Monday Central Phoenix Writer's Workshop

This is an informal gathering every week that is designed to promote feedback on work, and to highlight the strengths of one's work as well as offer ideas to improve weaknesses. Attendees are encouraged to bring pieces to read that they are comfortable sharing. Poems, Essays, and stories are all fair game. Generally, anything over 4-6 pages will be read over several sessions. We recommend bringing extra copies if you can.

The general flow is some gab time at first. Then people will read the works out loud (or ask someone else to) one at a time and usually ask for feedback. Some people want help with their work, others might just want grammar lessons. If someone has lots of feedback, it is usually best to mark up a copy and hand it back.

The meeting generally lasts two to three hours. If someone has to leave early, let everyone know so your work can be read first.  Likewise, if you will be late but intend to read, let the moderators know in advance.

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  • kenny w.

    Good turn out with a lot of new folks, new material and new insight

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • John D.

    6 members of our 8 member small group read pieces. We welcomed 2 new participants, Marty and David Rogers.

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Jason N.

    I'm, sorry I'm not going to make it either. Looking forward to next opportunity to meet with everyone

    February 18, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Can't make it tonite,not feeling well:(

    February 18, 2013

  • Corey C.

    Need to cancel due to a family emergency. Look forward to attending your next event.

    February 18, 2013

  • David R.

    I am getting back into regular writing for the web and looking to engage with other writers.

    February 18, 2013

  • Richard P.


    February 13, 2013

  • Corey C.

    Do those that read bring copies for other people to mark up? If so, how many?

    January 28, 2013

    • Paul M.

      Yep, Corey! Usually 6 copies as we break into groups, and up to 3k words....

      February 13, 2013

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