2022 APW State Conference

Getting back in the spirit: Kick up your writing!

Attend the 2022 State Conference

of Arizona Professional Writers

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10 a.m. —  3 p.m.

held at

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The conference is presented by Arizona Professional Writers (APW), a non-profit statewide organization of professional women and men in the communications field. We invite both members and nonmembers. The conference includes two excellent speakers, a salad lunch in the garden, and a private tour of the museum. Free parking is available.

The entire program is $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, $75 to register and pay at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Evenbrite at {https://www.eventbrite.com/…….. } If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to APW and mail to Jaimie Bruzenak, 3003 W Broadway Blvd, #124, Tucson, AZ 85745. If you have questions, contact Jaimie by email or by phone at 928-607-3181 (leave a message and she’ll return your call).

9:30-10:30 Registration and check in

10-10:45 a.m. General business meeting

Conference Workshops  This year we are delighted to bring you two authors with ideas to “kick up your writing!” Register at Evenbrite

11 – 12 a.m. “TOP TEN REASONS YOUR BOOK ISN’T SELLING AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT” Dr. Karen M. Bryson (Dr. B)

DR. KAREN M. BRYSON is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 50 books. She is the host of THE CURIOUS PROFESSOR podcast. Karen works with authors, and those aspiring to be, as a book strategist, authorship coach, and certified book marketing professional. Karen and her husband are the owners of Short on Time Books, a boutique publishing company. When she not writing or podcasting, Karen works as a tenured university professor. Karen integrates the power of story in all aspects of her life as a teacher, writer and podcaster. Her goal in all the content she creates is to entertain, inspire, motivate, educate and enlighten others. Check out Karen’s newest Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/motivatethemuse

12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch in the courtyard A choice of three salads will be available from Salads to Go. Salads have hearty portions and house-made dressings with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Cookies and water will also be served.

1- 2 p.m. “THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES: THE IMPORTANCE OF SHIFTING OUR MINDSET” by Brad Graber.

Authors are masters of storytelling. But what are the stories we tell ourselves? And how do these stories affect our craft? Shape our life experience? Impact our art?

Brad Graber will discuss the opportunities and challenges we face in our creative journey and how he worked to shift perspective in creating his latest novel, Boca by Moonlight, the story of George, a widower, who struggles to come to grips with his life as a single man in Boca Raton, Florida.

Boca by Moonlight is Brad’s fourth book and third novel. Brad writes because he grew up in a family where no one ever listened to him – so he made up stories about them. He’s the award-winning author of The Intersect, After the Fall, and a collection of essays in What’s That Growing in My Sour Cream?

Brad also writes a monthly humor blog: There, I Said It! He lives in Phoenix with his husband, Jeff. For more information on Brad, check out his website at: BradGraber.com

2-3 Museum tour – Private, docent-led tour. The museum is open until 5 so take your time!

Resources:

  • Purchase tickets online. $50 APW members, $60 nonmembers. Go to Evenbrite. Checks should be made payable to APW and mailed to Jaimie Bruzenak, 3003 W Broadway Blvd, #124, Tucson, AZ 85745.
  • If you have questions, contact Jaimie by email or by phone at 928-607-3181.
  • For directions and location of free parking see ScottsdaleMuseumWest.org
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