Minutes of Meetings

 Sunday, June 10, 2012  -  Five Rivers Writers' Groups held its first regular meeting at Panera Bread on Airport with Charles McInnis, Jan Jennings and Kat Kennedy in attendance. Kat Kennedy was nominated as Moderator and Jan Jennings was nominated as Moderator-elect. Discussions included upcoming events in the Mobile area for writers including the Moblie Writer's Guild "Drink and Scrawl" on Saturday June 16th at The Blue Gill from 2-4 p.m. and Baldwin Writer's Group "Write Tight" workshop on Saturday June 23rd. (Links to both of these organizations are on our websites and links page.) 
We also discussed the need to begin work on Southern Delta Magazine and will be sending out a call for an organizational meeting to take place soon. (Input on this can be shared on the Coffee House Conversations Page).
The group considered the suggestion that we move our meetings to a more adult location and Charles mentioned Bass Pro Shop as an alternative. (Coffee House Conversations Page can be used to add other suggestions or comments),
Charles and Kat read from their works, and the group ended the meeting by enjoying a lovely meal and more writing conversation.
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Founding members, Charles McInnis, Kat Kennedy, William Cannon, Jan Jennings, Marlene Cavanaugh, and Stephanie Lance, met at Panera Bread on Airport Blvd. in Mobile. The by-laws, submission guidelines, critique guidelines, and web site were reviewed and approved. The regular monthly meeting time was established as 3:30 pm on the second Sunday of the month. The regular meeting site will continue to be Panera Bread on Airport Blvd. in Mobile. The members agreed to publish a literary magazine with the first issue being published in January 2013. Also, agreed upon was the election of a moderator and a moderator-elect at the next regular meeting. The next meeting will be held at South Beach Park on the south side of the Fairhope Pier on June 10, 2012, at 4:00 pm. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting, Stephanie Lance took photos of members for the web site. Kat Kennedy, Marlene Cavanaugh, and Charles McInnis read from their works. After a spirited literary discussion, the meeting adjourned.
July 15, 2012 Meeting
Five Rivers Writers' Groups held its July meeting at The Blue Gill on the Causeway. The group spent a lovely afternoon catching up with current members and getting to know prospective members. FRWG members attending were Charles McInnis, Jan Jennings, Janet Nodar, Marlene Cavanaugh and Kat Kennedy. We were joined by Dorothy Allen, Nolan White, Brent Pope, and Robert O'Daniel. As The Blue Gill was loud and lively, we did not entertain each other with readings.
Kat Kennedy,
Jul 16, 2012, 1:10 PM
Charles McInnis,
Jun 11, 2012, 1:23 PM