December Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, December 21st, 2019. We meet in the back room of the Blue Water Grill located at 1720 E. Camelback, in Phoenix from 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there. Our guest speaker will be:


Marshall Trimble grew up in a small town along storied Route 66 during the years following World War II. He’s been called the “Will Rogers of Arizona,” appearing frequently as a goodwill ambassador for his native state. He can deliver anything from a serious history lecture to a cowboy-folk music concert with his guitar.

He answers questions about the Old West from readers all over the world in True West Magazine’s popular column, “Ask the Marshall.” He’s also appeared on many local and national television documentaries on Arizona and the Old West

His first book was published in 1977 by Doubleday & Company, New York. Since then he’s written more than twenty books on Arizona and the West. His newest is Arizona Oddities: A Land of Anomalies and Tamales. 2018.

He’s been inducted into several halls of fame including the Arizona Veteran’s Hall of Fame; Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Trimble has received many honors both as a historian, writer, and performer. In 2000, he was selected as one of Arizona’s representatives in the Library of Congress’ “Local Legacies.” In 2003 he was named a Charter Member of the Arizona Culturekeepers.

In 2006, he received a regional Emmy for hosting the television show, “Arizona Backroads.

In 2007, the Arizona Office of Tourism honored him with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his many years of service to his native state. He is a charter board member of the National Wild West History Association and in 2010 he received the WWHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

That same year the Arizona Historical Society presented him their distinguished Al Merito Award in recognition of his lifetime service in promoting Arizona history.

From 2008 to 2012 Trimble served on the Arizona Centennial Commission.

In 2012 he was presented the “President’s Silver Star Award” from the Wild West History Association for his “Distinguished and unselfish service on behalf of the advancement of WWHA and the documentation of western history.”

In 2012 he was selected for the U.S. State Department’s “Cowboy Hall of Fame Tour”, a “Warrior Tours” goodwill tour with three World Champion rodeo cowboys and two rodeo queens to the nation of Kyrgyzstan to share American cowboy culture with the people of that country.

He was inducted as a 2014 “Historymaker” for the Historical League of the Arizona Historical Society.

True West Magazine honored him as their Westerner of the Year for 2015.

Trimble has served more than 30 years as a founding member of the Arizona Peace Officer Memorial Board honoring officers who died in the line of duty.

Marshall was born in Mesa, Arizona and grew up in Ash Fork, a small railroad town along old Route 66. He makes his home in Scottsdale.

Writer On Writers

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.

Be a Writer

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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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Submitted by
Eileen Birin
Neelie Publishing

Please contact us at:
The Phoenix Writers Club
P.O. Box 17413
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0413

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