Our first attempt at a theme-based meeting was qualitatively quite good but quantitatively poor – out of 6 people who signed up, only 3 showed: Jim, Kazue, Leena.
We were able to spend as much time as needed on each poem and still ended at 12:15 so we talked about publishing, poetry magazines and other general poetry stuff… as a result, I’ll post poetry related urls to the twitter poetswanted account.
For future events, we decided that I’ll post an optional theme so that people don’t feel pressured to create a brand new poem on a specific topic and can workshop existing pieces instead. Next month’s theme: happiness.
Also, my friend Kazue has agreed to be an Assistant Organizer so prepare to see more varieties of events!