What we're about

What we are and our identity:

Central Phoenix Writing Workshop (https://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/) – East Valley Writing Workshop (https://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/) – West Valley Critique Group (https://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** (https://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. (https://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/6418755/0#25766682)

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

- New Member Flyer (Not yet Completed)

- Member and Moderator Roles (https://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 (4+)

[VIRTUAL!] Tuesday Central Phoenix Writers Group

Needs a location

We're still here! The Tuesday group is virtual every Tuesday at http://bit.ly/MCPWWZoom.

If you're bringing work:

  • UPLOAD YOUR PIECE: 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

Please note: If you do not have work uploaded by 6:30 p.m., we may not be able to read your piece. While our word limit is 3000 words, we generally recommend 2000 or less.

To join group

  • LOG IN TO ZOOM: Join the zoom room no later than 6:45 p.m. at https://bit.ly/MCPWWZoom.

Please note: Zoom has a waiting room, don't worry, it should be open by 6:30 p.m. We'll be getting started at 6:45 p.m.

If you have any questions, text Jake Friedman at[masked]. Thanks!

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop! 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 one piece under 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. (No multiple pieces please.)

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.

See you soon!

[VIRTUAL] Sunday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

Needs a location

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We're still here! The Sunday group is virtual every Sunday at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2579796409

If you're bringing work:

Double click on the date you're attending then upload your file. Once in the appropriate folder, right click on your file, select 'rename,' then name your file [your name] + [word count] + [what it is i.e. short story, poem, novel excerpt, etc.].

Also, it makes it easy for us to organize if you RSVP and post your word count in the Meetup comments

We meet in Zoom starting at 1:30-1:45 PM PST.

Please note: If you do not have work uploaded by 1:30 p.m., we may not be able to read your piece. While our word limit is 3000 words, we generally recommend 2000 or less. Anyone who wants to just sit in and offer feedback (or not) and choose not present work is more than welcome to attend.

To join group

  • LOG IN TO ZOOM: Join the zoom room no later than 1:50 p.m. at https://bit.ly/MCPWWZoom.

Please note: Zoom has a waiting room, don't worry, it should be open by 1:30-1:45 p.m. We'll be getting started at 1:45 p.m.
If you have any questions, text Keri Mickelson at[masked] Thanks!

We meet to socialize starting at 1:30, then begin promptly-ish at 2.

If you have questions, email [masked] or text Keri at[masked]. If Keri is unable to lead group, Jim will take over and his text is[masked]

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Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop! Here's how we work.
The first half hour is hanging out, getting situated, and setting up groups (1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Join zoom and the friendly moderator will greet you.
If you have work, the friendly moderator will see it in the drive. 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. (No multiple pieces please.)
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 2:00. Usually we split into sub-groups to manage content / give everyone enough time. After chatting, 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, and then the person reads. (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 around 3:00 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. and finish around 4:30.
See you soon!

#

Mighty Central Phoenix Writing Workshop is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mighty Central Phoenix Writing Workshop's Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2579796409

Meeting ID:[masked]
One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
[masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
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Meeting ID:[masked]
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbX20sJ0On

[VIRTUAL!] Tuesday Central Phoenix Writers Group

Needs a location

We're still here! The Tuesday group is virtual every Tuesday at http://bit.ly/MCPWWZoom.

If you're bringing work:

  • UPLOAD YOUR PIECE: 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

Please note: If you do not have work uploaded by 6:30 p.m., we may not be able to read your piece. While our word limit is 3000 words, we generally recommend 2000 or less.

To join group

  • LOG IN TO ZOOM: Join the zoom room no later than 6:45 p.m. at https://bit.ly/MCPWWZoom.

Please note: Zoom has a waiting room, don't worry, it should be open by 6:30 p.m. We'll be getting started at 6:45 p.m.

If you have any questions, text Jake Friedman at[masked]. Thanks!

#

Mighty Central Phoenix Writing Workshop is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mighty Central Phoenix Writing Workshop's Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2579796409

Meeting ID:[masked]
One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
[masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
[masked] US (San Jose)
[masked] US (Tacoma)
[masked] US (Houston)
[masked] US (New York)
[masked] US (Washington DC)
[masked] US (Chicago)
Meeting ID:[masked]
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbX20sJ0On

#

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop! 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 one piece under 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. (No multiple pieces please.)

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.

See you soon!

[VIRTUAL] Sunday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

Needs a location

##

We're still here! The Sunday group is virtual every Sunday at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2579796409

If you're bringing work:

Double click on the date you're attending then upload your file. Once in the appropriate folder, right click on your file, select 'rename,' then name your file [your name] + [word count] + [what it is i.e. short story, poem, novel excerpt, etc.].

Also, it makes it easy for us to organize if you RSVP and post your word count in the Meetup comments

We meet in Zoom starting at 1:30-1:45 PM PST.

Please note: If you do not have work uploaded by 1:30 p.m., we may not be able to read your piece. While our word limit is 3000 words, we generally recommend 2000 or less. Anyone who wants to just sit in and offer feedback (or not) and choose not present work is more than welcome to attend.

To join group

  • LOG IN TO ZOOM: Join the zoom room no later than 1:50 p.m. at https://bit.ly/MCPWWZoom.

Please note: Zoom has a waiting room, don't worry, it should be open by 1:30-1:45 p.m. We'll be getting started at 1:45 p.m.
If you have any questions, text Keri Mickelson at[masked] Thanks!

We meet to socialize starting at 1:30, then begin promptly-ish at 2.

If you have questions, email [masked] or text Keri at[masked]. If Keri is unable to lead group, Jim will take over and his text is[masked]

#

Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop! Here's how we work.
The first half hour is hanging out, getting situated, and setting up groups (1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Join zoom and the friendly moderator will greet you.
If you have work, the friendly moderator will see it in the drive. 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. (No multiple pieces please.)
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 2:00. Usually we split into sub-groups to manage content / give everyone enough time. After chatting, 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, and then the person reads. (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 around 3:00 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. and finish around 4:30.
See you soon!

#

Mighty Central Phoenix Writing Workshop is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mighty Central Phoenix Writing Workshop's Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2579796409

Meeting ID:[masked]
One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
[masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location
[masked] US (San Jose)
[masked] US (Tacoma)
[masked] US (Houston)
[masked] US (New York)
[masked] US (Washington DC)
[masked] US (Chicago)
Meeting ID:[masked]
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbX20sJ0On

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[VIRTUAL] Sunday Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Meetup

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