My writing group is hosting a one day conference next fall. Another member and I have been chasing down a venue and keynote speaker.
Our writing group (http://bit.ly/GRRWG) has a book exchange every month. Books for Bucks. Contribute a book you no longer need (ha! like that’s likely in a group of writers) and buy someone else’s for a dollar. All money goes to the treasury.
This weekend marks my writing group’s (http://bit.ly/GRRWG) semi-annual retreat. We rent a bed and breakfast and hunker down for hours of writing, eating, drinking and talking.