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COFFEE HOUSE CONCERNS

ATTENTION CWC MEMBERS:

We absolutely must begin planning our Coffee House ASAP if we want it to happen.

Do Josh and Penelope read this?

Does anyone know if we're still collaborating with Tri-M?

Personally, I think the event would be much more successful if we did, since then people interested in both music and writing will be attending, as opposed to just writing (and you know the groupies those Tri-M bands can pull).

The most important thing in making this event a success is the ability to offer someone to everyone who attends. Coffee Houses have gotten a bad rap for being gloom fests where angsty teens and outcasts read their bad poetry. As much as we all love angsty teens, the rest of the school doesn't. If we opened up the event to bands, dancers, people with unique talents, etc., the show would be much more interesting.

At the next meeting I am going to bring up the issue of setting a date and the possible Tri-M merger. Until then, brainstorm?

Once the issue of the date is settled, I think we should advertise advance sign-ups (for bands and performers, maybe via an informational meeting about Coffee House?). If we have a time limit it would be unfair to encourage bands to show up, only to have them not have enough time to play. Conversely, if a lot of people show up and no one volunteers to go on stage and perform, people will be bored and the Coffee House rap will be further tarnished.

After that it is going to be imperative that we have outstanding publicity. I'm strongly encouraging anyone who reads this to contribute to the publicity effort. Spread the word about the Coffee House by mouth, or help us to make posters.

Okay, I've Hitler-ed this post. I know that I, along with the upperclassmen, really want to have a Coffee House, but support is totally lacking. This is your club, guys, and this is a chance for you to do something constructive for it and help it gain school support. We also desperately need faculty support (AKA Weedling Mrs. Fagan (and Ms. Burnett?).

Let's seriously get to work?
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Yes I read this :P I talked to Nick about the Tri-M thing and he said we just need to give him a date and we'll take it from there. He sounded kind of iffy though, so I'm not sure if they're really into it or not. We'll see. I just need to talk to Mr. Fell about the date, which I will do before the next meeting. Tania said she will be communicating with bands, but the more the merrier; anyone who's willing to help out should try to recruit people.

It might be kind of cool if we could get a few faculty members to read their writing (i.e. Mr Russell, Ms Devine, Mr Fagan, Mr Fortier...who ever else is/was in the faculty creative writing group).

I think an "informational meeting" is a very good idea. Once I get the date for the coffee house, we can decide on a date for that.

The next meeting is going to mostly be devoted to editing the litmag (so we can hopefully have it done for the coffee house and sell it/hand it out there). But we'll definitely spend some time talking about the coffee house.
Um, I want to ask Mr. russell when we have a date if he'll read because he's sexy.
Okay yeah, and... Tri-M, I thought they were doing the Tri-M concert? So... wtf, I'm kind of annoyed with them.
I think a lot of people will come this year.
Yes, they are doing the Tri-M concert. Nick told me the date. I forget when it is but I wrote it down. And he said that we shouldn't do it the first week in May. So we'll pick a date based around that.
hell yes, you know i'm going to campaign like a whore. we should get announcemnents on the intercom and i'll be at the next meeting.

if we can get meredith...that would be heaven, but i'll do my best to entertain the masses if we can't.
Woo! Okay I'm excited.
As for making posters, Diane volunteered her house for whenever we decide to get together and make posters with all of our input. I forget what the tentative date was..blah. Okay well someone will have to remind me later.
I think the litmag is going well too. Brainstorm for titles! As for the coffee house, I actually do think that a lot of people will attend coffee house this year- I know a lot of people who want to come too, who are just waiting on a date. The sign-up thing sounds like a plan, and we'll know who would be reading. I think we should still have spontinaity in the whole thing of course (maybe in addition- not that many people are keen to reading), but that sounds like a great idea.
Hmm titles...Litmag? Where did that come from?? Did Penelope just write that one down on the spot during typing or was that a previous title?