Meetings

When are chapter meetings? Chapter meetings are always the second Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

What does a chapter meeting look like? We start with some mingling between 6:30 and 7:00. The official meeting starts promptly at 7:00 with chapter business (we call it “Monkey Business”) where you’ll hear any announcements of upcoming happenings and vote for new things leadership has cooked up. Next is a presentation on an aspect of the writing craft. The last hour we break into critique groups. To participate in critique, bring six copies of up to 5 pages (double-spaced or 1500 words). In 2019, critique will be expanded to include submissions ahead of time for up to 5000 words with a monthly submission deadline the 4th Wednesday of each month. We also have assigned moderators for critique groups so critique is constructive and a good experience for everyone.

Thanks to our sponsor the South Jordan Arts Council, our chapter meetings are held at the South Jordan Community Center – 10778 S Redwood Rd.

Details on scheduled presentations for upcoming meetings are below. We hope you join us!

Are there other meetings? We also host a monthly Write-In the fourth Wednesday of the month at High Point Coffee in West Jordan.

What is a Write-In? This is an optional meeting held in a location with coffee/caffeine/food available. Picture a bunch of writers hard at work at their keyboard/writing implement of choice. Not a lot of talking (okay, sometimes there’s a lot of talking), and a whole lot of writing. As a group we do sprints to help motivate and encourage optimal increases in word counts. If you’ve never experienced the magic of a 30-minute sprint, you should. Prizes awarded each month to those who write the most words during a sprint.


Chapter Meeting – February 27 – SoJo Community Ctr

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Platinum Boomerang, by Michael Darling. The platinum boomerang is an invaluable, hardcore writing tool that gives readers what they yearn for: a relatable, satisfying story that feels complete and “right”.

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Meeting – March 13 – SoJo Community Ctr

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Two presentations to choose from this month!

Scrivener Q&A with Alex Harrow. (Bring your questions and your laptops!)

Reading Your Work with Johnny Worthen.

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – March 27 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!


Chapter Meeting – April 10 – SoJo Community Ctr

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Cutting the first 10% – Self-Editing Highlights, with Jana Brown.

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – April 24 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at May chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – May 8 – SoJo Community Ctr

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Character Voice, with Lyn Worthen

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – May 22 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at June chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – June 12 – TBA

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Writing SciFi, with Bryan Young.

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – June 26 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at July chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – July 10 – TBA

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Two presentations to choose from this month!

Writer’s Blog, with Craig Kingsman.

Filling Your Creative Well, with Laurie Schoenfeld

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – July 24 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at August chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – August 14 – SoJo Community Center

6:30 – 10:00 PM

TBA

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – August 28 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at September chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – September 11 – SoJo Community Center

6:30 – 10:00 PM

TBA

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – September 25 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at October chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – October 9 – SoJo Community Center

6:30 – 10:00 PM

TBA

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – October 23 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!

*Midnight deadline for submitting for deep critique at November chapter meeting


Chapter Meeting – November 13 – SoJo Community Center

6:30 – 10:00 PM

TBA

Last hour is critique – bring 5 copies of up to 1500 words.


Chapter Write-In – November 27 – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!


Chapter Meeting – December 11 – SoJo Community Center

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Annual holiday potluck and book exchange.

*No critique*


Chapter Write-In – December ?? – High Point Coffee (West Jordan)

7:00pm – closing

Sprinting and friendly competition, caffeinated drinks, yummy food, and writing buddies. We have the private room reserved!


 

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