Thanks to all who came to the November session of Stranger Than Fiction. I was sorry to miss it – my first no-show since we started all this back in the summer of 2010 – but I hear from Murray that the discussion of his proposal was really useful.
As flagged up earlier, the December session is traditionally a purely social bash. This year it’s on Thursday 20th December at a member’s flat – drinks, nibbles, non-fictive humour. Since there’s no Edinburgh Literary Salon in December, this may be your last chance for a literary fix this side of 2013. If you’ve ever come along to a Stranger Than Fiction meeting, even just one, you and your partner are very welcome from 7pm. Do please RSVP so that we can get an idea of numbers (and tell you were to come!).
Normal Stranger Than Fiction service will be resumed with the January session, Thursday 24th January 2013 at 7pm in the Jolly Judge pub off the Lawnmarket. All non-fiction writers at any stage in their non-fiction writing careers, who are serious about their non-fiction writing, are welcome. Especially if you haven’t been before, why not start the year right and join us for informal mutual support and encouragement.
Discussion of work
One of the ways we support each other is by positive discussion of work in progress. Once you’ve been to a Stranger Than Fiction session and know how it works, you are very welcome to submit a piece for us to talk about at a meeting. Let me know if you would like to, and when you’d like to put it up for discussion. We try to circulate things a week ahead of any meeting to give people time to read them.
We very occasionally have someone along to talk about a specific aspect of publishing or writing. If anyone has any suggestions for such a speaker, speak up! There’s no money in it but we do buy drinks.
Th-th-that’s all, folks. Hope to see you on 20th December (RSVP), or at the Judge 24th January (show up). Have a very Happy Christmas, and a finger-blisteringly productive non-fictional New Year.