Here is the somewhat overdue update on the fabulous Word Pirates writing group. Thanks to the potential new members who came to check out the group. We hope to see you again. If you have any questions, please feel free ask.
1. As mentioned before, the regularly scheduled July 5 meeting is canceled. Instead, we will be meeting on July 12. Steve has generously offered to hold this meeting at his house as a cookout. Directions to his house and a sign-up list of things to bring to follow. We agreed to start the meeting at 6:30 since eating is involved. (But if you can’t make it until 7, we understand and will make sure you still get to eat some, too) Please tell us if you plan to attend this meeting so we can plan accordingly.
2. There will be no second meeting in July. However! The rest of July will not be devoid of Word Piratey goodness. We have planned the August 2 meeting as a critique meeting. We decided the piece to be critiqued shall be an essay (on any topic). Feel free to work on one from one of the prompts, one from a contest you may have found, or one of your own design that you’ve been itching to get feedback on. Please send your essay to the Word Pirates by July 23, no matter what state it is in. Feel free to ask us all questions to get our thoughts on your essay before the critique meeting. We will send another e-mail closer to the due date with an e-mail list and thoughts about what we have found makes for a good critique session.
3. Last meeting, we met new potential members Ross, Jennifer and Diane. After a round of introductions, we read some pieces from previous meetings and dove into the new prompt. For those of you who weren’t there, the prompt was to write a travel piece — fiction or non-fiction, about a real or imagined place. The room was split about 50/50 between real travel experiences and fictional ones. Next meeting we will bring these to read. Feel free to bring along something else to read if you weren’t there for the prompt.
See you soon!