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First TypeRider of 2016!

Thanks to editor Lynda Exley, our January, 2016 issue – the first of 2016 – is here! Read about the December holiday parties and an intriguing article, “Do words, gemstones have anything in common?” by Marion E. Gold. Three APW districts are holding meetings this month so be sure to mark them on your calendar. You’ll find several APW members presenting elsewhere and many writing events to inspire you and add to your knowledge coming up this month and beyond. If you are considering participating in the 2nd Payson Book Festival, read more about it and act soon before all available author tables are gone! Information on the NFPW Communication Contest is also included.


November, 2015 TypeRider is here!

Read the information-packed November, 2015 issue of the TypeRider. Lots going on in the districts and many writing events coming up. Catch up with members too. Thanks, Lynda Exley, our hard working editor, for another great issue!

Rim Country District meeting – March 18, 2015

Learn how to use your computer more effectively at a free program presented by Arizona Professional Writers (formerly Arizona Press Women) on March 18, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson.

Starting at noon in the community room, the group’s March meeting will feature speaker Ray Baxter, who teaches two computer courses at Gila Community College and is President of the Payson Area Computer Association. Baxter serves as Director of APCUG, an International Association of Technology and Computer User Groups. He also provides consulting services.

Many people encounter computer problems and find it difficult to keep up with changes in technology.  This computer expert will demystify programs, discuss security concerns and offer tips for success in his talk, “Using Your Computer More Effectively.”

This event is open to the public, free of charge. For more information, call 928-468-9269.


Time to enter the Communications Contest!

APW Members — Please click on the  2015 Communications Contest flyer with directions and links to the annual Communications Contest. APW is having their own contest but entries will be submitted electronically.

Entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 9. For work that must be submitted in hard-copy format, the entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 2.


Cheryl Kohout

Co-chair, Communications Contest

2015 Student Scholarship Competition announced

Arizona high school students planning to study journalism at an Arizona university or Arizona community college in the fall of 2015 are invited to apply for the $1,000 June Payne Memorial Journalism Scholarship.

Arizona Professional Writers, a statewide organization of professional communicators formerly known as Arizona Press Women, established the annual scholarship with funds honoring the memory of June Payne, a longtime member, journalist and photographer.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who intend to major in journalism at an accredited Arizona university or community college. Requirements include filling out an application, a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, two published [print, online or video] writing/reporting samples and a one-page letter from the student that describes her/his background and the reasons she/he wants to pursue a career in journalism.

Download the application here at APW Scholarship Application for 2015. For additional questions or to receive an application by email, contact the scholarship chair Joan Westlake – 480-968-8902 or jkwestlake@aol.com.

January 2014 TypeRider!

The January 2014 issue of the TypeRider is now available. Go to the newsletter page and then click on January 2014. This issue gives an explanation by Brenda Warneka on how to enter the 2014 Communications Contest. Warneka also writes about a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against Stephen King and the outcome. Read all about the holiday parties and print off a list of coming events. There’s a lot going on! (See pages 8 and 9.) And, there’s more!

APW Central District Holiday Party

You are invited!

APW Holiday Party

WHEN: 2-5 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013

WHERE: Home of Barbara Lacy at 5425 E. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ.

Please bring a dish to share (drinks will be provided) and a gift for a mother or child at Sojourners Center, Phoenix RSVP to apw.reservations@gmail.com or 480.620.1358