May 24: Feelings into Words: How to Read Your Work to An Audience

May 7, 2017 0 By JEANNIE

Dr. Layne Longfellow will prepare you for the public reading of your work in his presentation in the auditorium of the Prescott Valley Library at 6:00 p.m.

“Readers love good oratory for the reason they love good writing — the felt joy of language. Good writing deserves good oratory, and is preserved by it,” according to Dr. Longfellow.

The presenter, Dr. Layne Longfellow, was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame in 1986. He has read the works of authors from H W Longfellow to Leonard Cohen to Billy Collins at venues throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is the narrator of “The Mountain Waits,” “The Story of the Acadians,” and travelogues for northern Maine, featured on Maine PBS.
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, visit

*The May 24th meeting will be held in the auditorium

2017 Programs*

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