Last Wednesday, WITS writers convened at Literary Arts to eat Ethiopian food cart fare and talk shop. The dinner conversation covered such topics as how to continue your writing practice when you’re teaching, writing groups in Portland, and how to share your writing process with students. Teaching came up too, of course–from the best lesson plans to the worst, communicating with classroom teachers, and how to be omnipresent in the classroom .  The dinner was a great way to introduce new WITS writers to our seasoned regulars and allowed for an illuminating exchange of ideas.