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CWCC’s First Birthday Party

Tuesday, May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We have two birthdays to celebrate on May 21st: CWCC is turning 1, and Chris is turning… well… that birthday that starts with “Lordy, Lordy…”

And nothing goes better with prose, poetry, and the gateway to middle age than a rooftop infinity pool with a South Beach soundtrack, in a building of mostly 20-somethings! I’ll be hosting the party at my apartment building on W. Main.

What to bring:

(Food & Booze)
This will be a potluck, so please bring one food item and any drinks you wish to share with the group. Food not needing warming is best, and glass containers are prohibited (a great excuse for drinking boxed wine). Feel free to post in the comment section below what you’re bringing.

(Pool Attire)
Of course, you can bring your bathing suit and a towel. The water should be very nice by then. Bathrooms for changing are adjacent to the pool.

Friends, family, significant others, and random people from the street (okay, not random people from the street) are welcome!

We’ll get started around 5:30pm for those wanting to enjoy some sunshine and pool time, but come whenever you’re free. The only official critique event will take place at 7:30. And, unlike the library, my building won’t kick us out at 8:44pm! The party will go until our usual post-critique social club end time, or around 10pm.

Free street parking on W. Main and on 10th St is possible. The building has a pay parking garage on the first retail level. The garage entrance is at the middle of the building. Once inside, you’re looking at the retail lot on the left (don’t go to the right, through the lift-gate). It’s first hour free, $2 each additional hour.

How to find the pool:
The building has two entrances: one is in the garage, visible from the retail parking lot; the other is in front of the building on W. Main. Lobby doors are generally unlocked during business hours, but may lock later in the evening. In the latter scenario it’s easy enough to just walk in behind a resident. I’ll hand out my cell # at our next meeting in case anyone runs into a problem, but I don’t anticipate any issues. Take the lobby elevator to the sixth floor, then exit the elevator and walk through the stairwell door directly in front of you. Ascend the stairs to the pool.

The contest:
And you thought you were getting off easy! Please bring a work of[masked] words max, based on the following prompt:

Summertime, and the Living is Easy

It’s wide-open: nonfiction, poetry, comedy, mystery, thriller–you name it. Bring copies for everyone. No line numbers or special formatting needed, and DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON IT. We will be blind voting for a winner.

We’ve all been working hard and it’s time to let loose a little bit. See you at the circ—err—the pool!!!


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