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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.

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  • Denise P.

    Great people make up this group. Awesome first experience. Will continue to attend.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • bob d.

    Thanks to everyone who helped me with my writing. I'm moving on now. I've hired a professional to edit my three books and probably won't be attending this meet-up again. I'll miss your great stories and hope to see you all in print someday. Now that Tom Clancy has passed, there is room at the top. Aim high.

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • Rhonda M.

      It was so nice to meet you, Bob! I wish you well and I admire your tenacity - but will miss seeing you at future workshops. Keep us posted on your good fortune! Rhonda

      October 2, 2013

  • CMAP

    Hi all, I'm not going to make it tonight, I've been feeling sick all day and tried to wait it out before canceling, to see if i felt better,but I think it's best i don't come. See you next week!!

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Marcos C.

    Hello everyone I'm new to the group, I am a recent college graduate as well. I have been told by many people that networking and surveying have been my strong suites. I am very passionate about the environment and I believe that I could expand my networking abilities through being able to effectively communicate my points and give people a reason to care. Although my writing is decent I want to make it great!

    October 1, 2013

  • Dale R.

    I am working on a book advocating a substantive change in the election process. My target publisher is a university press. I am hoping to improve my writing enough to bring it up to an acceptable level for a publisher that likes the content.

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I graduated last year from college and my minor was in writing. I recently had some writing published but I haven't written since and would like to stay again.

    September 29, 2013

  • Rhonda M.

    I'm excited about being at the meetup on Wed., Oct 2nd. It will be nice to meet some others who like to write, as do I!

    September 28, 2013

  • Rhonda M.

    I am only a beginner - a novice to the world of writing! I have loved writing all my life, but really don't know where to start - I am currently taking a Creative Non-fiction class and have done some work on a memoir essay...I'd like to attend a meetup and get to know some people with similar interests and get more involved in the world of writing! I would love to attend one of your meetings, mostly to get an idea of what you are all about and see if I would be welcomed there!

    September 28, 2013

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