James Quigley

James Quigley

James Quigley is a writer, editor, and educator whose work has received Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets nominations. James was born and raised in New York, where he lives and works as a freelance writer. See more of his writing here.

How to Resume Your Social Life after a Year on Pause

Getting back out there is exciting, but it’s understandable to feel a bit nervous. Here’s how you can make the transition easier.

How to Create a Communication Plan for Your Meetup Group

To maximize community engagement, pair events with a personalized communication plan that makes members feel at home.

Looking Back at a Year of Meetup Live

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Meetup Live, we highlight a few of our favorite discussions with amazing featured hosts.

How to Diversify Your Life and Why It Truly Matters

Diversity is fundamental to our community, and our strongest ally against hate. Here are some ways to lead a more diverse life.

Celebrate This Year’s Oscars With Friends

Nominations have finally been released. It’s time to catch up on the year’s best films and plan your Oscars watch party!

Get Creative: Artistic Hobbies Do More Than Pass the Time

Reduce stress, improve your mood, and connect with others by pursuing your new artistic hobby through Meetup.

2 Million Online Events Show Community is at Your Fingertips

After 2 million online events (and counting!), virtual connection will get easier than ever with Meetup’s newest search features.

Community Matters: Looking Back at a Year of Connection

The Community Matters blog is turning one year old! To celebrate, we want to spotlight the year’s most powerful moments and best hits.