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Phoenix chapter meeting June 22

Hi  Phoenix Professional Writers,
Our new Arizona Professional Writers President, Marie Fasano, Payson, wants to get to know all current and former Phoenix area members.  She and her committee are planning a Fall conference in Phoenix and finding other ways to revitalize the Phoenix chapter of APW.
So, join me for an iced tea break with Marie and other members of APW at my home. We are meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019, at my house in Paradise Valley, Az. 85253. Email me for the address.
I look forward to reconnecting with you!
Barbara Lacy
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More At-Large Communication Contest winners!

APW had several winners in the National Federation of Press Women’s At-Large Communication Contest. Two members won honorable mention for their entries.

Dianne Ebert Beeaff won honorable mention in the category- “Short Stories- Single Story,” for A Packet of Arthritis Pills in the Potomac Review Issue 62, Spring 2018.

Jan Cleere won two honorable mentions in the category- “Columns/General.” Jan won for her articles in Western Women columns that she writes for the Tucson Arizona Daily Star.

Congratulations to both!

NFPW is a nationwide organization of women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum, including print and electronic journalism, freelancing, new media, books, public relations, marketing, graphic design, photography, advertising, radio and television.

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.

January 2017 APW events

January APW events:

Jan. 10: Noon. APW Colorado River Chapter Regular Monthly Luncheon. Lisa’s Bistro, 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City. Program: Writer’s Roundtable. The “roundtable” program will consist of questions and answers by attendees about writing and related matters. Questions should be submitted in writing to
the chairperson. Open to the public. Free to attend. Attendees order lunch from the menu with separate checks. Info and RSVP: Brenda Warneka.

January 15 – APW Board meeting in Tempe. Also, meeting of Central District. Watch for details.

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.

Author Jan Cleere to speak to Central District April 1, 2016

APW member Jan Cleere from Tucson discusses her new book, “Never Don’t Pay Attention: The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa,”Cleere Jan Author Pic at the monthly APW Central District meeting. Jan will talk about what it took to write her proposal for the book as well as share her chapter outlines submitted to the publishers. Also, she will reveal what it takes to market a book in today’s publishing world. Bring your questions and writing friends.
Friday, April 1, 2016
10 a.m.-noon
Registration starts with coffee and pastry at 9:30 a.m.
Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 East Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix.
(Building is at the end of the parking lot.)
Free to APW members. Non-members $10 paid ahead or $15 at the door.
Please RSVP: apw.reservations@gmail.com or call Barbara Lacy 480-620-1358
Lunch follows at nearby Kitchen 56 from the menu/ separate checks.

April 2016 TypeRider

The April, 2016 issue of TypeRider is here. As usual, it is loaded with articles and upcoming writing events. Find summaries of past district programs and descriptions of upcoming ones. The Payson Book Festival is on track for July 23 and you can find out how to participate. You’ll want to read Betty Webb’s article, “Me and My Shadow Self,” and how to make your writing more appealing to the reader. Improve your craft by marking and attending some of the many events listed in the Calendar section that will be offered this spring.