Meetings

APRIL 26: Open Mic – Poetry Month

by Jeannie on April 6, 2017

In celebration of Poetry Month, we invite you to bring your poetry and/or flash fiction (under 500 words please) to read at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26.

Reading time is limited. If you’d like to sign up ahead of time, email Steve Healey at sghealey@aol.com

 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room at 6:00 p.m.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928-864-8642, caccavelk@gmail.com, -or visit www.prescottwriters.com

 

2017 Programs*

May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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Published writers Carol Levin and Jeffery Kirkendall will present a workshop-type meeting on March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library. You’ll learn about and explore the phenomenon of writing from your subconscious. Information and experiences will be shared along with a guided meditation and writing exercise. Bring notepad and pen or pencil—no electronics please.

Carol Levin is a multi-genre published writer of short nonfiction, fiction and poetry. She teaches writing and Tai Chi, –and has a metaphysical background.
Jeffery Kirkendall is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He is working on a Doctorate in Social Justice at Prescott.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room at 6:00 p.m.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928-864-8642, caccavelk@gmail.com, -or visit www.prescottwriters.com.

2017 Programs*

April 26: Open Mike Poetry Month

May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

SATURDAY GROUP ENERGY WRITING TIME – MARCH 25, 2017

Free and open only to PWP members.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. come and write.  This is not a class but an opportunity to be in a creative space for three hours and simply write.   You don’t even share what you’re working on, just have a place to work without distractions.

* PWP workshops are free and open to paid members only. Like last year, there will be  several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year.  All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library. Like last year, there will be several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year.  All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library.

There is now a café in the library open on Saturdays! We do request that as each workshop nears you register ahead (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Katherine Caccavale, caccavalek@gmail.com.

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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FEBRUARY 22: PARKER ANDERSON– ALL ABOUT RESEARCH

by Jeannie on February 12, 2017

Parker Anderson, author of several local history books, will address how to go about doing historical research. Some of the questions answered will be: In regards to fiction, how much leeway is acceptable as to accuracy? What are some good, reliable sources of research? In regards to word of mouth, how does one go about interviewing locals? What are the pros and cons of using firsthand, anecdotal information?

Parker Anderson is an Arizona native and a recognized historian in Prescott. He is the author of the books Elks Opera House, Cemeteries of Yavapai County,  Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery, and Wicked Prescott. He has written for “Days Past,” and the Blue Rose Theater.
Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library (7401 E. Civic Circle) Crystal Room.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928- 864-8642, caccavalek@gmail.com, -or visit www.prescottwriters.com

2017 Programs

  • March 22: Carol Levin–Writing From Your Subconscious
  • April 26: Open Mike Poetry Month
  • May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public
  • June 28: Diane Phelps TBA
  • July 26: PWP Member Networking
  • August 23: Birds of a Feather
  • September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources
  • October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience
  • November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series
  • December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 SATURDAY WRITING WORKSHOP*:

Jim Natal – Saturday, February 25th 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Images to Imagery

Renowned poet and Director of the Hassayampa Institute which presents the Literary Southwest here in Prescott.  He will give a three hour writing workshop on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library.  Any PWP member can attend.

* PWP workshops are free and open to paid members only. Like last year, there will be  several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year.  All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library.

There is now a café in the library open on Saturdays! We do request that as each workshop nears you register ahead (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Katherine Caccavale, caccavalek@gmail.com.

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Award-winning book cover designer Mariah Sinclair will share key things authors should consider when choosing a book cover design. at the Prescott Valley Public Library in the Crystal Room at 6:00 p.m. By using many examples, she will discuss the Do’s & Don’ts, stock image licensing, budgets, timelines, and what to expect when working with a book cover designer.
 
For most of her career Mariah worked as a graphic designer and marketer for advertising agencies serving Fortune 500 companies, the City of Los Angeles as well as other government entities. Now she focuses exclusively on designing book covers for independent authors. Her goal is to create beautiful, engaging book covers that help authors sell books. You can see examples of her work at www.mariahsinclair.com.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library (7401 E. Civic Circle) Crystal Room.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928- 864-8642, caccavalek@gmail.com, -or visit www.prescottwriters.com

2017 Programs

January 25: Mariah Sinclair on book cover design entitled “How to Judge a Book by its Cover” 

February 22: Parker Anderson on writing about history.

March 22: Carol Levin–Writing From Your Subconscious

April 26: Open Mike Poetry Month

May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

SATURDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS – Free and open only to PWP members.

Jim Natal – Saturday, February 25th 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Like last year, there will be several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year. All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library.

There is now a café in the library open on Saturdays!

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Author, editor and educator Susan DeFreitas was raised in rural Michigan but traveled extensively, especially in the Caribbean and feels this made her a storyteller.  She moved to Prescott and graduated from Prescott College.  She says about Arizona, “I fell in love with the Arizona high country – the moods of the land, the seasons, the mountains, the history, the people.” 

Her main focus is fiction but also nonfiction and poetry.  She will talk about small press publishing.  An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season (Harvard Square Editions, 2016) and a contributor at Litreactor.com. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications. 

PWP general meetings are held at the Prescott Valley Public Library, in the Crystal Room, 6:00pm – 7:45pm.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of our meetings. For more information about the individual meetings or about joining PWP, contact Marian Powell, Membership Chairperson. You may email her at mepowell@cableone.net or visit our website at PrescottWriters.com.

Upcoming Meetings:

November 16, 2016    The Small Press Publishing Landscape w/Susan Defreitas              

December 14, 2016     Christmas Party

Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

2017 Presentations:

January 25, 2017: Mariah Sinclair: The Importance of Book Covers

February 22, 2017: Parker Anderson: Something like, How to write on obscure topics through research and love

March 22, 2017: Carol Levin: Writing from the Subconscious

April 26, 2017: Open Mic for Poetry (poetry month)

We need volunteers! and have such a wonderful pool of talent among our membership. If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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October 26th –  Dr. Cynthia Roses-Thema 5 Tricks to Treat Your Writing Process More Creatively! All writers need tools that help generate material, edit material and assist in the overall process of writing. In this presentation, Cynthia Roses-Thema, currently a professor at ASU, will demonstrate five of the helpful tricks she learned during her time writing her three books, her four years writing for newspapers/magazines and yes, academia!

This meeting will be held in the Auditorium on the first floor.

 

Upcoming Meetings:

November 16, 2016    The Small Press Publishing Landscape w/Susan Defreitas

December 14, 2016     Christmas Party

Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

2017 Presentations:

January 25, 2017: Mariah Sinclair: The Importance of Book Covers*

February 22, 2017: Parker Anderson: Something like, How to write on obscure topics through research and love

March 22, 2017: Carol Levin: Writing from the Subconscious

April 26, 2017: Open Mic for Poetry (poetry month): Steve Healey to moderate

May 24, 2017: Layne Longfellow: Oration, how to read for the public

June 28, 2017: Self-Publishing Panel coordinated by Susan Lanning

*Not yet committed

We need volunteers! and have such a wonderful pool of talent among our membership. If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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Elaine Greensmith Jordan, winner of the Grand Prize of the Southwest Literary Festival, will speak at the Professional Writers of Prescott general meeting on September 28th at 6:00 at the Prescott Valley Library in the Children’s Reading Room on the 2nd floor. The public is invited.

A popular speaker, past president of Professional Writers, and published author, Jordan will outline basic principles for anyone interested in writing fiction, memoir, or poetry—just beginning or already advanced. She will present thoughts on the creative process and an outline of matters to consider in moving toward publication.

Jordan, a Prescott author, is a retired teacher and minister now teaching writing and theater in the Yavapai College Lifelong Learning program. Excerpts from her memoir, Mrs. Ogg played the Harp: Memories of Church and Love in the High Desert, won awards from the San Francisco branch of American PEN Women, Bayou Magazine, and the California Writers Club. Her essays have appeared in South Loop Review, Alligator Juniper, Passages, The Georgetown Review, The American Journal of Nursing and other journals and anthologies.

Upcoming Meetings*:

**October 26, 2016    Research and Resources with Susan Lanning & Ted Johnson

November 16, 2016    The Small Press Publishing Landscape with Susan Defreitas

December 14, 2016     Christmas Party

**October 16 meeting = Auditorium

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

Member perks for 2016: The following workshops are scheduled for 2016. All are on a Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Prescott Valley Public Library. There will be a ½ – 1-hour lunch scheduled and each room has a refrigerator. There are also several places close by to get a sandwich. Each of the following workshops are free to members. We do request that as each workshop nears you register for that particular one (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Steve Healey, sghealey@aol.com.

Upcoming Workshops: September 24, 2016: “Writing with Group Energy V” with Marian  Powell and Jeannie Leighton. Children’s Program Room (second floor)

We need volunteers! and have such a wonderful pool of talent among our membership. If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

2017 Presentations:

January 25, 2017: Mariah Sinclair: The Importance of Book Covers*

February 22, 2017: Parker Anderson: Something like, How to write on obscure topics through research and love

March 22, 2017: Carol Levin: Writing from the Subconscious

April 26, 2017: Open Mic for Poetry (poetry month): Steve Healey to moderate

May 24, 2017: Layne Longfellow: Oration, how to read for the public

June 28, 2017: Self-Publishing Panel coordinated by Susan Lanning

*Not yet committed

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August 24, 2016: Birds of A Feather

by Jeannie on August 18, 2016

Birds of a Feather flock together.  We break up into groups by our favorite genre.  Find out who else in PWP shares your interests.

PWP general meetings are held at the Prescott Valley Public Library, in the Crystal Room, 6:00pm – 7:45pm unless otherwise noted.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of our meetings. For more information about the individual meetings or about joining PWP, contact Marian Powell, Membership Chairperson. You may email her at mepowell@cableone.net or visit our website at PrescottWriters.com.

Upcoming Meetings*:

**September 28, 2016  Creative Writing 101:  How to Write Novels, Memoir and Poetry: A Crash Course with Elaine Jordan.       **held in the Children’s Program Reading Room (2nd floor)

**October 26, 2016    Research and Resources  with Susan Lanning & Ted Johnson      **held in the Auditorium

November 16, 2016    The Small Press Publishing Landscape with Susan Defreitas

December 14, 2016     Christmas Party

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

Member perks for 2016: The following workshops are scheduled for 2016. All are on a Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Prescott Valley Public Library. There will be a ½ – 1-hour lunch scheduled and each room has a refrigerator. There are also several places close by to get a sandwich. Each of the following workshops are free to members. We do request that as each workshop nears you register for that particular one (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Steve Healey, sghealey@aol.com.

Upcoming Workshops:

September 24, 2016: “Writing with Group Energy V” with Marian Powell and Jeannie Leighton. Children’s Program Room (second floor)

We need volunteers! and have such a wonderful pool of talent among our membership. If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

 

2017 Presentations:

January 25, 2017: Mariah Sinclair: The Importance of Book Covers*

February 22, 2017: Parker Anderson: Something like, How to write on obscure topics through research and love

March 22, 2017: Carol Levin: Writing from the Subconscious

April 26, 2017: Open Mic for Poetry (poetry month): Steve Healey to moderate

May 24, 2017: Layne Longfellow: Oration, how to read for the public

June 28, 2017: Self-Publishing Panel coordinated by Susan Lanning

*Not yet committed

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July 27, 2016 – Networking

by Jeannie on July 20, 2016

What is networking? It is a chance for PWP members to talk to each other about writing, works-in-progress, publishing adventures, and pretty much anything to do with the writing process. Our very own Steve Healey will moderate this open discussion.

PWP general meetings are held at the Prescott Valley Public Library, in the Crystal Room, 6:00pm – 7:45pm.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of our meetings. For more information about the individual meetings or about joining PWP, contact Marian Powell, Membership Chairperson. You may email her at mepowell@cableone.net or visit our website at PrescottWriters.com.

Upcoming Meetings*:

August 24, 2016:  Birds of a Feather – discover who else writes in your genre and join in breakout group discussions

September 28, 2016:  Creative Writing 101: How We Write Novels, Memoir, and Poetry – with Elaine Jordan (this meeting will be held in the Children’s Program Reading Room on the 2nd floor)

October 26, 2016:  Research and Resources – with Ted Johnson and Susan Lanning (this meeting will be held in the Auditorium)

November 16, 2016:  Your Writing Future – with Jeannie Leighton

December 14, 2016:  Annual Holiday Party (for members and their guests)

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

Member perks for 2016:

The following workshops are scheduled for 2016. All are on a Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Prescott Valley Public Library. There will be a ½ – 1-hour lunch scheduled and each room has a refrigerator. There are also several places close by to get a sandwich. Each of the following workshops are free to members. We do request that as each workshop nears you register for that particular one (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Steve Healey, sghealey@aol.com.

Upcoming Workshops:

September 24, 2016: “Writing with Group Energy V” with Marian Powell and Jeannie Leighton. Children’s Program Room (second floor)

We need volunteers!  If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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To all PWP members and the general public: OK. We know most of you don’t write poetry. In fact, you’ve probably never even thought about writing poetry. Well, we’re giving you a reason to think about it. The Professional Writers of Prescott is asking all its members to write a short poem. We would like you to bring it and read it at the next regular meeting on Wednesday, June 22. Your poem can be about anything. It can rhyme or not. Maybe you would like to put the trials and tribulations into poetry of dealing with family while writing your memoir. It’s possible the space captain in your newest sci-fi novel is ready to wax poetic about the stars while traveling to Betelgeuse. For all you romance writers out there, this is a no-brainer. And to all of you that do write poetry, there is no excuse for you not to shine for your peers that night. All we ask is that you keep it to five minutes. After everyone who wants to read has read, we will hopefully have additional time for you to present more poetry if you bring additional material. The reading order will be determined on a first to sign up/first to read basis. So join us on June 22 at 6 PM at the Prescott Valley Library for PWP’s first Bring a Poem to the Meeting Night. If you want to be on the reading list, please drop me an email at sghealey@aol.com and put “Poetry Night” in the subject area. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you then.

PWP general meetings are held at the Prescott Valley Public Library, in the Crystal Room, 6:00pm – 7:45pm.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of our meetings. For more information about the individual meetings or about joining PWP, contact Marian Powell, Membership Chairperson. You may email her at mepowell@cableone.net or visit our website at PrescottWriters.com.

Upcoming Meetings*:

July 27, 2016:  Networking – connect with other members of PWP

August 24, 2016:  Birds of a Feather – discover who else writes in your genre and join in breakout group discussions

September 28, 2016:  Creative Writing 101: How We Write Novels, Memoir, and Poetry – with Elaine Jordan (this meeting will be held in the Children’s Program Reading Room on the 2nd floor)

October 16, 2016:  Research and Resources – with Ted Johnson and Susan Lanning (this meeting will be held in the Auditorium)

November 16, 2016:  Your Writing Future – with Jeannie Leighton

December 14, 2016:  Annual Holiday Party (for members and their guests)

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

Member perks for 2016:

The following workshops are scheduled for 2016. All are on a Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Prescott Valley Public Library. There will be a ½ – 1-hour lunch scheduled and each room has a refrigerator. There are also several places close by to get a sandwich. Each of the following workshops are free to members. We do request that as each workshop nears you register for that particular one (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Steve Healey, sghealey@aol.com.

Upcoming Workshops:

September 24, 2016: “Writing with Group Energy V” with Marian Powell and Jeannie Leighton. Children’s Program Room (second floor)

We need volunteers! and have such a wonderful pool of talent among our membership. If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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