In order for you to better understand what we are all about, we are providing you with this information sheet. This is yours to keep, and there is nothing to fill out here. However, you will notice two other sheets being passed around at the beginning of the meeting: the "Guest Sign-in Form" and the "Attendance Sheet."
Guest Sign-Up Sheet: You will need to fill this out so that we know you by name. As a guest, you are entitled to visit two times. After this, if you choose to become a member of W.O.H., membership dues are $20.00 a year. PLEASE PRINT YOUR INFORMATION LEGIBLY.
WHEN YOU ARE CALLED UPON TO READ, PLEASE HAVE COPIES FOR EVERYONE – 10-12 COPIES SHOULD SUFFICE. PLEASE PLACE YOUR NAME ON YOUR WORK. IF YOU WISH TO SHARE YOUR WORK, RATHER THAN HAVING IT CRITIQUED, PLEASE SPECIFY BEFORE YOU READ.
6:00 - 8:15 P.M.
MEETING STARTS PROMPTLY AT 6:00 P.M. Please try to be on time so as not to interrupt the meeting. If your schedule does not allow it, it is understandable, but please join us quietly.
After any organization business (which will be conducted via e-mail when possible) there will be a round-table discussion on literary, writing and/or publishing topics as time allows. The secretary will keep track of the meeting minutes, and will submit them to the president to be posted on our blog.
The remaining time will be for reading and critiquing our material. Don’t be afraid to read your material; we have all been in the first-time reading seat, and we are all very aware of how intimidating it can be. Remember, we are all fellow writers.
We urge you to concentrate on the creative process, point out weak points, praise good points. Grammar and spelling can be marked on the copy and handed to the writer later. Constructive criticism is helpful and appreciated.
We cannot tolerate the public reading of material that is sexually explicit, racially offensive, or that targets a specific ethnic or religious group for degradation. If your work contains material of a sexually explicit nature, you may submit it to members who are willing to critique it in a personal and private reading.
A LITTLE HISTORY:
Members: $20.00 per yr. (proceeds go toward any speakers, or banquets we have)
Meeting Dates: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Meeting Place: E-mail for information firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 6:00 – 8:15 pm
Contact person(s): Sharon Palmeri
Thank you for reading this.
Now sit back and enjoy the meeting!