Here’s an article that appeared in Arl Now today about the future of our current meeting venue, the Artisphere. Briefly, the space is likely to close Mondays and Tuesdays and open later in the day. So far, that doesn’t sound like it will cause any problems for us. I really hope they are able to stay open for the long term. It’s sad that their restaurant is closed, but hopefully they’ll find someone who can open a more inspiring restaurant there in the future. I’d love to see the venue used by one of DC’s successful food trucks, for instance. How cool would that be? 🙂
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Hi monkeys! We’re having our first post-NaNoWriMo MoWity meeting this Weds! Also, we’ll continue to meet Wednesdays at Artisphere for as long as it’s a good date and location for everybody. See you Wednesday! 🙂
HEY: We’re UPSTAIRS at Artisphere instead of downstairs this time. Just go up the escalator into the “Town Hall” where the bar is, then go up the stairs to find us.
So that no one has to miss out due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our Monkeys with Typewriters meeting will be on Monday, November 21 next week! We’ll meet from 7PM-10PM at the Artisphere as usual.
Our Wednesday night meeting is going well and it’s nice and quiet here at the Artisphere. I even got a chance to ride the chicken! Here is proof:
Edit to add: Stephanie also had a victorious ride on the mechanical poultry!
The breaking news is that our venue, The Soundry, is closed and may never reopen. (See the Soundry’s Facebook wall for the latest information we have.) What are a million monkeys with typewriters to do? Needless to say, the location of our next meeting is TBD.
Please comment here to discuss. Thanks!
UPDATE (10/21/2011, 1PM): Sadly, we still have no official word when or if The Soundry will reopen. If it is not open on Monday, the current plan is to have MoWiTy at 7PM as usual at the Town Hall at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA. We’ll post a confirmation of our location on Monday.
UPDATE (10/24/2011, 2PM): We’re on for meeting at 7PM in the Town Hall in the Artisphere in Rosslyn. Directions are available on their website. We’ll try to be in the upper level, and will be the group with a bunch of tables pushed together, typing furiously (we hope). See you tonight!
Since a lot of our regulars can’t make it tonight, there will be no official MoWiTy meeting at the Soundry later. But if you’re in a writing mood, go write at the Soundry (or wherever you are) anyway! See you next week 🙂
Screenwriting suggestions! I wanted to write these down.
Here’s a book that was suggested by Patrick at our meeting tonight for screenwriters: The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver: How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems by Syd Field. Also, some software he mentioned for screenwriting: Celtx.
And here’s a link to Patrick’s podcast novel project: The Horde.
Hi guys! We’re recommencing our MoWiTy meetings now that summer vacation is over. We’re here at The Soundry tonight! I’ll send around a reminder email before our next meeting as well. There are also several great writing events coming up, so I’m going to see about setting up a calendar for MoWiTy meetings and DC area writing events too!
Hi guys! I’ve been chatting with people about our meeting tonight and everyone I’ve talked to is on vacation or traveling. You lucky bastards. Also, there are going to be several people on vacation next week and the following week. Do we need a summer break?
Tonight’s meeting is cancelled unless I hear from a few people who can make it. I’m wondering if June and July are both going to be bad months in general, so let’s play it by ear. Please do let me know if you want to keep up the meeting schedule, otherwise we may take a summer vacation and resume our regular meetings in August or something.
Again, even if we don’t have a formal meeting, please keep on writing and feel free to keep blogging here with updates on your latest work, writing tips, and whatevers. Catch you monkeys later!