Our first 2009 reading has been planned for Sunday, March 15 @ 5 pm (sharp) at the Paper Microphone, a cafe built to serve the purposes of events like these.
However, in the future we're planning other events like Poetry and Prose Workshops (including a possible series of summer workshops aimed at grades 8-10 and possibly beyond; it's all under discussion). Aside from the workshops, we're bringing you a book club in the future which will naturally be open to members outside of the Lounge. The entire point of these events is to bring together like minded people and offer them activities that are hitherto relatively unknown in this country of ours.
If you're interested in any of the above, soon we'll have an event registration/reminder so people can register for an event and we'll be notified and can make the necessary arrangements. This will be in place before the flyers and other promotional material is handed out.
The workshops will be limited to 15 people/session, since that's a manageable group of people and still maintains a comfortable rapport between the attendees.
Needless to say, we're extremely excited about the above ventures. We'll create FB events for the readings and book club.
It's important to note the difference between our readings (where writers who present their work receive light feedback only) and a workshop (which will involve heavy critiquing and writing in a close knit, but nonetheless intense environment). The book club will involve reading books together and discussing the impact, etc. Again, details are being ironed out. This space will be updated accordingly.
But meanwhile, we're moving forward!