East Valley Writing Workshop Message Board › Our Roles
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Members – Your role as a member is to participate and grow as members, authors, and friends. We manage by culture. When we as individuals foster and stand by the principles laid out here, we create an atmosphere that encourages others to become part of our community and actively support open minded exchange and participation in projects of our own and each other.
Moderators – The role of our moderators is to provide positive community leadership. They should help organize the meetings, affirmatively and firmly set a tone where all members are heard, acknowledged, and understood. Opinions are to be rated on merit and the author’s personal intent, rather than the person giving the opinion. A moderator’s job also includes making sure that critique is tailored to the author’s personal needs and experience, and that no one person dominates the critique session at the expense of others.
Moderators have the additional duty to help communicate projects and information that may help members of the writing group as a whole or projects that are sponsored by specific members.
Your rewards for being moderators are involvement in a community that you are passionate about, not paying meetup dues or dealing with overbearing management oversight, and connections that will help foster strong friendships and opportunities.
The Organizer - My job as Organizer is to pay the meetup fees, respond to direct email/website inquiries, foster a strong peer environment among the leadership, help support the groups as needed, and occasionally execute executive functions of the group.