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APW Colorado River Chapter Meeting- April 11

APW COLORADO RIVER CHAPTER meets Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at noon at Lisa’s Bistro, 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City. Open to the public and free. Order from the menu with separate checks. We will be discussing possible upcoming projects. Optional: Bring one or two pages of your work for reading and editing by the group present.

Photo: Colorado River at Bullhead City – Laughlin, 1969.

January 2017 APW events

January APW events:

Jan. 10: Noon. APW Colorado River Chapter Regular Monthly Luncheon. Lisa’s Bistro, 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City. Program: Writer’s Roundtable. The “roundtable” program will consist of questions and answers by attendees about writing and related matters. Questions should be submitted in writing to
the chairperson. Open to the public. Free to attend. Attendees order lunch from the menu with separate checks. Info and RSVP: Brenda Warneka.

January 15 – APW Board meeting in Tempe. Also, meeting of Central District. Watch for details.

Author Jan Cleere to speak to Central District April 1, 2016

APW member Jan Cleere from Tucson discusses her new book, “Never Don’t Pay Attention: The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa,”Cleere Jan Author Pic at the monthly APW Central District meeting. Jan will talk about what it took to write her proposal for the book as well as share her chapter outlines submitted to the publishers. Also, she will reveal what it takes to market a book in today’s publishing world. Bring your questions and writing friends.
Friday, April 1, 2016
10 a.m.-noon
Registration starts with coffee and pastry at 9:30 a.m.
Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 East Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix.
(Building is at the end of the parking lot.)
Free to APW members. Non-members $10 paid ahead or $15 at the door.
Please RSVP: apw.reservations@gmail.com or call Barbara Lacy 480-620-1358
Lunch follows at nearby Kitchen 56 from the menu/ separate checks.

Writing the West!

bucking_horseDig out your cowboy hats and boots and join the APW Southern District “Writing the West” luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, El Charro Cafe, 311 N. Court Ave., Tucson. This is the day before the Arizona History Convention begins in Tucson, so out-of-towners going to the history convention should plan to join us. APW members and Tucson-based western history writers Jane Eppinga, Jane Cleere, and Barbara Marriott speak about their latest work and recommendations to attendees who might wish to start writing in this genre (nonfiction and fiction). Open forum with questions and answers follows speakers. Free to attend. Lunch is Dutch-treat. Info/RSVP: Jaimie Bruzenak calamityjaimie@gmail.com, 928-607-3181 or apw.reservations@gmail.com. And, yes, wear that western attire! Yipee ki yea!

Tuscon-area seminar on book publishing

APWs Jane Eppinga is one of three presenters at  “A Seminar on Book Publishing” sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association.  It is free and open to the public.

A SEMINAR ON BOOK PUBLISHING
Presented by the ARIZONA AUTHORS ASSOCIATION
http://www.azauthors.com
info@azauthors.com

Learn the best and worst of traditional publishing, self-publishing and e-publishing from authors who have books published in each of these fields.

Oro Valley Library
1305 W. Naranja Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

February 8, 2014
10:00—11:30 A.M.

Jane Eppinga

Award-winning author Jane Eppinga has had numerous books traditionally published including Arizona Twilight Tales; Nogales: Life and Times on the Frontier; Images of America (series): Tombstone, Tucson, Apache Junction and Superstition Mountains; Arizona Sheriffs: Badges and Bad Men; and They Made Their Mark: An Illustrated History of the Society of Woman Geographers. She has also written more than 300 articles for both popular and professional publications.

Mike Sedgwick

Born in Hampshire, England, Mike Sedgwick has traveled extensively and lived in Wales, Belgium, Minnesota, and Arizona. He began writing fiction, mostly short stories, in the 1980s and self-published his first novel, Bramdean, in 2010 for which he won first prize in the Arizona Authors Association Literary Competition. His other books include Of Heaven & Earth, Light on a Distant Shore, and Report from Mars. Mike also writes short stories in a wide range of genres.

Susan Dawson-Cook

Susan Dawson-Cook has e-published five romantic suspense novels under the pseudonym Sabrina Devonshire. Her books include Water Swimmer; Message from Viola Mari; Dangerous Descent (Love in the Labyrinths, Book 1); The Unseen (Love in the Labyrinths, Book 2); and Seaside Seduction. Her latest e-book, Never Let You Go, was released last month. As a certified fitness professional, she is a contributing editor to American Fitness magazine and often authors for Swimmer and The Romance Writers Report.

Creative non-ficton course

The Creative Writing program at Phoenix College  is offering a Creative Non-fiction class beginning in January 2014.  Besides honing participants’ creative writing skills, the class aims for those enrolled  to complete publishable work in this exciting new genre.
According to the “father” of Creative Non-fiction, Lee Gutkind,  this genre:
“is the dominant form in publications like The New Yorker, Esquire and Vanity Fair. You will even find creative nonfiction stories featured on the front page of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.”

If you’re interested, you can click here  for more information.

Eric Berge, OYO, English Department, Phoenix College
1202 W Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ  85013
phone | 602.285.7345
email | eric.berge@phoenixcollege.edu
website | www.phoenixcollege.edu

Brenda Warneka to speak to SSWW

Brenda Warneka

Brenda Warneka

Anthologies can be appealing to both readers and writers. For writers, contributing to an anthology is a way to be published without all the work an author normally does. For the writer/editor who puts an anthology together, there are more things to consider than simply writing a compelling  work. In addition to getting contributions, you must obtain rights and decide on any author payments or royalties, among other things.

APWs Brenda Warneka will be speaking about the process of assembling anthologies—from the original idea to the completed product at the monthly meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers on September 26. Most recently, Warneka was the project leader, overseeing the work of 18 members of Arizona Press Women, for the award-winning APW anthology, Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012. She is also a co-editor and co-writer of two other anthologies.

APW Anthology

APW Anthology

Brenda will be the speaker for the September 26  monthly dinner/speaker meeting of SSWW, which will be held from 5:3-0 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chaparral Suites Resort  in Scottsdale. Interested writers are invited to attend. Cost for non-SSWW members is $25, payable in cash or check. PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder,  Cell 480-250-5556 or patricia@plbrooks.com.

The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.

WHERE:   Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room

WHEN:     Thursday SEPT 26th, 2013 5:30-7:30 – special meeting date

PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder, Cell 480-250-5556 or patricia@plbrooks.com

MENU:  A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.

COST:  $22 for members – $25 for guests

CHECKS or cash:  Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in.

CHECK-IN:  Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45.  The meeting starts promptly at 6:00.  All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above.  Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night.