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Valerie D.



Phoenix, AZ
Hometown: Phoenix

Organizer since:

November 14, 2013

What do you hope to learn/offer to this group?

I hope this becomes an open forum for writers to learn and grow from each other. Getting and giving honest critique is essential in the writing process.

Are you writing a memoir now or planning to?

Yes, I just began a memoir and I'm looking to build a group of writers to work with, learn with, and grow alongside.

What is your favorite memoir that you've read recently and why?

I recently read "The Sound of the Wild Snail Eating," by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, and "Hold Me Close, Let Me Go," by Adair Lara. Both were inspiring.


I am a professional editor specializing in non-fiction/business­ books. I am a former reporter/magazine editor. I am delving into a memoir now and realize that finding a community of writers is essential in the process.

What Valerie D. is saying about this Meetup Group

Wonderful, insightful, intelligent.

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