Well, after a long absence, I have recommitted to attendance and participation, and boy is it good to be back! We met last Thursday at my house, it was great to see so many old friends.
We discussed Rebecca’s chapters, and requested larger chunks of text to read for continuity and will continue to workshop it the meeting after next, August 18. We also discussed Debbie’s short story, which was an amazing revision of a piece called “Cheetah” that she had shared before.
We took some time for refreshments and to thank Jessy for his irreplaceable contributions to the group as a mentor and as a writer. We all felt our hearts break a little to say goodbye. I hope to see him again soon, and wish him all the best in New York!
We also bid farewell to Debbie, it was such a fantastic piece to remember her by, I hope she keeps writing, she is truly blessed with the gift of the muse!
I am looking forward to meeting our new mentor, Austen Diamond, he has some pretty big shoes to fill, but I’m sure we will all greet him with an enthusiastic welcome. Right?
Our next meeting is scheduled at The King’s English on Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm. We will be joined by Austen, as well as Stacy Blalock from the CWC to check in, introduce herself and to do some minor paperwork housekeeping.
Chris Chambers offered to bring a piece to share, Chris S. will be bringing his “zine” productions, and I’m going to shine up a couple of poems I would love to get some feeback on.
I look forward to seeing you all there, if you haven’t attended for a while, please just jump back in, it’s not that hard, believe me, you’ll be glad you did!
Keep writing, I love all of your voices!