October Meeting

Join us on Saturday, October 20th, for our monthly meeting. The meeting starts at noon and we meet at the Blue Water Grill located at 16th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. Our guest speaker this month is Fernanda Santos. We hope to see you there.

Fernanda Santos has reported in three languages, in Latin America and the United States. She is a Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, joining it last fall after 12 years at The New York Times, including five as its Phoenix Bureau chief. Her first book, “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,” received the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award for Best First Nonfiction Book and was one of two finalists in the Best Contemporary Fiction category. Santos is a board member of the Arizona Latino Media Association; a member of the founding advisory board for Migratory Notes, an immigration newsletter; and a volunteer at the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit that teaches middle- and high-school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. She is working on her next book project, tentatively titled “One Day at a Time.”

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

What’s Involved?
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.

DON’T delete this Web site, bookmark it when your first book is published, you’ll be glad you did!

Submitted by
Eileen Birin
Neelie Publishing

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

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt