Past Meetup

June Meetup in Kingston

This Meetup is past

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Dara Lurie ( - Business Breakthrough Storytelling: why entrepreneurs should be writing & publishing and how to get started even if writing feels hard.

This talk is for any entrepreneur or small business owner who has ever asked one (or more) of the following questions: who am I to be an expert? Who cares about what I have to say? Where do do I start? How long will it take? Will it be worth it? And - How will it change my life?

Dara is an author, book-coach and workshop facilitator with the TMI Project. Dara’s first book, Great Space of Desire; Writing for Personal Evolution, is a memoir and creative guide for writers wishing to tell their own stories. As a book-coach and workshop facilitator, Dara is deeply committed to creating transformational writing and learning experiences for individuals of different ages, cultures and cognitive backgrounds.


The River ( will be the first Hudson Valley news outlet to consistently offer in-depth coverage from a regional perspective on issues of national importance, investigating underreported topics and connecting the region to the world.

The River is a project of Luminary Media(, publishers of Chronogram. It will build on our regional knowhow to mobilize and curate independent journalism focused on crafting stories that empower conversation, foster debate, and impact change in the Hudson Valley. The River will be presented by Brian Mahoney and Kirk Ritchey.

The River runs on Civil.

---- is a self-governing marketplace that powers a free and sustainable press, while taking advertisers and other third parties out of the equation. Its platform supports independently run newsrooms focused on producing local, investigative and policy journalism.

Civil’s blockchain-based model enables a more direct, transparent connection between Citizens and Newsmakers and strengthens protections for journalists against censorship and intellectual property disputes.

The software enables:

The publishing or transmission of journalism and the permanent, unerasable archiving of work to the blockchain.
Journalists to find outlets for their work to reach the concerned public.
Journalists to find financial support from the public.
The public to find, fund, commission, consume or contribute to journalism.
The proliferation of complementary, interoperable software purpose-built for journalists and people who seek to support and engage with them.

To learn more, visit

Civil will be presented by Daniel Sieberg, co-founder of Civil



We'll be pouring Keegan Ales ( courtesy of Moonfarmer! ( Bread Alone ( is providing our food. We're proud to serve only locally made food and beverages!

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