What we're about

What we are and our identity:

Central Phoenix Writing Workshop (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/) – East Valley Writing Workshop (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/) – West Valley Critique Group (http://www.meetup.com/West-Valley-Writers-Critique-Group/)

**Please click here if you would like to know how to start a new meeting in our groups** (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/35474722/#103686972)

The writing workshops and groups under my sponsorship are a group of community based writing organizations. Our purpose is to stimulate writing literacy, interest, and excellence through meetings, friendships, and peer critique.

- We serve open style critique groups as our mainstay, with the addition of tailored meetings for more involved or specific purposes.

- Our strength is among the community we derive from, and the empowerment of individuals to step up with our mutual support.

- Our secondary goals are to support community based efforts to provide opportunities and connections to help our individual members achieve personal and commercial success.

Documents and Resources - We have posted some resources you may want to check:

- frequently asked questions. (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/6418755/0#25766682)

- general moderator's guide. (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/35451582/#103637152)

- New Member Flyer (Not yet Completed)

- Member and Moderator Roles (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/36324802/#105472082)

- AZwriters.wordpress.com - Events, Opportunities, and Workshops for Arizona Authors and Writers. (http://azwriters.wordpress.com/)

We also have several Facebook discussion groups:

- Phoenix area marketing and publishing forum (https://www.facebook.com/groups/151233588289453)

- Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/centralphoenixwritersworkshop)

Respect does not come from being right. It comes from being wise. We’re not here to tell people the “right way” to do things. We’re here to guide people to the best ways to do things. Most of us are smart and knowledgeable. But our respect comes when we value the knowledge of others above our own.

Upcoming events (5)

[VIRTUAL] Sunday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

***COVID-19 Notice of Change*** The Sunday group will be digital until there’s no community risk. We’ll meet in Zoom starting at 1:30 PM. Please post your work in the week's folder in Google Docs by midnight Saturday: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xmQ70egljPtge-jU-mGbBJO7TaauBubd 1) Make your file name [Your last name] + [word count] + [meeting date] 2) Post your word count in the Meetup comments Anyone who doesn't upload a document in Google Docs AND word count in Meetup comments won't be guaranteed time to present work. Sorry, but it's a matter of respecting your fellow writers. The Zoom link appears on the right side of the page (scroll down) for everyone who has RSVP'd. If you have questions, email tristeros dot stamps at gmail or text[masked]

[VIRTUAL] Tuesday Central Phoenix Writers' Group

Carly's Bistro

SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TUESDAY GROUP RE: COVID-19: Namely: we're virtual for the forseeable future / until things calm down! To join group, follow the following steps: 1. Upload your piece to the google drive with your name, word count, and genre as the title of the piece (e.g. "Friedman 1200 weird prose) at https://bit.ly/TuesdayGroupDrive 2. Join the zoom room no later than 6:30 p.m. at https://bit.ly/TuesdayGroupZoom. Group will start around 6:45. (More instructions below.) If you have any questions, text Jake Friedman at[masked]. Thanks! # # # Hi there, Jake Friedman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Tuesday Group Time: Mar 31,[masked]:00 PM Arizona Every week on Tue, until May 12, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://asu.zoom.us/j/837324713 Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: [masked] or [masked] or [masked] or [masked] or [masked] or [masked] Meeting ID:[masked] International numbers available: https://asu.zoom.us/u/axmkt235z Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): [masked],,[masked]# or [masked],,[masked]# # # # Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop! We wanted to write a long personable description but Meetup has character limits. So: here's how we work. The first half hour is hanging out, getting situated, and setting up groups (6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). If you have work, find the friendly moderator and let them know. (The moderator will be very friendly; they'll find you.) Bring 5 - 6 hard copies of something 3000 words. Hard copies help us follow along while you're reading and take notes. 3000 words is about all we have time for. Personally we recommend no more than 2000. Even so: don't cut words just to get it under the limit. We have a strong core of returning attendees, it's super easy to workshop longer pieces over multiple weeks. If you have any special requests or would like to be in a particular person's group, just let the moderator know. We are open to all styles, genres, and forms of creative and even non-creative writing. We'd list them all here but they take valuable characters. Anything creative. Anything publishing / business of writing related. Any stage of the process. Fragments and outlines are fine too. If it's creative and writing or not, we'll do it. Group starts at 7:00. Usually we split into sub-groups to manage content / give everyone enough time. After table shuffling / musical chairs, the moderator for each group will have everyone introduce themselves and say a few things about group. Group goes like this: we ask the person if there's anything we need to know, what they're looking for in terms of feedback, the person passes their work out, and then they read. (Reading aloud creates a more communal experience and helps people get better at reading; it also helps copy-edit / proof the work, too.) When the person is finished reading, we have a conversation. Conversation goes like this: someone will start talking. When that person is finished, another person will start. If you want to talk while someone else is talking, just wait until they're finished or there's a pause and ask them if you can talk, at which point they can say yes or no. If they say yes, we'll make sure it gets back to them. If they say no, we'll make sure it gets back to you. Super easy. The author is encouraged to talk, too, but not too much. If you think that you don't know how to give criticism, don't worry about it. Other people will say things that you can agree or disagree with. We'll ask you questions. You'll tell us what you think. Keep coming back. You'll get better at it. As will your writing. Praise and adulation is always nice, too. We take a short break for bathrooms and text messaging around 8:00 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. and finish around 9:30. Thanks much, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

[Virtual] Wednesday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

Laura Bostick, & Jacob Shaver, Co-Hosts of Wednesday Meetup; John Daleiden, ZOOM coordinator: On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 The Wednesday Central Phoenix Writers resumed weekly meetings at 6:30 PM; to attend register on the web site--write or say: Zoom + your word count. If 0 say 0. Email your manuscript as an attachment to ZOOM coordinator by noon the Tuesday before the Wednesday Meetup. Please read and complete the following Guidelines: If you want to participate in ZOOM Meetings you will need to have the ZOOM application on your computer. It is free: https://zoom.us/ We know there are a lot of directions below, but we have discovered in other ZOOM meetings that these steps make ZOOM meetings run efficiently and create less work in the end. 1. Please respond to the ZOOM Meeting Invitation indicating you will attend. Go to the [Virtual] Wednesday Meetup site, scroll to comments and say/write: ZOOM + your word count: For Example: ZOOM 1745 Words. 2. If you plan to attend, but have no manuscript, say/write: ZOOM 0 Words 3. Prepare your document: Max 2500 Words; Ideal—between 1500- 2000; or anything shorter. A. Double space poetry; single space poetry B. One inch margins all around C. Indent first line of each paragraph D. Please, add consecutive line numbers (I will do this if you do not know how—or See help menu on your computer) E. At the top of page 1 write this identification: Zoom Date, your name, word count, Wed Central ZOOM Example:[masked] John Daleiden 1745 Words Wed Central ZOOM 4. Copy the page 1 identification, and make it your file name and subject line of your email; send only doc or docx files 5. Attach your manuscript file to a NEW email, not a reply Example:[masked] John Daleiden 1745 Words Wed Central Zoom 6. Email your manuscript as an attachment to [masked] by noon the Tuesday before the Wednesday Meetup 7. On Tuesday after 05:00 PM the manuscripts for your breakout group will be emailed to you. The ZOOM link will be included. Many people print the documents prior to the meeting to make mark-ups. Log into the meeting promptly between 06:30-07:00 PM on Wednesday. The first half hour will serve as a social meeting. Critique will begin promptly at 07 :00 PM. The [Virtual] ZOOM Meetup will end at 9:00 PM. Or when the breakout group is finished. Please post your word count in the comments section prior to each Meetup. Writers gather at the [Virtual] ZOOM Wednesday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop each week to seek feedback on their work. Regardless of skill level, those who desire improvement and support will discover that this group fulfills that need. The membership is not exclusive, but we are serious about helping authors grow in their ability with a kind and respectful approach. Our community supports an eclectic assortment of poetry and prose, and can provide insight and critique on nearly any type of writing. For those who wish to come to observe at first, we are happy to receive you and your feedback, as well as offer encouragement. Attendees bring work that they are comfortable sharing up to a word count of 2,500. Please archive this document for future reference. Call the number below if you need assistance. John Daleiden [masked][masked] Text messages and Cell Phone jd Line numbering tutorial: Since each computer is different, use the help screen on your computer. Type "line numbering" in the Search area of your help screen. The document that opens will tell you how to line number your document. I will do this for you if you are unable to add the line numbers. jd

[VIRTUAL] Sunday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

Fair Trade Cafe

***COVID-19 Notice of Change*** The Sunday group will be digital until there’s no community risk. We’ll meet in Zoom starting at 1:30 PM. Please post your work in the week's folder in Google Docs by midnight Saturday: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xmQ70egljPtge-jU-mGbBJO7TaauBubd 1) Make your file name [Your last name] + [word count] + [meeting date] 2) Post your word count in the Meetup comments Anyone who doesn't upload a document in Google Docs AND word count in Meetup comments won't be guaranteed time to present work. Sorry, but it's a matter of respecting your fellow writers. The Zoom link appears on the right side of the page (scroll down) for everyone who has RSVP'd. If you have questions, email tristeros dot stamps at gmail or text[masked]

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