You may wonder where the stories you read on “True Stories, Well Told” come from. The answer is–many of them, I hear read by fellow reminiscence writers, at the monthly salon I offer. “First Monday, First Person” has been an institution since 2013, convening at the Goodman South Madison Library Branch on the first Monday of every month.
When the pandemic hit in Spring 2022, we pivoted to using Zoom for our story shares. I loved that the Zoom option makes it possible for faraway friends to be part of our community. And yet, I craved the communion of our in-person meetings.
Beginning in May 2022, I now offer two options–one in person, one online.
Here are the details:
First Monday, First Person, IN PERSON
When: First Monday of every month, except holidays, 6-7:45 pm
Where: Goodman South Madison Library Branch, 2222 South Park Street, Madison.
COVID note: attendees in person must be fully vaccinated.
First Tuesday, First (Zoom) Person
When: First Tuesday of every month, 3-4:45 pm
Where: Online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83146852755
If Zoom asks to download an app, allow it.
You can also join by phone: dial 312-626-6799.
No advance registration is required for either event.
No matter which you attend, we’ll share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. If you have a piece you’d like to read, just let me know in the check-in round. Listeners welcome as well as readers, as always. Free, as always.
Join us in the first week of every month–in person or by Zoom.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-347-7329.