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.
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.
Dig 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 email@example.com, 928-607-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And, yes, wear that western attire! Yipee ki yea!
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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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Amazon is going to start bundling books with their ebooks, including some books they’ve had available for years. You’ll be able to get the ebook version of books you buy or have bought between no additional cost to $2.00. Authors will receive royalties on bundled ebooks in the MatchBook program based on the ebook bundled price. Amazon expects it to boost overall sales. The program will launch in October. Read more at Publishers Weekly.
Sixteen overnight APW members, spouses, and and including four non-member writers, plus three others who came during the day, attended the writer’s retreat at the Merritt Center just north of Payson, under the Mogollon Rim.
Tucked away in tall ponderosa pines, the secluded mountain lodge provided time to relax, a choice of activities and good food. A number of activities such as creating a vision board, journaling, taking creative photos, and writing exercises were offered. Many did their own thing. Hammocks invited relaxation, nearby woods begged to be explored. Several walked the native stone labyrinth. One spouse painted, another explored nearby attractions.
Betty Merritt, owner and founder, gave us a history of the lodge and shared her mission of helping veterans. We also gathered at mealtimes and got to know each other better. The food was delicious with plenty of snacks in between.
Saturday night we were fortunate to have entertainment. Gail Hearne gave a presentation on Leo the MGM Lion when he spent unexpected time in the wilderness in Rim Country. After that Kathleen Kelly & Jim West entertained us in the patio with a variety of music.
Sunday morning Betty Merritt led those who wanted to go on a short hike up to a sacred Native American site and invited us to participate in a ceremony.
After the hike and breakfast, some participated in writing exercises.
We wrapped up with a delicious lunch and group photo. Pam Stevenson presented Betty with a copy of Skirting Traditions, signed by the authors who were there. It was a relaxing but refreshing experience. Everyone came away with something valuable.
Photos by Carol Osman Brown, Bill Stevenson, Jaimie Bruzenak, Barbara Lacy and Gail Hearne.