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Wednesday East Valley Writing Workshop Meetup
Please note that this meeting is scheduled for 3 Hours from 6 to 9 PM. This is an informal gathering every week that is designed to promote feedback on work, and to highlight the strong parts of one's work as well as ideas to improve weaker portions. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring pieces to read as they are comfortable with. Poems, Essays, and stories are all free 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. If someone has to leave early, let everyone know so your work can be read first.

Village Inn

1155 S. Dobson Rd. (NE Southern & Dobson) · Mesa, AZ

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/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/35474732/#103687002)

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/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/35451022)

- general moderator's guide (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/35451632)

- New Member Flyer (Not yet Completed)

- Member and Moderator Roles (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/36324782/#105472062)

- 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)

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