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Annual BCW holiday event!

2020 Holiday Party announcement

COVID. Yeah, we know. It ruined St. Patrick’s Day. Cinco de Mayo. Ramadan. Memorial Day. The 4th of July. Rosh Hashanah. Halloween. And now Turkey Day. But it ain’t getting the BCW Holiday Event! Because we’ve made it virtual this year!

You heard my omniscient narrator voice right . . . unlike past BCW holiday events that were spent at a restaurant with food, gifts and fellow writers engaged in, well, writing, we’re doing it this year via Zoom! From the luxury of your very own laptops you can carouse with other BCW members about what they’ve been doing the last several months, the projects they’ve started, and the experiences they’ve, uhhh, experienced. Among the planned festivities:

  • Description of Upcoming BCW Events: help us kick 2020 in the (your preferred body part) and welcome in 2021! And while we’re doing it, you can vote for your incoming BCW prez! And hear what we’re planning for next year! And offer any suggestions for what you’d like to see in the next few months!
  • Favorite Book of the Year: if there’s one thing good about being trapped in your domicile over several months, it’s that you’ve got lots of reading time. Attendees are encouraged to describe their favorite book or books of 2020!
  • Member Readings: We all know that real writers read their work out loud. So here’s your chance to do it in front of a friendly audience. 5-minute readings by brave attendees with that volunteer spirit, of whatever they’re working on! Novel, short story, poetry . . . we don’t care!
  • Ugly Sweater Contest: prizes of dubious value awarded to the ugliest sweater! Or t-shirt! Jammies! Whatever! It just has to be ugly!

So join us Saturday, 12/12/20, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST), for a rollicking good time in your own living room, office, basement or whatever constitutes your ‘Zoom space.’ Just contact us at buckeyecrimewriters@gmail.com to let us know you’re attending and to get the Zoom password. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to seeing you . . . but then again, we’re looking forward to seeing just about anybody. Anywhere. We’ve been trapped in our houses since March, so we’re a little stir crazy. Help us break out! See you there!