The Penland Cabin

The Penland Cabin
Summer, 2005

Thursday, December 5, 2013

No First Friday in December

With regrets I must announce no First Friday this month.  Spread the word!  See you January.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Friday will meet Nov. 1

Hurray, FF will convene at 6:30 on Friday Nov. 1 in Woolson House on the campus of lovely Rollins College.  Maybe you drop by?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

First Friday on second Friday? Yesssss.

See you 6:30 this coming Friday, Oct. 11.  Woolson House on the campus of lovely Rollins College.  Where else??

Friday, October 4, 2013

No First Friday Tonight (Oct. 4)

With regrets, especially for cancelling so very late, I have to announce no First Friday this evening, Oct. 4.  I will set it up for next Friday, the second Friday of October.  Again apologies for the late notice.  Spread the word.  Philip

Thursday, September 5, 2013

First Friday is a go for Sept. 6

Greetings all.

Please plan to join us First Friday on the first Friday of September.  6:30, same bat cave. See you then.  I keep meaning to tell you all how much I appreciate you.  You keep writing in your life.  You read smartly.  You've been attending this group, many of you, for a decade or more.  The work being shared at First Friday has never been better than it is now.  Okay, we miss Calypso but she'll come back some day, I'm sure of it. We're sorry Mark got hurt in a bike wreck.  He'll be back full speed very soon, we're sure.  Tom's gonna join us with new work.  A big toast your way, FF.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

First Friday, Same Time, Same Place, Aug. 9 ---- Yes!

Greetings all, and please spread the word.  We will meet for First Friday tomorrow, August 9, in Woolson House at 6:30 rain or shine.  You have the choice, if you want to share you work, to bring copies for about 15, or fewer and we can share, or if you don't have copies, we'll just listen and comment.  Remember however that your allotted block of time under normal circumstances (if there are more than 15 or so in the room)  is ten minutes, and if you read ten minutes, there won't be time to discuss the work in the group.  Sometimes that's okay -- you may not want discussion, may just want to hear your piece read aloud so you can get some perspective.  Sometimes we go beyond ten minutes (when attendance is down and we have the luxury of time per person).  First Friday is getting very good now -- you might have noticed, and so we will have to have a discussion one of these nights about publication, about self-publication, and about marketing the work which you'll have to do in either case.  It's always good to think about it from the other end, too.  If you want peeps to buy your book, you should be buy the books of others, too.  Every book by a friend we read improves our own writing.  See you tomorrow night.  -- Phil

Thursday, July 4, 2013

No First Friday on July 5

There will be no First Friday on July 5.  Sorry to advise you late.  I did tell the group this last meeting.  We are headed to Ireland.  We may meet the Second Friday of August, but certainly not the first Friday of August, for those who are planning ahead.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

First Friday This Month Will Once Again be on the SECOND Friday, June 14, Same Time, Same Place

Due to the workshop I'm involved in at Florida Tech, beginning Wed., June 5, ending on Sunday June 9, First Friday is postponed by .  See you June 14, Woolson House on the Rollins Campus, at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

First Friday will be the second Friday of May (May 10)

First Friday this month will meet on the second Friday, May 10, starting at 6:30 in wonderful Woolson House on the campus of Rollins College.  Spread the word!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Friday will meet April 5, same time, same bat cave

Greetings all.  First Friday will meet this coming Friday in Woolson House.  We start at 6:30 and work ourselves to exhaustion.  Just kidding.  We start at 6:30 and have been known to go until 11, but usually it's a little after 10 when we break.  Of course, you can come and go whenever you want, though if you bring something to share with us it's polite to hang around a while and participate in discussions with some other people's work.  Safe to say attendance averages 12 to 15 people, though we have a total membership (I use the word loosely) of upwards of 40.  It is optional, but do consider bringing copies (15 is a safe number) because some people need to see the words on the page (writers, you know) while others prefer to hear the music of the words spoken by the author.  Anyway, see you soon.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

No First Friday in March

With regrets, I announce there will be no First Friday in March.  See you the first Friday of April.  Maybe Spring will have sprung by then.  Keep writing!  Philip

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

First Friday is happening Feb. 1

This is to send out the word, First Friday will happen February First at Woolson House, 6:30 - 10:00 (roughly).  Bring twelve or copies of the stuff you wish to share, or it's okay if you don't and just want to read something to us.  It's local writers from all over the city, prose and poetry alike.  It's a community, gentle, and you're welcome.