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.

May TypeRider is here!

The May, 2016 TypeRider is now available. It’s another information-packed issue edited by Lynda Exley. You’ll find reports of district activities with informative speakers, Betty Webb’s article on pesky subplots, and loads of upcoming writing events and more.

Patricia Brooks to speak May 18 – Rim Country

Rim Country APW Chapter meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18th, Noon, at a NEW LOCATION: the Majestic Rim Retirement Living 310 East Tyler Parkway, Payson AZ. Patricia Brooks will be speaking on Write the Memoir You’re Afraid to Write.  This is a free event, open to the public. No RSVP required.
Patricia Brooks

Patricia Brooks

 

In an encouraging and insightful presentation, Patricia L. Brooks will help you capture your untold story that must be told.  Through her presentation:  “Write the Memoir you’re Afraid to Write” she will share with you how to write this memoir to your own satisfaction so you can face your fears, get past the facts and conquer the story’s emotional truth.

 With tips and techniques from her daring new second memoir, Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends, Patricia will inspire you to take the necessary steps to keep a working journal, write weekly goals and make no excuses about what you write.  She will stimulate your creative talents by showing you how to break through your silence, find your voice and give yourself permission to tell your story.
The workshop Objectives are to:
  • Understand the real Theme of your memoir
  • Learn to dig deep to get to the Soul of the story
  • Discover the Depth and Challenge of your memoir
The workshop Benefits are:
  • The Ability to reveal layers of your Heart and Hope
  • The Willingness to receive Insights and Wisdom
  • The Capacity to seek Personal Transformation
Hope to see you all there.
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