Please join us for our monthly meeting on October 19th, 2019. We meet in the back room of the Blue Water Grill located at 1720 E. Camelback, in Phoenix at 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there. Our guest speaker will be Lois Roma-Deeley. Lois will be talking about her poetry and her books.
Lois Roma-Deeley’s fourth poetry collection The Short List of Certainties won the Jacopone da Todi Book Prize (2017). Her previous collections are Rules of Hunger (2004), NorthSight (2006) and High Notes (2010)- a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Roma-Deeley’s poems have been featured in numerous national and international literary journals and anthologies including Villanelles (Everyman Library Pocket Poetry Series, Random House), Prime Number Magazine, Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Juked, The Hamilton Stone Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Rabbit, Antiphon, Quiddity, Zone 3 and many more. Roma-Deeley has been the recipient of many awards and honors for her poetry including an Arizona Commission on the Arts grant, New Millennium Writing (finalist) SCCC Lawrence Epstein Visiting Writer Award (finalist), four Ragdale Foundation Residency Fellowships and many others. Roma-Deeley was named U.S. Professor of the Year, Community College, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE, 2012-2013. She is the first national winner of this award that Arizona has ever had in any category. Currently, Roma-Deeley is the Associate Editor of the international poetry journal Presence. www.loisroma-deeley.com
Did you know, The Phoenix Writers Club hosts a writers workshop after each monthly meeting?
We call it, Write On Writers (WOW), and we would enjoy seeing you there. Write On Writers is an unscripted, open forum where we discuss the craft of writing, share our current works in progress, and offer suggestions and ideas about each other's works. It is not a critique group, more of an open platform to give and receive ideas to help sharpen our skills and write better works. The group is not limited to one or two types of writing, but to ALL writing regardless of the topic or target audience. We hope you will join us, and look forward to hearing from all writers.
Got an urge to write, but don’t know how to begin?
First, say these words, I am a writer! Out loud, I AM A WRITER!
Now go tell everyone you know and even strangers that you are a writer.
Once your writing muse hears you, there’s no turning back you’re hooked.
So roll up your sleeves, sharpen some pencils or turn on the computer, your job is to make those words come true so start writing and keep it going! Ah, now that’s the hard part. Writing takes courage, perseverance, determination, discipline, creativity and boldness.
We are here to help. Writers need writers.
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The Phoenix Writers Club
P.O. Box 17413
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0413
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