2021 APW Virtual State Conference

Making the Past Come Alive:

Stories from Days Gone By

Attend the 2021 State Virtual Conference

of Arizona Professional Writers

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9 a.m. —12 p.m. on Zoom

The conference is presented by Arizona Professional Writers (APW), a non-profit statewide organization of professional women and men in the communications field. The Conference is being brought to members and nonmembers at no charge by APW. To reserve your seat and receive notification of the Zoom link, register at Evenbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-from-days-gone-by-tickets-147437893709 You will need to register for both the Program open to the public and the general meeting, if you wish to attend both free sessions.

9-10 a.m. General meeting

• Reports from officers, chapters and committees.
• Voting for proposed slate of officers
• Recognition of Communications contest winners
• Announcement of APW Communicator of the Year

Open to the public, conference workshops are targeted to writers and those in the communication field. This year we are delighted to bring you two authors who write about days gone by and bring the past to life! Register at Evenbrite

10 – 11 a.m. “The Writings of Early Military Wives in Arizona” by Jan Cleere

Award-winning and noted Arizona historian Jan Cleere has just released her sixth historical nonfiction book, Military Wives in Arizona Territory: A History of Women Who Shaped the Frontier, detailing the lives of women who came west with their military husbands in the mid to late 1800s. Combining the words of these women with original research and tracing their movements from camp to camp, Jan shares the tragedies and triumphs they experienced.

 


11- 12 p.m. “Writing the Family Memoir, a Story of Seven Sisters” by Linda Pressman.
Linda Pressman is the author of Looking Up: A Memoir of Sisters, Survivors and Skokie. This is the story of growing up as the sixth of seven sisters and parents who have survived the unsurvivable, who land in Skokie, an idyllic northern suburb of Chicago, where they are suddenly free to live their lives, but find the past has arrived with them. Linda is an award-winning freelance writer, speaker, blogger and editor.

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