Did you know that the major purpose for forming a non-profit, RevGalBlogPals, Inc.,
was to be able to attract grant support for a large scale RevGalBlogPal
meetup? My dream from the beginning has been attracting financial
support that would allow as many of our bloggers to be together as
RGBP, Inc. now has a planning committee, and we are in
the early stages of planning the RevGalBlogPal Big Event. What, When,
Where and Who are all on the table at the moment. In that spirit, I
bring you the Big Event Friday Five.
1. What would the meeting
be like? (Continuing Ed? Retreat? Outside Speakers? Interest Groups?
Workshops? Hot Stone Massages? Pedicures? Glorified Slumber Party?)
My ideal gathering would have some mixture of fellowship (or galship, as the case may be) and spiritual renewal. I love the idea of breaking out into interest groups or something along those lines, say one for aspiring poets and another for parents of small children juggling work and family and another for knitters, or you name it. And I would not turn down a massage or even a pedicure.
2. When in 2008 might you be able to attend? January? Shortly after Easter? Summer? Fall? Some other time?
I’m hoping for spring, particularly that long stretch of April in a year with a very early Easter.
Where would your dream meeting location be? (Urban Hotel? Rural Retreat
Center? New England Camp? Southwestern Fantasy Hotel? Far away from
civilization? Nearby Outlets or Really Great Thrift Stores?)
I am completely open-minded about the where. I don’t spend enough time outdoors when I’m working, so I guess a beautiful and non-urban location would be good for my answer to #1.
4. Who would make a great keynote speaker? (That’s if #1 leads us in that direction.)
I guess I’m more interested in giving our bloggers a chance to be together than in hiring a "headliner." But if I could listen to a favorite writer speak about writing your life, it would be Anne LaMott.
5. Did I leave out something you want to suggest?
I’m wide open to the suggestions of others at this point. If you’re a RevGalBlogPal but don’t play the Friday Five, feel free to leave ideas here.
Dream big for the Big Event!!!