February 12, 2017 0 By JEANNIE

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 HouseCemeteries 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.


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.