Another Successful Meeting!

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Over the weekend–on Saturday evening, we had another meeting of the Grounds for Thought Literary Group at the Taylor Roasted CoffeeHouse in Northampton, PA.  Once again, this was a very successful event.  It was one of the more well attended sessions, with around 16 people.  We have had as few as 5 and as many as the mid-20s.

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As always, it was intended not to be a critique group, but a place where anyone can share parts of his/her writing or read from someone they enjoy.  It is intended to be a celebration of writing and reading and a place of welcome for those who are working on their writing.

I read the new prologue for my young adult novel, and the general consensus was that it was successful in pulling readers into the plot.  Thank you to all who did for sharing your commentary with me!

Several read from their works in progress, including novels and poetry.  One man read excerpts from The Illiad.  It was quite an eclectic range of work, and I enjoyed all of it.  Whenever there are groups of people gathered for exploring reading, there is magic in the air.

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Thank you to Jackie and John for providing space and serving wonderful tea and coffee–the best in the Lehigh Valley!

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8 thoughts on “Another Successful Meeting!

  1. I agree, the meeting was a success. However, Professor French, you do yourself an injustice; this meeting was full of energy from your moderating skills! The excitement was there as you made it happen! I, of course, am grateful for your kind words and positive assessment of the new direction I took my work in progress…through your admonition to either have it as a novel, or a non ficiton, with no in between! I added dialogue, and voila! my characters have come more to life. Aside from your comments, the general read of the audience has convinced me to plow through at full speed, which I am sure is your intent on hosting this group to begin with.

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