Bangkok Writers Guild: The morning after the 1st meeting

Written by Voicu Mihnea Simandan

A small group of only six writers, all members of the Bangkok Writers Guild, met on July 15 to rekindle the group’s monthly meetings. Of the six writers, three of them were brand new members (Maclean, Larry and Aaron), while the other three (Gopi, Gary Dale and Mihnea) have been in the group for quite some time.

The purpose of these meetings is to share experiences and help each other with advice, proofreading and editing. As Bangkok Writers Guild is a writer’s group, only people that actually do some writing (no matter in what genre) are welcomed.

Mihnea, Maclean, Gopi, Gary, Larry, Aaron
Mihnea, Maclean, Gopi, Gary Dale, Larry, Aaron

All the six participating members happened to also be published authors. Being the first meeting of the year, we spent quite a long time getting to know each other and catching up with the latest on what we’ve written since our last meeting (February 2008).

The meeting was spiced up by a bookcrossing session. All the books exchanged were written by the persons who brought them:

Forward O Peasant! by Maclean J. Storer
Quotations for Positive People byLarry Welch
And Then One Morning by Aaron Le Boutillier
Travel with the Fish by C.Y. Gopinath
The Ironman. A Play by Voicu Mihnea Simandan
Gary Dale Cearley‘s book was not available. Out of stock! 🙂

Bourbon Street restaurant-bar on Soi 22 (Bangkok) seemed a nice place to socialize, so the next meeting will take place in the same location, sometime in mid-August. Stay tuned for more details.

Voicu Mihnea Simandan is a Romanian writer, member of the Bangkok Writers Guild, who has been living and working in Thailand since 2002. He is the author of “The Ironman. A Play”, a book for children well-received in educational circles.

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