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President’s Message May 2019

This has been a month of travel for me for happy and sad reasons. My family held a memorial for my sister, Fran in Long Island, New York near where we grew up. Her children and grandchildren put together a video about her life. They truly honored their “Grammie.” It brought back many memories of growing up in the city. The good part, as with any reunion, was connecting with my diverse family. We then drove to Colorado for a grandson’s high school graduation. As we traveled, I noticed all the variety of colorful blooms from the dessert to the snow peaked mountains.

 

It reminds me that May also brings the flowering of new ideas. Our plans to revitalize the organization are coming to fruition. This month we finalized our fall conference. On September 28, 2019 we will join the Arizona Newspapers Association for a joint conference at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona.

The morning sessions will be the APW gathering and general meeting. The luncheon with a guest speaker and afternoon sessions will be of interest to both APW/ANA members. APW has not had an annual conference for a few years and this was one of my goals on becoming President. So be ready to hear more about the conference on our website and Facebook page.

 

The Rim Country Chapter has completed its school literacy project together with Gila County Library District and the Payson Book Festival, Inc. Through its after-school program, Payson Community Kids now has a book written and illustrated by the children that will be sold at the Payson Book Festival. Their MicrozineWorkshop with Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski and sixth-grade students at Rim Country Middle School produced many Micropoetry books.

 

Barbara Lacy, director of the Phoenix Chapter and I are planning a gathering of the Phoenix area members at her home on Saturday, June 22 , 10-11 a.m. Take an hour out of your day to join us. We would like to connect with all the Phoenix members. Plan to be there to get an update on APW happenings and future plans. Contact Barbara at blacy1@cox.net.

 

To promote APW, I am planning to attend an inaugural meeting in June of The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing #PhxLitServ, a network for creative writing community organizers to come together and work towards common goals. I hope to make some important contacts and reach new members. 

 

The Bylaws Committee continues to look at what needs changing in our evolving organization. As a member you can view the Bylaws on the member page of our website. We would be pleased to have member input for needed changes. If you don’t have the code for the member page contact our webmaster Jaimie Bruzenak calamityjaimie@gmail.com

 

Keep Writing,

 

Marie Fasano
President

Arizona Professional Writers

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President’s Message – April 2019

April, 2019

“Those April Showers bring May flowers.” What beautiful carpets of flowers we have throughout Arizona because of all the rain this year. On a personal note, the song was one my sister and I sang about three years in a row as children in Mt. Manor, Pennsylvania at talent shows each year. She recently passed away and that song and picture came to mind.

Bobbie Bennett, first VP and Event Planner, and I continue to work on the fall conference. The date is still fluid at this time and as soon as we select a venue and set a date we’ll let you know. It’s good to have members who know the history of the organization and Carol Osman Brown has been a wonderful help to these new officers in sharing the history and helping with the planning.

Since I reside in the Rim Country District I want to tell you what we are doing to promote literacy. Perhaps this will encourage other chapters to do more outreach. Many of you know about the successful Payson Book Festival, now in its 5th year. This year we have several pre-festival workshop projects. Elaine Votruba with the Gila County Library, Public Services is joining the Payson Book Festival on three projects. One project, with the non-profit Payson Community Kids, is working with youngsters to write their own books that will be sold at the Payson Book Festival for all to see. Proceeds will benefit the Community Kids. The older children are preparing a puppet show for the Festival in our “Kids Zone.” The children are excited to be part of the Festival.

Most of my activities these days are devoted to putting together media, planning radio interviews and writing articles to promote the Payson Book Festival.

We want to hear about your writing and new books. Let Jaimie Bruzenak, website and Facebook administrator, know about your projects. Let’s continue to share what we are doing.

There is much in the news now about journalists’ rights. How timely this is since the theme for our upcoming state conference is the First Amendment. We have not had a gathering of Arizona Professional Writers for several years and we are looking forward to meeting members this fall.

Keep Writing,

Marie Fasano

APW State Conference, October 15, 2016

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.

SCHEDULE
9 – 9:30 Registration and coffee.

Ric Hinkie

Ric Hinkie

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.

 

Raleigh Pinskey

Raleigh Pinskey

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.

REGISTRATION

Download and print the Registration form. Reserve your seat by sending an email to apw.reservations@gmail.com. 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 apw.reservations@gmail.com.

Download and print the APW State Conference 2016 Flyer with the above information and schedule.

APW State Conference announced

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW TO ATTEND THE  APW CONFERENCE IN SCOTTSDALE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Plan to attend the 2016 APW State Conference on Saturday, October 15, at Scottsdale Camelback Resort, 6302 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. The APW State Board of Directors is planning an amazing professional development program titled “How to Thrive as a Writer, Not Just Survive.”

The educational portion of the program is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It includes lunch. Watch the future issues of the APW newsletter for more details.