I'm not setting it up like this monthly, but I wanted to at least get the first one done, see how many people show up, etc, and I wanted to get it done before end-of-the-year nuttiness.
So, bring a story, or anything else you'd like to read. If there are types of things you'd particularly like to hear, feel free to let me know, and I can pass that along in case people have a hard time coming up with things to read.
I think I'll keep this on LJ for the first one and not send it out to any lists. If you are reading this, you are invited, and so is anyone you know. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't know how to get to my house. An email or LJ RSVP would be nice, too, so that I can know if furniture will need to be rearranged.
If people would like to bring some food for themselves or to share, that would be fine, but I really want to focus to be on the reading, not the food. Black tea and herbal tea can be brewed up, but I own no coffee. If you want beverages other than water or tea (I know I need beverages for reading), you'll need to being them yourslef.
Plan on reading something that will not take more than half an hour. Or, if there's something longish you want to read, consider bringing something short, as well, so there is flexibility depending on the number of people.
You are welcome to come and not read. You are welcome to come not intending to read and then decide to read at the last minute.
I hope to see you there.