Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What happens at a Victoria Poly 101 discussion? A guide for first-timers:

For first-timers, here's the format of the discussion:

Starting promptly at 7, I'll ask everyone to introduce themselves and say a few words about what brought you to the discussion (this is optional, except that we'd like to have some kind of name to address you by and your preferred gender pronoun). 

I'll provide a brief introduction to Poly 101 and Camas, and then we'll look at the posted topic. If you have a question about polyamory that's not related to the topic, we may have time for it at the end of the discussion. I'll provide a question jar for you in case we have a lot of them.

Around 8:30, I'll wrap up the discussion and we can take a look at any outstanding poly questions.

At 9 pm, I'll do announcements about upcoming events, and then it's possible that some of us will go out for further discussion and social time at the local restaurant or the local swimming pool. 

I look forward to meeting you all at Poly 101!

August Victoria Poly 101 discussion: Navigating Poly Pitfalls

Poly boundaries: what's the difference between uncomfortable and dangerous? What are some red flags to be on the lookout for? How do you keep yourself safe, physically and emotionally, and still be open?

Sometimes when you're designing your relationship trip without a traditional roadmap, it can be hard to spot the sinkholes. This month we'll discuss some of the pitfalls of being open in a mostly-closed world and how to safely make your way to happy and loving poly living.

Date: August 22, 2013
Place: Camas Books, 2620 Quadra, Victoria, BC
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Cost: free of charge, optional donation to Camas appreciated for use of the space

Monday, July 8, 2013

July Poly 101 discussion cancelled, but we're having a BBQ instead, folks!

July Victoria Poly 101 discussion is cancelled due to summer! VP101 BBQ will be July 20th! Write victoriapoly101@gmail.com for details if you wish to attend, as this will be at a private residence and space is limited.