September, 2016 TypeRider is here!

The September, 2016 issue of TypeRider is now available for your reading pleasure. Read all about the upcoming State Conference and our exciting program presented by two nationally known speakers, Ric Hinkie and Raleigh Pinskey. If you’re not a member, find out how you can join now and your dues are good through the end of December 2017. You’ll also find information on both upcoming and past events held at the chapter level plus a boatload of upcoming writing events.  Also, in this issue, Betty Webb takes a journey though her pen drawer – yes, that’s right – to track her writing journeys. And Patricia Myers shares her Paris Journal from this summer. Liz Mastin tells us about the meaning and value of metaphors in writing poetry.

APW State Conference, October 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce the Arizona Professional Writers State Conference for 2016.

Theme: “Thrive as a Writer, Don’t Just Survive”
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Camelback Resort, 6302 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
For more information: Call 480-620-1358

Open to the public, conference workshops are targeted to writers and those in the communication field.  See Registration form for meals and payment options.

Presented by Arizona Professional Writers (APW),  a non-profit statewide organization of professional women and men in the communications field, in conjunction with the APW Annual State Conference and general meeting.

SCHEDULE
9 – 9:30 Registration and coffee.

Ric Hinkie

Ric Hinkie

9:45 a.m.“Fast Forward Your Career to Thrive as a Writer” by Ric Hinkie, nationally known speaker and senior business leader, author of  Fast Forward Your Career, a book based on career success principles gleaned from interviews with 60 highly successful professionals from Apple, T-Mobile, Holmes Corporation and other organizations. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, discover how to manage your own brand rather than let others determine your future.

 

Raleigh Pinskey

Raleigh Pinskey

10:30 a.m. “How Are You Taking Charge of Your Destiny” by Raleigh Pinskey, author of six books about self-promotion, including 101 Ways to Promote yourself  and Creating Gladitude, a life enrichment series. Find out what may be holding you back and how to find a success path to achieving your goals.

11:45 p.m. Lunch, with program honoring success of outstanding APW members, new officers and a brief general meeting.

1:15 p.m. “Maximize your Biz-Ability with Viz-Ability” by Raleigh Pinskey, president of The Raleigh Group, who will show how to use social media and other methods to put your name and products in front of your target audience over and over  again. Her client history includes the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book, performers Sting, Paul McCartney, Herbie Mann plus many authors and speakers. ind out how to use effective digital media tools to expand your sphere of influence, boost book sales and create new income streams.

3:15 p.m.   Closing comments and networking.

REGISTRATION

Download and print the Registration form. Reserve your seat by sending an email to apw.reservations@gmail.com. The print and mail this registration form with check payable to Arizona Professional Writers, to Sheila Roe, 10800 E. Cactus Road, #10, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. If paying by credit card, complete the form, scan and email to apw.reservations@gmail.com.

Download and print the APW State Conference 2016 Flyer with the above information and schedule.

August, 2016 TypeRider

Get a wonderful recap, complete with many photos, of the Payson Book Festival held July 23 at Gila Community College in Payson, AZ in the August, 2016 issue of TypeRider. Patricia Myers shares her Paris 2016 Journal. Betty Webb tells the how she got her idea for Llama of Death. It’s quite humorous! Plus lots of writing-relating activities that are coming up are listed in the Calendar. Take a peek!

Betsy Batish scholarship awarded

From the Arizona High School Rodeo Association

Rodeo queen, Betsy Rice Batish (Photo from the Arizona High School Rodeo Association)

The first Betsy Rose Memorial Scholarships were awarded at the a banquet on June 11 for the Arizona High School Rodeo Association. Betsy’s parents attended and her husband, Lt. Colonel Paul Batish (U.S. Air Force), presented the gifts. Both recipients plan to attend Arizona colleges or universities next year.

Betsy Rice Batish was a member of National Federation of Press Women, and won numerous writing awards from this organization between 2000 and 2014. She was an artist, photojournalist, Equestrian and Rodeo Queen and she can be remembered at www.betsyrose.org. She passed away September 2015 from cancer at the young age of 37.

Read the article in the July 8, 2016 Payson Roundup.

July 2016 TypeRider is here!

The July 2016 TypeRider is now available. Just click on the link. Inside you’ll find information about the upcoming APW State Convention to be held October 15. Find out more about the Payson Book Festival to be held July 23 at Gila Community College in Payson. Betty Webb continues her series of articles with “Pay attention to the world around you” and Liz Mastin helps poets with “The joy of prosody: Saving a bad poem?” There are writing events for every genre. Check them out! Plus so much more.

APW State Conference announced

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW TO ATTEND THE  APW CONFERENCE IN SCOTTSDALE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Plan to attend the 2016 APW State Conference on Saturday, October 15, at Scottsdale Camelback Resort, 6302 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. The APW State Board of Directors is planning an amazing professional development program titled “How to Thrive as a Writer, Not Just Survive.”

The educational portion of the program is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It includes lunch. Watch the future issues of the APW newsletter for more details.

June 2016 TypeRider

Take a look at another information-packed issue of the TypeRider. The June 2016 issue is available. Our districts have been active – read their reports. Betty Webb offers us a column titled “Method acting works great for writers.” Skirting Traditions is now available in ebook format. And find out more about the NFPW convention coming up in Kansas City, the Payson Book Festival plus loads of writing events.