Poly Weekly Book Club: Wednesday, February 27th

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Poly Weekly Book Club last night! We ended up with about a dozen folks, all heatedly discussing Ravenscroft’s book. Some had read the book in its entirety; some still had it on order; some (like me) had read about half. One guy even drove in from Green Bay just for the event! (But we all think he’s crazy)

We talked about the poly community (whether there was one), the significance of labels like primary/secondary and why we treat people the way we do; converting to poly being as all-encompassing as converting to a new religion; why the print in the book is so damn tiny; and why there are no good resources for secondaries out there.

After three hours, the group felt there was still more to discuss, so we’re going to finish the book and continue discussing it next month. So, for next month:

Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Poly Weekly Book Club

Anthony Ravenscroft’s Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless and the Hopeful, Redux
The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted
2nd floor, on the white sofas

We dont’ have a meeting room, so look for us on the second floor on the white sofas.

Upcoming Poly Weekly promo video

Hi, all! OK, working on a new promo video for poly in general and PW in particular. But I need your help–I want to try and represent the community and do a little education while still keeping the video fun. Here’s the idea:

The video will be a series of headshot of real poly people describing themselves in short, simple sentences relating to sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, and poly configuration. Some examples:

I’m gay.
I’m straight.
I’m queer.
I’m boobiesexual.
I’m Catholic.
I’m pagan.
I’m an atheist.
I’m Christian.
I’m a Mac user.
I’m a sci-fi geek.
I’m a Linux guy.
I’m a ballroom dancer.
I’m in a vee.
I’m in a triad.
I’m part of a tribe.
I’m in a ‘W.’
I’m single.
I’m polyamorous.
I’m polyamorous.
I’m polyamorous.
I’m poly-friendly.
I’m poly-affiliated.
I’m polyamorous.

If you are willing to appear in this video THAT WILL BE POSTED ON THE INTERNET, please email me with the subject line “Promo video.” If you’re not local, it will be best if you have a webcam or a friend with one. If you’re willing to have your voice on the video but NOT your face, go ahead and email me, and we’ll see what we can do. Faces are best because I want to show us as real people, but I totally understand people who can’t be as out as you’d need to be to feel comfortable with this.

Poly Weekly promo audio

Hi, guys! Well, I can’t believe we went THIS LONG without a promo audio, but here it is:

Poly Weekly 45-second audio promo

If you want to share Poly Weekly with a friend or with your own podcast audience, please feel free to gank away!

In case it’s easier…

… here’s the YouTube version:



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