I'll lead a writing exercise. I have one I'm particularly fond of that I think would be both constructive and entertaining for the group.Margo wrote:I also like the idea of doing writing stuff in the morning and maybe for awhile after lunch. Maybe we could have volunteers share their favorite writing exercise for about 30 minutes? Maybe two people/exercises per morning? We might need to figure in the cost of a small conference room. Anyone like the writing exercise idea? Anyone want to volunteer to lead one? I'm willing.
Even though I won't be participating in the crits, I recommend trying to circulate the samples at least a day before the session, for more thoughtful comments. I also suggest crit rules being passed out beforehand.
I think circulating the crits beforehand would be an excellent idea. If there are a lot of people interested in submitting, we might even want to do an email chain a week before, just to make sure all of the samples get proper attention. Rules would be wonderful, also.