Wednesday, November 16th – Susan DeFreitas The Small Press Publishing Landscape

November 13, 2016 0 By JEANNIE

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 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 Room6:00pm – 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 or visit our website at

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 ( for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.