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September, 2016 TypeRider is here!

The September, 2016 issue of TypeRider is now available for your reading pleasure. Read all about the upcoming State Conference and our exciting program presented by two nationally known speakers, Ric Hinkie and Raleigh Pinskey. If you’re not a member, find out how you can join now and your dues are good through the end of December 2017. You’ll also find information on both upcoming and past events held at the chapter level plus a boatload of upcoming writing events.  Also, in this issue, Betty Webb takes a journey though her pen drawer – yes, that’s right – to track her writing journeys. And Patricia Myers shares her Paris Journal from this summer. Liz Mastin tells us about the meaning and value of metaphors in writing poetry.


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.

Another opportunity to get together!

AZ History Convention logoIF YOU ARE GOING TO THE 2016 ARIZONA HISTORY CONVENTION IN YUMA, join APW for lunch on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The lunch starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. at the Da Boyz Italian Cuisine restaurant at 284 South Main St., Yuma.  According to MapQuest, this restaurant is 1 minute away from the Hilton Garden Inn & Pivot Point Conference Center where the Arizona History Convention is taking place.  You will have plenty of time to join us at 11:30 a.m. and have lunch without missing out on the Arizona History Convention morning and afternoon programs. We will order from the menu at Da Boyz with separate checks. Let us know to expect you by leaving an RSVP at Check your membership directory if you’d prefer to call Brenda or leave a message that way.

There is another Da Boyz restaurant in Yuma, so be sure to come to the right one, at 284 S. Main St. 85364. (928) 783-8383

Rim Country to meet March 16

The next APW Rim Country chapter meeting will be held on March 16th, 2016, at 1pm in the Library meeting room.

After brief announcements, our speaker will be Carole Mathewson.

California native Carole Emma Mathewson has resided in Payson, Arizona since 1992. Having majored in English and Early Childhood Education, she has been a preschool teacher and a secretary—executive and legal. She was a newspaper reporter/copy editor for 10 years.

Mathewson is the author of: The Waste of War—The Story of a Civil War Union Surgeon and his Nurse, published in December 2014; and The Hostess of Providence: A One-woman, One-act Play, presented by Mathewson on stage in 1985 and published in 2011. Both are available online at her Author Page on Amazon. Mathewson has three additional books in progress, and is ready to go to press with World War II on the Home Front.

Payson-area author Carole Emma Mathewson will speak about her book, The Waste of War: The Story of a Civil War Union Surgeon and his Nurse. Mathewson will discuss the nine chapters of the book. The story concerns her great-grandparents and their contribution to the Civil War. Her grandparents were Dr. Harley P. Mathewson, a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, and his wife Mary Sanborn Mathewson, who served as his nurse throughout the war. Mathewson devoted a number of years to researching the work, which is 336 pages in length.

Read the March TypeRider here!

You can read the latest information packed March 2016 TypeRider here! Read reports about past events, peruse the upcoming calendar of APW and other writing events plus news about members.

Join Jan Cleere at the Tucson Rodeo

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rodeo and the images captured by Hall of Fame rodeo photographer Louise Serpa at the 91st Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Feb. 20-28. Jan Cleere will be there with her latest book, “Never Don’t Pay Attention” The Life of Rodeo Photographer  Louise L. Serpa.
Look for Cleere’s booth on the Tucson rodeo grounds.


February TypeRider is here!

Get caught up on APW events and people. The February, 2016 issue is now available. You’ll find reports on meetings, information about upcoming APW and other writing events and more. Betty Webb shares her insights in “That Pesky First Chapter.” A copy of the notes from Shirin McGraham’s January presentation to the Colorado District meeting, “Writing for newspapers/Associated Press style” are included and may be printed for your referral.