$500 scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors – April 25, 2017 deadline

$500 scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors -help spread the word!

Rim Country chapter of Arizona Professional Writers, a local non-profit group, is offering a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors in Rim Country. Eligible students must intend to study journalism or another area of the communication field at an accredited Arizona university or community college in fall of 2017.

Applications and supporting materials must be received by April 25, 2017.  Students or parents can find more information and an application at http://www.paysonbookfestival.org  Go to the website and click on the Scholarship tab to see requirements and download an application. Information also is available from scholarship counselors at Payson High School and other schools.

For questions contact carolosmanbb@gmail.com or call 928-468-9269.

2017 PBF Scholarship call flyer

 

APW Colorado River Chapter Meeting- April 11

APW COLORADO RIVER CHAPTER meets Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at noon at Lisa’s Bistro, 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City. Open to the public and free. Order from the menu with separate checks. We will be discussing possible upcoming projects. Optional: Bring one or two pages of your work for reading and editing by the group present.

Photo: Colorado River at Bullhead City – Laughlin, 1969.

April TypeRider

Editor Lynda Exley’s last issue – the April 2017 TypeRider is here. Find news about upcoming events including Rim Country’s April 19 meeting. Betty Webb talks about writer’s block in her column. And check the calendar for the many events coming up this month.

We are looking for a new editor. We appreciate all of Lynda’s hard work in producing an award-winning newsletter each month.

March TypeRider

The March 2017 TypeRider is now available! Find out more about Patricia Myers who recently passed away with stories about the many facets of her writing life and photos of her wearing her wonderful hats. Betty Webb has a humorous account of one of her book tours, “Writer Abandoned at Truck Stop” and Glennis McNeal writes of turning her family story into a compelling memoir in “Kicking the journalism habit.” Plus find out more about the national NFPW convention and upcoming events.

Patricia Myers, long-time active APW member, passes away

Patricia Myers

Patricia Myers

Patricia Myers, long-time APW member, passed away on Thursday, February 2. Readers of the TypeRider will be familiar with her Paris Journal, reports from her summer months spent in the city she loved. She was a jazz aficionado and was involved in writing about it and letting people know about jazz events.

From her obituary at AZCentral.com, “Myers’ column, “RIFFS: News from Out and About,” won several Arizona Professional Writers Awards, as did many of her reviews. She also maintained what Goldenthal call the “bible” of listings of live jazz in Arizona.” She wrote that column for 45 years.

Patricia was active in APW, serving as president, winner of the Communicator of Achievement award and assisted with publicity.

A Celebration of Life will be held sometime in April. Donations can be made to the Patricia Myers Scholarship, payable to Young Sounds of Arizona (a 501c3 nonprofit organization), 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix, 85006, or by calling 602-254-8838.

February 2017 TypeRider is here!

The February 2017 issue of the TypeRider is here.  Learn more about the life of long-time member Marion Peddle who passed away December 25, 2016. In her column, Betty Webb shares that she finds it hard not to write. Do you relate? Read Marie Fasano’s write up of the January Rim Country District meeting; CPA John Wilson talked about the business side of professional writing. And catch up with members who have been busy speaking to the pubic.

Upcoming February APW events:

  • Feb. 14: Noon. APW Colorado River Chapter, Regular Monthly Luncheon.
  • Feb. 26: time, location TBD. APW Board Meeting. Info: westwoman@aol.com.

See the newsletter for other writing events and news.

Former 1979 APW President Jackie Cobbledick passed away

Jacqueline Cobbledick

Jacquelyn Cobbledick

Jacquelyn Staats Cobbledick, 91, journalist and former president of APW, died December 20, 2016 in Tucson. Born in 1925 in Wheeling, WV to Edna Morford Staats and Paul Staats, Jackie was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, William Gordon (Bill) Cobbledick. She is survived by sons, Daniel W. Cobbledick (Sheila Wilensky) and Keith G. Cobbledick, of Tucson, and daughter, Beth Kane, of Catalina. She is also survived by grandson, Fenix (aka Connor) Cobbledick, of Philadelphia, and brother-in-law, Dorn Cobbledick of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Jackie and Bill met when she was nine and he was 10 in Russell Township, near Chagrin Falls, Ohio. An Ohio Wesleyan University journalism graduate, Jackie wrote ad copy for WREO radio in Ashtabula, Ohio, then was city editor for the Star Beacon newspaper in Ashtabula. In 1969 she moved to Tucson with her family, where she became associate director of the University of Arizona News Bureau. After earning her master’s in journalism, she was an assistant professor of journalism at the UA. She retired in 2008 from the Arizona Daily Star, where she served for years as a city editor. She couldn’t resist marking up almost every publication she read with a red pen! Jackie and Bill enjoyed camping and traveling all over the western U.S. She was well-known for her loving kindness and honesty. No one could ask for a better mom, and we will miss her very much.

No services were held.

A nice article appeared in the Arizona Daily Star about Jackie.