Summer Social Sunday August 16th at 1 p.m.

What’s in Store for our Zoom Picnic

In years past, we’ve had a picnic in the park for our summer social. Of course we’re committed to having all our meetings online for the duration of the pandemic. So here’s what you can expect.

Festivities begin Sunday, August 16th at 1 p.m.

The Cocktail Contest

At our annual picnic, we have traditionally had a cake contest with a literary theme. This year, to honor that via Zoom, we’re going to have a competition to see who can devise the best literary beverage.

Breakout Rooms for a Variety of Social Options

We’ll have themed breakout rooms so it never gets to crowded and you have a variety of options to choose from. You’re free to leave breakout rooms at any time, simply return to the main room.

Breakout Rooms

Main Room: conversation and music

When you first arrive, you’ll be here. There’s no theme, but there will be music and conversation. The host will be using this space to direct people to their desired breakout room.

Collaborative writing games breakout room

Get to know your fellow writers while expressing yourself through short collaborative writing games and exercises.

Open mic breakout room

Join the list to speak at the open mic, or come by to listen. Warning: if you’re not in the room when your name comes up, you get skipped!

Book marketing and craft discussion

In lieu of our marketing and craft support groups, we’ll be having open ended and semi-guided discussions about marketing and craft. If you have craft or marketing issues to discuss or want to network, pop in here.

Reconvene for Cocktail Contest, Sail On Reading

Around 2:45 we will all come back to the main room to vote on the cocktail contest. We’lll also share club announcements, and highlights of the collaborative writing games. It’s a picnic tradition to share the poem that inspired the naval theme of the club, written by one of our founders.

Getting There: Zoom Link

The Link above will open zoom. This is a free event so no need for a ticket, just click on the zoom link above. There is a password, which will be sent to the members newsletter list. If you are not on the list and would like to attend, email one of the board members. During and before the event, members can also call or text a board member if you are waiting for entry. Use MRMS to look up their phone number if you don’t have it handy.

Additional Zoom info

Meeting ID: 859 8241 0748
One tap mobile phone login
+14086380968,,85982410748#,,,,,,0#,,414930# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location (for old-school phones)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Please RSVP

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    Linda Brown August 10, 2020 (5:16 am)

    Did I miss the time?

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      jacklondon August 10, 2020 (6:51 am)

      It’s in the image, but I should put it in the text too! I’ll update with that.

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    DoctorLorraine August 11, 2020 (2:28 am)

    I’m interested in attending. The Facebook RSVP doesn’t seem to be working. Can you please send me the Zoom link? Thank you.

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      jacklondon August 11, 2020 (8:59 pm)

      The Zoom link is in this post, above. I will email you the Zoom password. Thanks for the tip on the Facebook RSVP, I’ll check on that.