I had only just got back from Berlin, when I found an email from Chelsea Cargill who not only has the good taste to joint the universally ignored Rejection Club but has also founded one of the best sounding writers groups I have come across in a long time.
The genius behind the idea is that sometimes you need the peer pressure of other writers to help you up your game, but you don’t necessarily want to have to go through all that “networking” malarkey, which can be intimidating and time consuming. The Antisocial Writers Club aims to help. They meet at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Dalmeny St, Leith every Wednesday at 2pm in the cafe. And what do they do? They write, and generally ignore each other, although I expect the odd cursory nod might be tossed about occasionally, it’s all about companionable silence. Brilliant.
In other news I am currently planning the next simultaneous blogging project which will be accomplished by a mix of English language and Spanish language poets. Keep watching the blog for more information.