June Meeting

Please join us at noon Saturday, June 16th at the Blue Water Grill located at 16th street and Camelback Road. Four members of the Phoenix Writers Club will be speaking on a variety of topics. Our scheduled speakers are:

Jan Krulick-Belin: Jan Krulick-Belin is a museum /art consultant, art/jewelry historian, lecturer, and author of the award-winning Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II. She holds a BA in art history from SUNY, Binghamton, and master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Jody Sharpe:

Jody Sharpe is the author of two novels:

The Angel’s Daughter and To Catch an Angel. She began

writing about loss when her daughter, Kate, passed away years ago. But one day months later she thought she may have encountered a real angel. Jody had a epiphany to write novels about angels living as humans in a town where no one knows the secret.

Katrina Shawver (Moderator): Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, blogger, speaker, and the author of the award-winning Henry – A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, an award-winning nonfiction biography released in 2017 to high praise. She holds a BA from the University of Arizona in English/Political Science, and began her writing career more than twenty years ago by writing hundreds of newspaper columns for the Arizona Republic.

Mark Walker: Mark D. Walker is the author of the award-winning memoir Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond is “an engaging story of one man’s physical and spiritual journey of self-discovery through Latin American, African, European, and Asian topography, cuisine, politics, and history.

May Meeting

Join us at the Blue Water Grill, 16th Street and Camelback Road at 12:00 pm on May 19th. Our speaker will be Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ and the founder of Rinky Dink press. She is the recipient of five Pushcart nominations, a 2017 Arts Hero Award, the 2017 Carrie McCray Literary Award in Nonfiction, and a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (2014, Five Oaks Press), The Philosophy of Unclean Things (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story], winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition. www.rdpoet.com

Rosemarie will discuss the delicate dance between running a tiny press and being a full-time writer and professor (and mom). From her grad school origins with Merge, a local zine-turned-national-journal, to the evolution of Write On, Downtown from a student-only publication to a community-centric one, to the inception of the quirky-and-niche Rinky Dink press, she’s learned the rules of the academic/small press publishing game just well enough to thwart them!

April Meeting

Please join us on April 21st, 12:00pm at the Blue Water Grill located at 16th Street and Camelback Road for our monthly meeting. Our guest speaker will be Susan Pohlman. Here is a little bio about Susan:

Susan Pohlman is a freelance writer, editor, writing coach, and retreat leader based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her first book, Halfway to Each Other, was a winner of the Relationships category and runner-up in the Memoir category in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It was shortlisted for the 2010 Inspy Awards. Her essays have been published in a variety of online and print publications. To learn more about Susan, please visit her at www.susanpohman.com.

We look forward to seeing you there.

March Meeting

Join us on Saturday March 17th at the Blue Water Grill located on 16th St. and Camelback Rd. Our featured speaker will be Valerie Foster, an award-winning educator and memoirist who taught high school and college for over thirty years. Recipient of the Shofar Zakhor award for Holocaust Education, her first book was The Risk of Sorrow: Conversations with Holocaust Survivor, Helen Handler. A second memoir, Dancing with a Demon, was named 2017 BEST NON-FICTION: NARRATIVE by the American Book Fest. Her short story, “Loss” was published in River Poets Anthology. And, if you ask, she’ll tell you how she won a Love Poetry contest!

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P.O. Box 17413
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