By Loni Cameron
Raffles, food, games and good company!
The evening of Friday December 8th was the WCYR Holiday Potluck & Open Mic Social. The evening started with some socializing, saying hello to those you knew, meeting others you didn’t, and maybe grabbing a glass of wine. After having some dinner (I was privileged to enjoy some tasty creations), it was time for a few words. We started with our MC, Special Event Coordinator and Web Master Douglas Owen, as well as some kind words from Board Director MJ Moores, who promised us games and prizes.
Throughout the night, we were given the opportunity to hear readings from our members, ranging from rough works-in-progress, to completed pieces. Interspersed with the readings was a game led by MJ, who tested our knowledge throughout the evening.
Do you know famous lines from Hamlet or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?
I may not know the famous lines she chose from either of those works, but I did know the most famous one from The Princess Bride! The raffles and game prizes added a welcome excitement to the evening. After all, we can’t have too many novels or notebooks.
Eventually, the evening had to come to an end with a few words from both Doug and MJ. It was our last gathering of 2017 and I look forward to seeing everyone again throughout the new year.
January’s seminar will be held on Sunday, January 14th: Poetry Workshop with Janette Platana
NOTE: Poetic forms and the manipulation of word choice isn’t just for “poets” – all writers and genres are welcome.
January’s member-only workshop will be on Thursday, January 25th: Revise Like a Pro with Kim McDougall.