Meetings for the East Pasco Writers Forum will start on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m., in the meeting room of IHop, 13100 U.S. 301 in Dade City, for about two hours. The group is open to all published and hope-to-be-published writers of the Tampa Bay and Central Florida area. The meetings will be informal discussions of the latest publishing and conference news, possible writing opportunities, and time set aside to critique the writings of attendees. The group will meet every second Thursday of the month. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of anything they may want critiqued. For information, call Lynn Merrell at (352) 583-0041.