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Thursday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

This Meeting is run by Tony Padegimas and Isabel.

***Please note the new Venue - Armadillo Grill!  We are back to a 7PM meeting time.***

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 about two 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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  • John D.

    The MeetUp provided useful responses to the poems I read. I really appreciate the reactions and opinions of all the participants. A number of questions about these poems and poetry in general were asked and responded to. Additionally, lively debate took place about Barbara's character development in the violent thugs in the current chapter of her novel. And this is what it is all about folks--discussion/debate about the texts presented at MeetUp. Thanks

    February 15, 2013

  • jeff s.

    The only reason I did not give this meeting five stars is because I would like to have seen the minor disagreement which erupted near the end of the meeting settled by a contest involving Klingon pain sticks. My apologies to the group for showing up late.

    February 15, 2013

  • Tony P.

    I am told there is "zero chance" that we will be done at work by 7pm.

    February 13, 2013

  • jeff s.

    I'll try to attend, but its 50/50 right now. If I can make it, I may show up late.

    February 12, 2013

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