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"Project Writers Unite"

Project Writers Unite is a year-round group. We meet once a month to allow all our writers time in between meetings to write. Our meeting date is the third Monday of every month and we generally start at or around 7pm and end at or around 9pm. We meet in the home of James Brown Jr., located at 2676 76th Avenue, in Oakland. (Directions are here)

Here is the format of a typical meeting.
Item Description Time Limit
Welcome – Introductions Our meeting facilitator (usually our president) welcomes everyone to the meeting/group and then we go around and introduce ourselves to each other. 2 1/2 - 5 minutes
Check In On Your Project – Or – Share Current Project/Ideas For Future Projects After introductions, everyone checks in and tells a little bit about themselves, what they are currently working on, and how things are going with them and their writing. 10 - 15 minutes
Recap of Last Month’s Meeting/New In PWU Our facilitator, goes over any pertinent bits of information from the last meeting. 2 1/2 - 5 minutes
The Three Stage Method (Open Mic) This is where members and visitors can read whatever work they have brought to share with the group and get some gret positive feedback. 60 minutes
Break Time to stretch legs, grab a snack, and go potty. 10 minutes
Writing Exercise Our facilitator leads the group in one or more writing exercise to help stimulate the mind. This time can also be used for sharing tips on how to better your writing. 15 - 25 minutes
Share Writings After our exercises, we go around and read what we have wrote. 15 - 20 minutes
Help Beyond The Meeting Our facilitator will give the group a name of a resource that might be of some help to one of our writers. This can be a book, event, article, game, etc... 2 1/2 minutes
Announcements/Schedule Next Meeting/Questions Our facilitator gives the group any last minute announcements, shedules our next meeting, and takes any final questions that the group might have. 2 1/2 minutes
Adjourn Our facilitator closes the meeting, cleans up the space, goes home.  

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