The first face-to-face meeting for a new Belfast Drama Writer's Group is scheduled to take place at 6 pm on Thursday 13th May. The venue will be: Boardroom 528 in BBC Broadcasting House, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. Some of you reading this will have already been contacted about the meeting by the BBC's Bronagh Taylor and have already sent responses on whether you plan to attend. If you have been back in touch with Bronagh, then there is no need to get back to me - she's already passed those details on. However, if you are hearing about this for the first time then please send me a PM to let me know if you are planning to attend. Right now we are trying to gauge the level of interest, so it would be good to get plenty of advance warning just in case we need a re-think on venue. We will be operating a 'guest list' for the meeting - so please, do not try to turn up without getting in touch first to confirm your attendance. I plan to be in touch about this again some time in the near future, but the main point to make about the group is that its success will be driven by the membership. While we are being kindly supported by the BBC's Sarah Stack and Bronagh Taylor in terms of venue, the nature of the group will be driven by you, the members. We'd like to think that if we can make this a success, then we might be able to attract guest speakers or support from groups like TAPS - but there are no guarantees on that score. First and foremost we would like to hear suggestions and ideas about what you think you might get out of meeting with a group of peers - that is, aspiring writers like yourself, and I hope that you will come along and join in the discussion. Better still - start discussing your ideas HERE in this thread. I look forward to hearing from you.