What we're about

Writing, whether full-time or in those spare moments, can be a lonely pursuit. My goal is that KC WSW will provide a support system for writers of all types. Not making the progress you'd like? Tell the group your goals and we'll help you by carrot or stick. No idea if self-publishing makes sense for you? Ask the group. Get answers. Need to bounce an idea/story/blog post off patient and experienced ears? Drop your story into KC WSW's DropBox, show your smiling face at the next meeting and bathe in the constructive criticism.

The DropBox is for you to upload writing you'd like others to read and track your progress on the Support and Success Journal. The Journal has fields for: (a) your current goal, (b) your deadline, (c) what you've completed by each meeting, AND (iv) your cumulative reward points for meeting your goals. WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?? Hell if I know, but I'm sure we'll figure it out. Like our stories, KC WSW is a work in progress.

FYI my first goal was setting the first meeting. I just gave myself one (1) reward point. Damn skippy. Want us to gently push you forward? Enter a tough but doable goal. Want nothing but to meet writers? Your goal is "Show up." Easy peasy.

Oh, and we're centered downtown(ish). There are other great writers groups in KC, but holy moly are they way the hell away from Downtown.

Upcoming events (4+)

Art Lovers Club: Figure Drawing/Painting Party, Wine Tasting & Adventure!

Pop Up Art Gallery

$20.00

Art Lovers Club: Figure Drawing/Painting Party with Wine Tasting & Adventure

You are invited to the first Art Lover Club of 2022. We are celebrating the new year with a Figure Drawing and Painting Party.

What: Live Model Figure Drawing/Painting in a Series of Medium/Long Poses

Enjoy Wine, Sparkling Water and Snacks

Music and Meeting New People

Late Night Rooftop Adventure

Where:

Pop Up Art Gallery, 920 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, 64105

What Time/Schedule of Events: Most guests arrive between 630 - 730

>>> 6pm - 7pm: (Guests begin arriving after 6pm)

Mix and Mingle, Wine Tasting / Sparkling Water, Gallery Artists

>>> 7pm to 9pm: Medium Poses

Multiple series of classic to modern model poses

>>> 9pm to 930pm: Long Pose

One long dramatic model pose

>>> 930pm to 1030pm: Art Party with Laughter and Fun

Mingle with models, other artists and make new friends as we play The Art Games and Tickle Tickle!

>>> 1030pm: Rooftop Adventure (optional) late night guests go on a social adventure to a nearby fun/upbeat rooftop group social.

What to Wear: Casual to Creative

Cost:

(single ticket) $20 (prepay) $25 Door

(two tickets) $40 (prepay) $50 Door

Prepay Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-lovers-club-figure-drawingpainting-party-wine-tasting-adventure-tickets-250762376017

What is Provided:

> pencils, charcoal, erasers, paper, canvas

> brushes, acrylic paints, paper, canvas and board options.

> easels on a first come first serve basis.

> encourage you to bring your own materials that suit your needs too

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Photoshoot: Headshots, Professional Looks, Relationship & Dating Photos

KC Photo Club

$125.00

Update your headshots, professional look and personal photos. Use for any purpose. Receive ALL your good to best photos.

We are all in this together. Take part in our semi-private photoshoot with multiple backdrops and environments!

We will provide:

>2 hours of Guided Photoshoot! There is no rush. We will capture multiple looks, in front of multiple backdrop/environments. We make it fun too!

>Private environment! This activity takes place in the historic Kansas City Club building. Feel comfortable as we work together in capturing your good to best looks!

>Multiple backdrops! We make use of multiple indoor backdrops and our favorite outdoor environments.

>Styling Assistance! Our team assists with outfits and accessories. Along with outfits you bring, we have several racks of clothes and nice accessories.

>Assistance with Poses! We will guide you through a series of poses, with adjustments to capture the right angles and adjustments! We will make it easy for you!

This activity is ideal for both women and men, of any age, couples, friends, family and singles. Don't be shy! It's time to do something different!

If you would like to be a part, go ahead and text or call directly,[masked].
We will forward a short suggestion list for what to bring.

We focus on: (you don't have to have any experience)

Headshots

Professional Looks

Couples, Friends & Family Photography

Modeling / Fashion Portfolio Photography

Plus, we have two racks of clothing to choose from.

You will receive a suggestion list for what to bring.

We are honoring each other by limiting the number of participants for each session. Book your session today.
Message with any questions, or call/text directly,[masked].

Receive your good to best photos directly via email or thumbdrive!

When: Saturday (Limited Space)

What Time: 9am to 4pm (three sessions)

Where: Historic Kansas City Club Building
920 Baltimore Ave KCMO (64105)

How Much: (Credit Card, Paypal, Venmo, Cash)

++OPTION A: Individual: ($125 Prepay) ($150 Door)

++OPTION B: Friends/Family/Couples ($250 Prepay) ($300 Door)

Prepay Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photoshoot-headshots-professional-looks-relationships-and-dating-photos-tickets-247780136057

HOW TO RSVP/PARTICIPATE: Call or Text,[masked], with any questions, and interest.

Saturday Singles Social + Tasting + Art Games + Music + Meeting New People

Pop Up Art Gallery

$15.00

We had fun this past weekend. Let's keep it going! Plus, we are adding a bingo challenge for more laughter and fun!

You are invited to a Saturday Singles Social, with Art Games, Wine Tasting and Meeting New People

Saturday Singles Social with Wine Tasting, Sparkling Water, Amuse Bouche, Art Games, Mix + Mingle, and Live Music!

As a thank you for attending, you receive extra raffle ticket for our rapid raffle of art, jewelry and art related prizes! (each prize is valued equal or greater than price of ticket)

Doors open at 6pm, but you can arrive anytime. We suggest arriving before
7:30/8pm.

What are we going to do:

***Wine Tasting/Sparkling Water Games: Hint of Berries! We test our pallate of wine and sparkling water! Fun for both those who drink wine, and those who don't!

***Amuse Bouche: Yum! Enjoy several of my favorite hor d'ourves from this past year.

***The Art Game: One of my favorite new activies! We make art together! Be amazed at how creative you are. It's fun!

***Mix and Mingle: You don't have to know anyone. Come yourself and/or bring friends. Meet new people. We help make introductions.

*** Art Lovers Showcase: enjoy art from 9+ local emerging and established artists!

What to Wear: Casual Looks to Cocktail Attire, there is no wrong answer!

Where: Pop Up Art Gallery, 920 Baltimore Ave (64105)

Saturday, January 29th

What Time: 6pm to 11pm (arrive anytime) Most guests arrive before 7:30pm.

How much: (everyone receives extra raffle ticket for original art, jewelry or art related items. Every prize is valued equal or greater than cost of ticket)

Single Ticket: $15 (Prepay) $20 (Door)

Two Tickets: $30 (Prepay) $40 (Door)

Prepay Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-singles-social-wine-tasting-art-games-meeting-new-people-tickets-254912880287

What to Bring: You don't have to bring anything, and we will have plenty to share. You are welcome to bring a bottle(s)/box of wine for yourself and/or to share with others.

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Writer's Roundtable: Goals, UnBlocking and Interactive Writing

Pop Up Art Gallery

Writers’ Roundtable are gatherings designed to bring together local writers, authors, poets, and creatives, to discuss ideas and ongoing projects, break writers block and fun prompt writing exercises.

Where: KC Art Club,
920 Baltimore Ave (64105)
(located in a gallery, across the street from the Downtown Library)
Free street parking around the block, after 6pm. Parking garage next to the building, too)

What time: 6pm to 930PM (guests begin arriving at 6pm)

What to bring:

Anything you are working on, whether outline, idea or full manuscript.
Poetry and short stories very welcome too.

Consider bringing a laptop or tablet
paper and/or pencil
(we will have materials for you to use too).

Don't be shy! It's time to do something different. Receive feedback and encouragement. Meet new people. Collaborations are encouraged.

What do we do:

6pm to 7pm Guests begin to arrive. Mix & Mingle with Art from 12+ local artists, in a gallery setting. We help make introductions. Thank you for being present!

715pm to 735pm Roundtable Perpective. Guests continue to arrive, and we begin with a roundtable perspective discussion. We learn about other guests perspectives and experiences. They may even similar to yours!

735pm to 8pm Roundtable Reading. Guests discuss current works, with readings, and suggestions. Share any works and Give/Receive feedback.

8pm to 9pm Writing Prompts! Guests are given statements or questions, to be written about, with time limit. We share with one another! Repeat! So much fun!

BYOB: Guests are welcome to bring your favorite wine, beer, or spirits for yourself and to share with others. We will have water and more to share, too..

Cost: Suggested contribution $5 or $10, whatever you can do.

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