We are pleased to announce the Arizona Professional Writers State Conference for 2016.
Theme: “Thrive as a Writer, Don’t Just Survive”
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Camelback Resort, 6302 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
For more information: Call 480-620-1358
Open to the public, conference workshops are targeted to writers and those in the communication field. See Registration form for meals and payment options.
Presented by Arizona Professional Writers (APW), a non-profit statewide organization of professional women and men in the communications field, in conjunction with the APW Annual State Conference and general meeting.
9 – 9:30 Registration and coffee.
9:45 a.m.“Fast Forward Your Career to Thrive as a Writer” by Ric Hinkie, nationally known speaker and senior business leader, author of Fast Forward Your Career, a book based on career success principles gleaned from interviews with 60 highly successful professionals from Apple, T-Mobile, Holmes Corporation and other organizations. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, discover how to manage your own brand rather than let others determine your future.
10:30 a.m. “How Are You Taking Charge of Your Destiny” by Raleigh Pinskey, author of six books about self-promotion, including 101 Ways to Promote yourself and Creating Gladitude, a life enrichment series. Find out what may be holding you back and how to find a success path to achieving your goals.
11:45 a.m. Lunch, with program honoring success of outstanding APW members, new officers and a brief general meeting.
1:15 p.m. “Maximize your Biz-Ability with Viz-Ability” by Raleigh Pinskey, president of The Raleigh Group, who will show how to use social media and other methods to put your name and products in front of your target audience over and over again. Her client history includes the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book, performers Sting, Paul McCartney, Herbie Mann plus many authors and speakers. ind out how to use effective digital media tools to expand your sphere of influence, boost book sales and create new income streams.
3:15 p.m. Closing comments and networking.
Download and print the Registration form. Reserve your seat by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The print and mail this registration form with check payable to Arizona Professional Writers, to Sheila Roe, 10800 E. Cactus Road, #10, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. If paying by credit card, complete the form, scan and email to email@example.com.
Download and print the APW State Conference 2016 Flyer with the above information and schedule.
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.
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.
- 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 Ability to reveal layers of your Heart and Hope
- The Willingness to receive Insights and Wisdom
- The Capacity to seek Personal Transformation
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.
Arizona Professional Writers is offering “What’s New in Self-Publishing,” a two-hour workshop for writers to hear from the experts and gain useful tips about this emerging publishing genre. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 E. Lafayette Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Registration with breakfast pastries and coffee starts at 9:30 a.m.
“What’s New in Self-Publishing” will feature a panel of industry experts, beginning with Linda F. Radke, president and founder of Five Star Publications, Inc., and author of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing and Linda F. Radke’s Promote Like a Pro, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the traditional, partnership and self-publishing arenas and serves as a publishing consultant.
- Connie Cockrell, a self-published author of 13 books who has been included in five anthologies and EverydayFiction.com after her daughter challenged her to write in 2011.
- Linda Smock, a retired elementary school teacher and children’s author who has self-published seven picture books on CreateSpace and Kindle in the last year. The books feature characters based on animals in her household and neighborhood.
- Brenda Warneka, an editor and writer, who has edited a variety of books, including the APW anthology “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012.”
Following the workshop, attendees are invited to meet for a no-host lunch at Kitchen 56, 3433 N. 56th St., Phoenix, Arizona.
Barbara Lacy, Phoenix Central District Director, states, “For over 50 years Arizona Professional Writers has offered writing workshops. Now we want to help emerging self-publishers achieve their goals.”
The workshop is free for members of Arizona Professional Writers and $10 for the public.
Please register in advance with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a credit card or mail a check to: Barbara Lacy, 5425 E. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. For more information, contact Barbara Lacy at 480-620-1358.
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