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Memoirs

  • Mar 30, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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We will meet in the upstairs room of Portland Brew. Bring your memoir and we will read first. 5-7 pages, double spaced and copies for each reserved person is suggested. We will also discuss the current topics on options for Publishing and hopefully have some authors on hand who have used the self-publishing route.

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  • Rebecca B.

    I'm going to miss this meeting. It's a great group and I love attending. See you next time. I hope your ear is better, Susan.

    March 26, 2014

  • Ginger Killian E.

    Get well soon!! :)

    March 23, 2014

  • Susan B.

    I am battling an inner ear infection that has finally kicked my butt. I am going to reschedule this meeting for next week and I know this will cause some to have to miss the memoir group and I apologize for the inconvenience. I cannot drive with this and until the medicine kicks in I cannot even see straight. So, my sincere apologies, but I have to go lay down. We will meet next week, same time. I will update the website.

    March 23, 2014

    • cj

      I thought I lost my mind completely. I'm here and couldn't find anyone. The app removed the Meetup I saw last night. I'm just now seeing this. Feel better.

      March 23, 2014

    • Ginger Killian E.

      Susan, I surmise that when 2 p.m. arrived you realized that yes, it would not be wise to drive solo to Portand Brew because your well-intended 'get up and go' would have to contend with your tenacious vertigo! It's most difficult to mingle when a health malady jingles a ringing crescendo that permits one to hear the unbalanced inside of one's own inner ear! So, in the end- it was probably clear that the right thing indeed, was to stay home and rest and to keep your medicine close by and near.

      March 23, 2014

  • Susan B.

    I am excited to see so many people listed as attending the memoir group on Sunday. Please note that if you cannot make it for the meeting it would be courteous to update your rsvp as soon as possible. That way members will not make copies at their expense that will not be used. See you all on Sunday! It is my hope to get there a little early to arrange for seating so that we will not have anyone standing or sitting on the floor. Another reason to let me know as soon as possible if you do not plan to attend. Also, they make great non-alcoholic drinks here (cream sodas, etc) so let them know you appreciate their allowing us to meet here for free and purchase something. :)

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • Ginger Killian E.

      Hi Susan- Thanks so much for the informational response; I have RSVP'd and I am thrilled to finally meet members of the group! While living in Asheville, NC in the early 90s I worked with the NC Writer's Workshop and found that being around other creative writers or poets had a positive impact on my efforts toward writing, so Susan, I must admit that I am enthusiastic over your excitement about the planned turn out of members! Cheers!

      March 21, 2014

  • Susan B.

    Everyone - please remember this is a group for MEMOIR only. We are not doing personal essay, fiction, non-fiction or anything other than MEMOIR. If you have something to read for critiquing then please remember to bring 5-10 pages of double spaced pages. I reserve the right to refuse to allow someone to read if these directions are not followed. If you are not interested in MEMOIR, or are not bringing something for assistance in making your work better, then please find another group to attend. Also, we are not the group for you if you are advertising something. We are serious about what we do, please respect our time and this group's members.

    March 21, 2014

  • Melanie V.

    Hi folks! Just an FYI...the storytelling show "That Time of the Month" is currently looking for story submissions on the topic of "Anniversaries" for our 2 Year Anniversary show on 4/13. Email your [masked] words) personal essay to: [masked]

    More info: that-time-of-the-month.com thank you!!!!

    March 17, 2014

    • Susan B.

      Are you planning to attend our meeting Melanie or just advertising something?

      March 21, 2014

  • Susan B.

    Hello Ginger. Glad you can make the meeting. We read only 5-10 pages double spaced of a manuscript that is not published yet and in need of critiquing. If that is what you have you may bring copies (enough for everyone to be able to write on). Reminder to all those attending - Please notify as soon as you can if you intend to cancel. Please remember that people make copies, at their own expense, for everyone who has registered so the sooner you remove yourself if you cannot attend, the better it is. I look forward to seeing everyone there on Sunday!

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Ginger Killian E.

    HELLO! I am finally delighted to be in a position which finally allows me the mobility to attend a Meet Up! (phew- this has been a long time coming) I have a completed memoir which I would like to ask permission to bring to the group on the 23rd. I am not familiar with the process regarding "reading from the work of each 'reserved' person) For I fear I am never reserved but rather outgoing and sociable. (My attempt at making a punny play on the word "RESERVED") But seriously, how do I reserve a place to be among the reserved to be read? Either way, I would like to come Sunday if this is still opened.

    March 21, 2014

  • Steve T.

    After some time without a reliable vehicle, I expect to be roadworthy again by this date, and mingling among you folks in search of a great editor.

    February 24, 2014

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