Wednesday East Valley Writing Workshop Meetup

Please note that this meeting is scheduled for 3 Hours from 6 to 9 PM.

This is an informal gathering every week that is designed to promote feedback on work, and to highlight the strong parts of one's work as well as ideas to improve weaker portions. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring pieces to read as they are comfortable with. Poems, Essays, and stories are all free 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.

If someone has to leave early, let everyone know so your work can be read first.

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  • Richard D.

    Michelle,
    You're off to a great start.

    September 12

  • Richard D.

    I print between 14-17 copies.

    September 12

  • Lea S.

    How many copies of my work should I bring? Do you ever try emailing it to the participants so we don't waste paper and ink? Just a thought, I have never done it that way, but we could just send attachments and comment on them and email them back.

    September 10

    • Bren W.

      I've been bringing 12. Sometimes we have 16-17 people though. See you there!

      September 10

    • Mike B.

      I bring 12. Emailing is pointless. Half the people who say they're coming don't show. And a bunch of people show up who didn't plan to come. I was in a group that used to pass out copies for next week. You'd spend a lot of time and effort critiquing a piece and then the author wouldn't show.

      September 11

  • Lea S.

    I really enjoyed meeting everyone last night. Such a great variety of writing genres and styles, but I think we can help each other. I will try to make next week's meeting and bring more copies of the manuscript

    September 11

  • Bren W.

    I just heard about this literary magazine looking for contributors: http://www.pilcrowdagger.com/submissions/

    September 10

  • Joan

    Hoping to make it tomorrow.

    September 10

  • Michelle S.

    Here we go again....planning to bring the prologue for my next manuscript, The Misadventures of Roxie May. See y'all soon.

    2 · September 8

    • Mike B.

      I like how you haven't even sold the first manuscript and you're already writing the next. That's the way to do it!

      September 9

  • Lea S.

    I am going to try to attend.

    September 8

  • James P.

    I'm final going to make it Wednesday. c you all there!

    1 · September 8

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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