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Monday Central Phoenix Writers' Workshop

This is an informal gathering every week that is designed to promote feedback on work, and to highlight the strengths of one's work as well as offer ideas to improve weaknesses. Attendees are encouraged to bring pieces to read that they are comfortable sharing. Poems, Essays, and stories are all fair game. Generally, anything over 4-6 pages will be read over several sessions. We recommend bringing extra copies if you can.

The general flow is some gab time at first. Then people will read the works out loud (or ask someone else to) one at a time and usually ask for feedback. Some people want help with their work, others might just want grammar lessons. If someone has lots of feedback, it is usually best to mark up a copy and hand it back.

The meeting generally lasts two to three hours. If someone has to leave early, let everyone know so your work can be read first.  Likewise, if you will be late but intend to read, let the moderators know in advance.

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  • Paul M.

    One thing I miss is being elbow-to-elbow with non-writers. It's a little quiet for my liking.

    June 25, 2013

  • John D.

    Squash Blossom is an excellent venue--we can hear each other and there is no echo. The ambiance of the room is pleasing. The food menu is adequate and the management is gracious. I do hope more Meetup members will join us in the future. Two groups of six members each conducted critique groups in the large north sun room. Ken Weene's group read and commented on a Memoir about a medical issue; a novel segment about an unresolved murder; two poems; and a review of a contemporary opera. I look forward to attending this Meetup every Monday at Squash Blossom.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • kenny w.

    Still reserving judgment on now site location. Great physical layout. Not sure about parking when ASU resumes. We need to bolster attendance in order to justify site use to owner.

    June 25, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Good constructive comments from participants. Squash Blossom is a near perfect venue: no background noise, plenty of room and comfort, gracious hosts, excellent food very affordable. This location and Avondale on Thursdays are the two best sites in greater Phoenix for pleasant and productive meet-ups for writers.

    June 24, 2013

  • Kenneth W.

    Excellent meeting and the new setting is fabulous. We could actually talk and be heard.

    June 24, 2013

  • Maria N.

    Will be writing away in the meantime.

    June 19, 2013

  • sarabear

    Why further south?

    June 18, 2013

    • Kenneth W.

      Because we needed a place that was acoustically better and couldn't find one at the same north-south level.

      June 18, 2013

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