Our next meeting will be Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 6 at Checker’s Diner.
We have been successful with our weekend workshops (Saturday afternoons), so we are adding a Thursday evening workshop also. These will begin on May 16, from 7 to 9.
You may bring flash fiction (500 to 1000 words), a memoir/personal essay, other non-fiction, poetry, or a chapter of a novel.
We will critique up to 10 pages for you at each session. Eleven or twelve won’t make us toss you out.
You do not have to bring something to present for a critique. You may just come to make suggestions regarding the work of others.
Our group is blessed with writers who want to help other writers, even when they don’t get a critique in return. Thank you.
If you wish to be critiqued, bring 8 to 10 copies of your work, double-spaced.
You can come to the Thursday evening session or the Saturday afternoon session or both, if you wish.
We will have only drinks in the back room, no food.
Schedule for Thursdays:
Come at 6:00 to eat or at 7:00 for just the workshop.
Buy a drink or ask for water before you go to the back. They will refill our drinks at 8:00.
We have to leave by 9:00 since that is their closing time.
Schedule for Saturdays:
Some people like to come at 2:00 and have a late lunch or a dessert.
Buy a drink or ask for water before you go to the back.
At 3:00 we will take our drinks to the back room. They will refill our drinks at 4:30.
Some people like to stay and have dinner when we quit between 6:00 and 6:30.
Checker’s Diner allows us to meet there at no cost. The address is 13835 Nacogdoches Road. It’s about halfway between 1604 and Thousand Oaks and about halfway between I-35 and 281.
Perrin-Beitel turns into Nacogdoches Road when it crosses Thousand Oaks and goes north.
If you drive north from 410, you can take either Perrin-Beitel or Nacogdoches Road since they merge.
They have wonderful desserts: cheesecake made on premises: pies, cakes, and ice cream, even rice pudding sometimes.
Whenever my sister comes to town, she insists on going there for a cheeseburger every day. It’s as close to homemade as you can find in a restaurant.
Their chicken fried steak is breaded on site with a beer batter, not frozen, and they make their own gravy. I think they even shell their own black-eyed peas.
Their gazpacho is the best I’ve ever had, but it is seasonal. The cornbread tastes just like my mother’s.
They do not have dedicated fryers, but they will show you their recipes if you are gluten-free or have other dietary requirements.
Their menu is online, but be sure to Google “Original Checker’s” to find the right one.
Once we see how many people show up and what genre each person writes, we will arrange the tables the way we want. I am hoping that eventually we will have separate tables for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Time will tell.
If you plan to attend a meeting, please give the following information in the comment section below: your first name and your genre. If you have a website, you can add that also.
I look forward to meeting you.
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Check the San Antonio Writers Guild website for the schedule for the Wednesday sessions. Those meetings move from place to place. The info is on the first page of their website.
Note: In October, Donald Maass will appear at the Houston RWA. I will check to see if non-members can attend and will post the information later.