know. However, I will not cancel Gabfest; I'm certain you'll have Don H. Feb 18, 2017 4:29 PM
critiques - Please do not delete critiques from Dropbox after you download them; I am tracking them to ensure quid pro quo. I will continue to purge old crits on a regular basis as I have done in the past.  Thanks, Don Don H. Feb 16, 2017 12:54 AM
Dropbox - Dropbox is up and running. For access, please email me through my Meetup profile and include your email. Alternately, you may email me at [address removed]. If your email comes back from AOL as "undeliverable," try again a few minutes later. If it i Don H. Jan 29, 2017 1:20 PM
Dropbox - I renamed the Dropbox folders, and then Dropbox required me to resend emails in order to provide access. I'm having some issues with Dropbox; it seems capricious, if not outright squirrelly. Please confirm that you can access all of the folders and doc Don H. Jan 28, 2017 2:41 PM
Feb. 5 correction - Please upload your submissions (limit is 4500 words, but you may go a bit over to avoid an awkward break), double-spaced, in Word or RTF, to our Dropbox by 3:00pm on Sat. 1/28. If you do not already have access to our Dropbox, please send me your Don H. Jan 26, 2017 11:59 PM
Dropbox info - I had originally made a folder named "Feb. 5 Submissions & Critiques." But, I soon realized if I made a folder for each month, I would need to send out monthly access emails. So, I changed the name to "Submissions & Critiques," so we can use th Don H. Jan 22, 2017 1:17 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Dropbox download - D ebi, I will need your email address in order to share Dropbox folders with you. Don :) Don H. Jan 18, 2017 10:49 AM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Dropbox download - Thanks Don, Have it now. Debi Jan 18, 2017 1:17 AM
Dropbox download - If you wish to install Dropbox on your PC, please click on the link below for the download.­l   Don H. Jan 17, 2017 5:38 PM
downloading from Dropbox - Fellow writers, I’ve discovered a few things using Dropbox. From the online Dropbox, I can download an entire folder (such as “Submissions & Critiques) by left-clicking to the right of the folder name to open a menu above. However, this does no Don H. Jan 15, 2017 9:42 PM
Our Facebook page. - Check out our Facebook page! We'd love to hear about your "writing life." Let's use this forum to connect with each other. Don H. Jan 15, 2017 6:29 PM
Dropbox - To use Dropbox, it is not necessary to install the software on your computer. You need only create an account. Don H. Jan 13, 2017 6:07 PM
Our new Dropbox account - Esteemed colleagues, Because Meetup no longer supports file-sharing, I have created a Dropbox account in our group’s name. If you wish me to provide access, please email me at [address removed] and give your first and last name. I will “share� Don H. Jan 13, 2017 1:04 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] P Kirk: did you receive my submission for the Jan meeting? - Patrick, what email address would it be from? Don H. Jan 5, 2017 11:41 PM
P Kirk: did you receive my submission for the Jan meeting? - Hello Don, Did you receive my submission? I think I sent it directly to you while The Group was still deciding on a new sight for submissions.  Let me know, Patrick Kirk Then can I get Patrick J K. Jan 5, 2017 11:09 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] deadline for monthly submissions - Oops ! Thanks! Don H. Jan 4, 2017 5:06 PM
oops-corrected deadine - Just a reminder that the deadline for monthly submissions is always the Saturday a week prior to the Sunday meetup at Flapjack's. For the upcoming 1/7 meetup, the deadline was 12 /31. Word limit is 4500. Don Don H. Jan 4, 2017 5:05 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] deadline for monthly submissions - p { margin: 0; } You mean 12/31. :) Tsiphuneah M. B. Jan 4, 2017 11:17 AM
deadline for monthly submissions - Just a reminder that the deadline for monthly submissions is always the Saturday a week prior to the Sunday meetup at Flapjack's. For the upcoming 1/7 meetup, the deadline was 1/31. Word limit is 4500. Don Don H. Jan 4, 2017 11:06 AM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] files - Thanks, Bruce. So far, Dropbox is the clear favorite. I hope to see you again soon. Don Don H. Dec 30, 2016 3:58 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] choosing a file-sharing service - Thanks! Don H. Dec 30, 2016 2:37 PM
RE: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] choosing a file-sharing service - Troy L. Dec 30, 2016 2:31 PM
choosing a file-sharing service - I am open to suggestions as to which file-sharing service will work best for us. Don Don H. Dec 30, 2016 2:29 PM
file-sharing - Because Meetup did not see fit to notify organizers of the fact that they will no longer support file-sharing on websites, I did not know of the change until Robert tried to upload his submission and saw the message on the "Files" page. I will need som Don H. Dec 30, 2016 2:22 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] files - Thanks Don I use Dropbox, it's fairly easy And free Bruce N. Dec 30, 2016 2:11 PM
files - We have received word that Meetup will no longer support files on websites. I will find an alternative location for us to upload submissions and critiques. If you submitted work in Nov. or Dec. and have not yet downloaded critiques, please do so ASAP. Don H. Dec 30, 2016 1:59 PM
Meetup details changed: Gabfest XXVII-Suggested Topic: Protagonists - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ral-PA-Writers-Workshop/events­/234202138/ When Don H. Nov 3, 2016 7:05 PM
RE: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Gabfest this Sunday! - I'd love to go, but unless I've a ride to get to and from--we're working Missye K. C. Jul 13, 2016 12:26 AM
Gabfest this Sunday! - I'd love to see you at Gabfest this Sunday at T.J. Rockwell's! Don H. Jul 13, 2016 12:18 AM
New submission word limit - Our group is getting larger and participation is at an all-time high. But, with this success, we’re also experiencing the inevitable growing pains. With so many members submitting work each month, some of us are struggling to find time to finish qual Don H. Jun 16, 2016 10:25 AM
deadline for submissions - Everyone, this is a reminder that the deadline for submissions is always the Sat. eight days before the meetup. If you upload your work after the deadline, there is no guarantee all members participating that month will have your critique completed by Don H. Jun 11, 2016 1:14 AM
May meetup-"Stories Strewn With Suspense - Please disregard the email saying the June 12 meetup at Flapjack's is canceled. Somehow, I had it double-scheduled, so I had to delete one from the webpage. Don Don H. Apr 12, 2016 6:33 PM
1/24 Gabfest postponed until 1/31 - Due to those pretty little things of which no two are alike (Ha, I'd like to see them prove that.), the Gabfest scheduled for this Sunday 1/24 at 3:00 is postponed until 1/31 at 3:00. See you at T.J. Rockwell's. Stay safe. Don H. Jan 23, 2016 12:31 PM
Meetup details changed: Gabfest XXII - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ral-PA-Writers-Workshop/events­/226484999/ When Don H. Jan 23, 2016 12:26 PM
directions to TJ Rockwell's - Just to be helpful, I'm sending directions to T.J. Rockwell's : http://www.tjrockwells.c Don H. Jan 19, 2016 11:40 PM
monthly meetup names - The title that I give to a monthly meetup isn't really a theme; it's more of an attempt at a creative name related to the month or season and the craft of writing. Although we do have some discussion at Flapjack's, the monthly meetups are primarily for Don H. Dec 29, 2015 1:52 AM
profile pictures - Of course this is not a requirement, but we will greatly appreciate if all members were to upload a profile picture. Thanks, Don Don H. Nov 8, 2015 6:37 PM
Gabfest is this Sunday! - We'd love for you to join us at our "Gabfest" this Sunday! We'll meet at Fiesta Mexico near the Harrisburg Mall for some scrumptious fare. No critiques, just great conversation with fascinating people like you. This will give us the opportunity to dis Don H. Sep 17, 2015 10:33 AM
Meetup this Sunday 7/12-We hope to see you there! - I really hope to see you this Sunday at Flapjack's. Even if you haven't submitted a piece, you can take part in the lively discussions. Don Don H. Jun 29, 2015 11:15 AM
July Gabfest venue - I'm looking around for a suitable east shore venue for our July Gabfest. The location must be easy to get to (not far off the highway) and have off-street parking. I have identified several candidates: Near Colonial Commons Mall - Noodles & Compan Don H. May 25, 2015 12:52 PM
Gabfest is this Sunday at T.J Rockwell's! - Just wanted to remind you that you're welcome to bring a guest or two: friend, spouse/significant other, family member... Here are directions to T.J.Rockwell's of Mechanicsburg -­ations/mechanicsburg.htm Don H. May 21, 2015 10:43 AM
Gabfest is this Sunday at T.J Rockwell's! - We'll meet at T.J. Rockwell's in Mechanicsburg for some scrumptious fare. No critiques, just great conversation with fascinating people like you. This will give us the opportunity to discuss the myriad challenges of writing and getting published. Plus, Don H. May 18, 2015 12:04 PM
FYI - Just an FYI: You may have noticed that there is now a TM on the banner with our group's name. Apparently, there is a group that has copied our name, and I am taking steps to get them to cease and desist. Whether they have usurped our name inadvertently Don H. Mar 16, 2015 7:43 PM
Our Facebook page - Check out our Facebook page.­/Central-PA-Writers-Workshop/2­51450 Don H. Mar 5, 2015 7:04 PM
Gabfests - I'd like to hold some "Gabfests" on the east shore. Harrisburg and Hummelstown are possible locations. We have been doing Gabfest every other month, but we may begin scheduling them every month. Also, we may have some on weeknights. In addition, we may Don H. Feb 13, 2015 11:44 AM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Possible Monday evening meetup in May - Hi Don, New job... Off Mon-Wed. All day Debi Feb 12, 2015 10:26 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Possible Monday evening meetup in May - Hi Don, I am all open on Mondays. I would be delighted to come on that day, nite, w Debi Feb 12, 2015 9:44 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Possible Monday evening meetup in May - Even if If I do schedule a Monday, a Don H. Feb 12, 2015 7:39 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Possible Monday evening meetup in May - Just putting it out there because I was wondering if weeknight meetups would increase participation. Don H. Feb 12, 2015 7:35 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Possible Monday evening meetup in May - p { margin: 0; } However, we would still submit and critique even if we can't attend. Tsiphuneah M. B. Feb 12, 2015 11:25 AM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] Possible Monday evening meetup in May - p { margin: 0; } Mondays don't work for Sarah and me. Why the change, Don? Tsiphuneah M. B. Feb 12, 2015 11:25 AM
Possible Monday evening meetup in May - I meant it will not be a one-time thing. Don H. Feb 12, 2015 11:00 AM
Possible Monday evening meetup in May - I'm considering scheduling our monthly meetup for May in the evening on Monday 5/11. I'm not sure of the time (6:30 or 7:00?). We may meet at Flapjack's as usual, or we could go to T.J. Rockwell's in Mechanicsburg, about 3.5 miles from Flapjack's. Plea Don H. Feb 12, 2015 10:56 AM
Glitch on our webpage. - FYI: There is some kind of glitch on our website. So far, there are nine people going to our Gabfest XVI this Sunday as indicated on the individual event page. However, the homepage shows only five attending. I will contact Meetup to get help with res Don H. Jan 13, 2015 12:18 PM
Gabfest this Sunday! - Please plan to attend Gabfest this Sunday. For the convenience of our many members who live in the area, we'll meet at the Springhouse Tavern (basement of Dobbin House) in Gettysburg for some scrumptious fare:­u4.htm Don H. Nov 5, 2014 9:58 AM
Gabfest XV Nov. 9 venue! - We'll meet at the Springhouse Tavern in the basement of Gettysburg's Dobbin House. They have a delicious and affordable menu. Check it out:­u4.htm Don H. Oct 19, 2014 7:31 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] 9/28 Gabfest - Debi Sep 25, 2014 9:34 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] 9/28 Gabfest - SO  could I .  Also many facilities in this area from all the 150th Anniversary stuff from last year.    With the Bus system still running , I can get  to most areas here , even though I'm a Disabled  Vet .   � Shannon W. Sep 21, 2014 9:18 PM
Re: [The-Central-PA-Writers-Worksh­op] 9/28 Gabfest - I could join you if it was in Gettysburg. :-) Susan Ta Susan Sep 21, 2014 6:21 PM

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