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Re: [scifiwriting-1] Member Limits at Quills. Suggestions.

From: Ashley S.
Sent on: Sunday, September 15, 2013 1:09 PM
Another suggestion that was made was to put a time limit on how much reading and critique time a writer gets, which would allow more people to read. The time limit would also mean that people would be more selective about what scene they chose, like writing that needs work, etc. I believe she formulated it as five minutes of reading and then 10 minutes of critique, but we could always adjust that formula. 

I think it would also be a good idea for people who sign up for the MeetUp to commit that they have writing they want to read, or if they're coming to listen/check out the group. That would give us a better idea of expectations.

As much as I love Quills, if there is another location available, I'm hoping we could consider it. I'm wracking my brain to think of a place that has enough space, privacy, etc.


On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 7:49 PM, eharac <[address removed]> wrote:

As you might know, the fire marshal has informed us that we can only have 14 people in the meeting room at a time.  Since we have been running well over 14 for the last few months, this causes a problem.

#1 -  Our group is getting BIG.  Yeah!

#2 - Not everyone that wants to read is getting the opportunity.  Not yeah!

#3 We all want to participate.  Yeah!

So here is an idea I wanted to bounce off you all.  What would you say to there being 2 meetings a month?  One on the first Wednesday as we have now and the second on say the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  You could go to either or both, but only the first 14 people to sign up with an RSVP could attend.  We would need to check with Quills to see if we could have that date, it would need to be paid for as usual, and we would need someone to run the meeting each month on the second session.  Lizard runs the first meeting of the month.


We could also look into yet another place where we could all fit, but it would not solve the problem of everyone having time to read.


Suggestions???  Thoughts???  Protest posters?


Elizabeth Harac

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