Regional gatherings recap: November 2015

JAWS D.C.: Nearly 30 members of JAWS gathered at Teaism Restaurant in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, for an exciting evening of food, fun and fellowship. The event was organized by regional co-captain Lottie Joiner and featured author Dr. Alice Driver. Driver, a JAWS member, talked about her book “More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico.”

Nikki Raz also organized its first “freelancer speed-dating” event Nov. 7 designed to match people seeking to work collaboratively in order to gain new skills. Seven JAWdesses came to pitch and to listen to story ideas.

Nearly everybody had something to pitch, and everybody had a resource or a token of constructive feedback to offer. Pitches ended up taking on a loose form; some people had a very developed idea on which they were looking for a partner, and others sought feedback for stories they were working on solo, or on story ideas they were in the process of developing.

Overall the event was a success and the group will be hosting another one in coming months. Feel free to recreate this idea in your city!

JAWS South Florida: A meetup in Miami!