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APW member Beverly Raphael Konik Dies

Beverly Raphael Konik, owner of Write Visions Communications, worked as a free-lance writer. She served for more than a decade as state treasurer of Arizona Professional Writers (APW) and was in this capacity on the APW State Board of Directors until her death on Nov. 6, 2017. Bev passed away in her sleep after battling cancer for a brief time. She enjoyed friendships with many APW members who appreciated her quick wit, great sense of humor and compassion for others.

Bev joined APW in 1995 and also was a member of the National Federation of Press Women. A respected freelance writer, she used her strong writing, organization and research skills as a volunteer working on many APW projects. These included APW high school student scholarships, educational programs for journalists and organizing state conferences. Bev was an avid reader with a strong curiosity and love of travel. She delighted in meeting authors and helped secure grants for the Payson Book Festival, an APW literacy project.

Born Dec. 28, 1938 in Pittsburg, PA, Bev came to Arizona in 1975. She worked for the State of AZ in labor relations where she helped resolve conflicts and then worked for the City of Phoenix for more than 15 years.before retiring in 1996 to take care of her father. She was a community activist who mentored youth and helped promote positive changes in education, environment, wildlife and social issues.

She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Harvey of San Francisco, brother Barry Konigsford, and his wife Kitty Konigsford of Mt. Prospect (Chicago,) IL, and their children Brian Konigsford and Janice Konigsford, and Sue Jaeger, sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Konigsford, and parents Evelyn Konigsford and Lewis Konigsford.

A memorial service/celebration of life for Bev is scheduled for 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dec.2, 2017 at Christ’s Community Church, 3710 W. Orangewood, Phoenix, AZ 85051. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arizona Community Foundation, 602-381-1400 or www.az.foundation.org .

If you have memories or photos to share, you can send them to the APW Facebook page and to an email address established by the family: bevsmemorial2017@gmail.com .

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March TypeRider

The March 2017 TypeRider is now available! Find out more about Patricia Myers who recently passed away with stories about the many facets of her writing life and photos of her wearing her wonderful hats. Betty Webb has a humorous account of one of her book tours, “Writer Abandoned at Truck Stop” and Glennis McNeal writes of turning her family story into a compelling memoir in “Kicking the journalism habit.” Plus find out more about the national NFPW convention and upcoming events.

First TypeRider of 2017 is here!

The January 2017 TypeRider is here. Registration is now open for the third Payson Book Festival. Read reports of recent meetings of the Colorado River and Rim Country District Chapters. Betty Webb, in her column, asks “What is a real writer?” See if you measure up! You’ll also find information on the 2017 NFPW convention in Alabama plus many other upcoming writing events.

Time to renew your membership!

Our membership year runs the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. If you haven’t sent in your dues, it’s time to do so!

Click on the ABOUT tab and then on Join. You’ll find the link to NFPW website to renew. You must renew by December 31 to be eligible to participate in the Communications Contest. For APW only members, you’ll find a link to download the application for renewal and instructions on where to send your application and check.

Don’t miss out!

October, 2015 TypeRider

If you haven’t read the October, 2015 TypeRider, click on the link to do so. It’s another information-filled issue. Find out what events are coming up in Central, Colorado and Rim Country Districts.  Brenda Warneka reports and has pictures of the NFPW Convention in Anchorage in September.  Catch up with other members and peruse the long list of writing events coming up.

July TypeRider

The July, 2014 TypeRider is now available. Don’t miss this issue packed with information on the NFPW convention in South Carolina, upcoming events, winners in the NFPW 2014 national communication contest and more. Brenda Warneka writes on another pertinent topic in her column  “Writing and the Law” and shares her memories of the recently deceased Elizabeth Bruening Lewis, along with  Carol Osman Brown.  Lynda Exley introduces us to Linda F. Radke, president and founder of Chandler-based Five Star Publications, Inc. This is an issue you’ll want to be sure to read!

August 2013 TypeRider

This is another packed issue of TypeRider. Click on the link to read:  August_2013_APW_NEWSLETTER

Inside, read all about the upcoming NFPW Conference to be held Aug. 21 through 24  at the Marriott City Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tentative agenda of speakers is listed – it’s quite a line up. Brenda Warenka gives us the lowdown on the  Apple conspiracy to fix eBook prices in her “Writing and the Law” column.  Brenda also tells us more about APW member Arlene Sadev Uslander, a very prolific writer. You won’t want to miss all the writing events coming up. There is a smorgasbord to choose from. And see what members Patricia Myers and Jaimie Hall Bruzenak have been up to.

The deadline for the September issue is August 21. Send submissions, photos and art to Lynda Exley at exlent@aol.com.