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.

    three groups with good writing and critique

    March 11, 2013

  • Lesley

    I wish I could go tonight! I was really looking forward to it. But something work related came up :( I will try this again soon...Meanwhile, hope there's a lot of inspiration that goes on tonight! See you soon :)

    March 11, 2013

  • Dolores D.

    I would love to join your group if you have room for new members. What do I have to do to attend your next meeting? I have short stories (mostly flash fiction) to share. Dolores Doody - [masked]

    March 4, 2013

    • Jake F.

      Hi Dolores! I don't moderate this group (I help moderate Wednesdays) but, to answer your questions: (1) Since we don't limit attendance, we always have room for new members and (2) Just show up! (And if you have work you'd like to share, 5 hard copies would be nice). Let us know if you have any more questions!

      March 6, 2013

    • Kenneth W.

      Dolores, as Jake said, bring an original and five or six copies of a piece. We usually try to stay around 2,000 - 3,000 word max per person each night.

      March 7, 2013

  • Lesley

    Yay! I'll be there! :)

    March 6, 2013

  • Kenneth W.

    Hope we have a great turnout

    March 5, 2013

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