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How to get a new meeting started, and other general updates

From: Geoff
Sent on: Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:36 PM

Hi Everyone,


I get a lot of emails requesting that I create new or different types of meetings. I've taken some time to create a post and list out what our general process is for creating new meetings here.


If you are interested in creating a new meeting, you may also want to check our general moderator guidelines (Which may vary depending on the meeting type) and our “Moderator's role” on our updated “About us” page.


Other Updates


Since I started meeting with a the people in the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop five or six years ago, a lot has changed. We have now grown to three meetup groups across the Valley, with a cumulative membership of over 1200 people, and schedule over 30 meetings each month.


Due to the size of the organization, geography, and personal scheduling conflicts, I no longer have a direct hand in the day to day activities, and I am no more than a name and a picture on the website to many of you. I want you to know that I am still involved, still listening, and am excited to sponsor a vibrant and exciting community like ours.


I currently have a few projects that I am working on with some of the leadership to help centralize and simplify communication of opportunities, projects, and other classes or meetings available that are not administered directly by our groups. As part of these projects, we will also reach out to other independent writing meetups and organizations around the valley to participate. We are just one small part of a growing community of authors and writers in the Phoenix Metro area. I am proud to be a part of this movement and am amazed at the enthusiasm and passion that each individual member brings.


Best Regards,




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