Noble Pen Meeting, February 4, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

February 4, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

All those innocent contractors brought in to do the job were killed — casualties of a war they had nothing to do with. All right, look: you’re a roofer, some juicy government contract comes your way. You got a wife and kids, the two-story in suburbia. This is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. Along come these left-wing militants that blast everything within a three-mile radius with their lasers. You didn’t ask for that. You have no personal politics. You’re just trying to scrape out a living.
— Randal, Clerks


George has doubled traffic to his website. He’s doing a 12 part review of a musician’s work and that musician is reading his reviews–from George’s basement, where he is planning his bloody revenge.

Lena has been emailing with an agent and researching writing groups. She has also recently come back from the future to set things right that have previously gone wrong, which is nice.

A Little Housekeeping

New member handout
A new member  came to us after finding a Legion Arts calendar from 2004 and backtracking us through Ron. Because she never found our website she was unclear on what we do and what to expect. Because I was trying to juggle eating supper, running the meeting, and taking notes, I am afraid I did not do a great job of answering all her questions.

While I am on vacation this week. I’ll find some time to write up a new member handout, and then I will bring it in for group critique before finalizing it.

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, February 4th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Lena – Some short fiction pieces.

Dylan – Chapter 2 of his piece. Email him for a copy or visit his website.

Thursday, February 11th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


Keep Writing, Penites.