Newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 2, No. 22 Oct./Nov. '99


Calendar
October
  17   Writer's Workshops
Plaza Hotel@11:30-2pm
Speaker: We have arranged for a number of our professional members to give a series of 1 hour workshops - for the price of the luncheon (included)
Topic: " A wide variety of topics of interest to writers of all genres " (see article)

November
  21   Sunday Brunch
Plaza Hotel@11:30-2pm
Speaker: Eva Shaw, Ph.D., author and motivational speaker
Topic: " Publishing Your Magazine Article" (see article)

December
  12   Holiday Party
Plaza Hotel@6-9pm
Speaker: We will have members read special pieces they have written for the Holidays
Topic: " The Holiday Season " (click here to see article)


To R.S.V.P. Luncheon
Leave Phone Message
at 546-9382
before noon the
Thursday before Brunch

all Brunch's $12 mem/ $14 non




1999 Writers In-House Workshops
   On Sunday, October 17th, the SSA is having its Second Annual In-House Workshops. Last year was very successful so we are offering them again this year with a variety of new topics. You can pick from 24 different one-hour workshops that range from scriptwriting to book proposals. You can learn how to create more writing time and how to develop a web page to promote your product.
   These workshops will help you get your proposals spiced up and ready for the agents and publishers that will be at our Wrangling With Writing Conference in January. So come on out and let's learn from each other! It's just $12.00 for members (the price of lunch) and $20.00 for nonmembers. Invite your writing friends; this is one Sunday you won't want to miss.


Writing For Magazines With Eva
   An educator and advocate for issues concerning families, Eva Shaw, Ph.D., is the author of more than 1000 magazine articles and over 35 published books, many garnering her awards. She's the author of the best-selling For the Love of Children and she teaches writing at the University of California and at conferences and workshops around the country. She lives with her husband, Joe, in Carlsbad, California, and in her spare time works in the garden, hikes, and volunteers with a myriad of organizations. Her book, The Successful Writer's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles, is a must read for anyone wanting to get into the field. She is an inspirational speaker who is sure to motivate you to greater heights.




RECENT SUCCESSES

Steve Adelson had an article published in the Food Section of The Arizona Daily Star on September 8th.

Jerry Airth's poem "Desert Christmas Night" will be published in the November issue of Calliope Magazine.

Pearl Berk has sold her article "Novel Thoughts" to Writer's Guidelines & News. This article brings together some of her thoughts on novel writing as expressed in her Write Word articles.

L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark will read from and discuss their latest novels for the Corpus Christi Byliners at the Museum of History and Science in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Oct. 16th, at 2 pm. LaVerne will read from Keepers of the Earth and L.D. will read from his last novel, A Bright Tragic Thing. For more info. contact Tom Bookout, Byliner's President - (361) 887-7514.

Carolyn Deitering-Ancell has several new books out: Can the Saints Come Out to Play?/¿Pueden Salir a Jugar los Santos? a 12-volume bilingual series of books on saints, for children 5-8, published by ETN Publishing, a new Tucson Catholic publishing company (3 volumes available so far) and Practical Ideas for Celebrating the Liturgy with Children, a guide for clergy, teachers, parents, published by Hi-Time*Pflaum, OH. Both are available at Trinity Bookstore in Ft. Lowell.

Evelyn Elster was featured Poet-of-the-Month with thirteen of her poems in the October issue of Newsletter Inago, a local publication with distribution in the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, and Great Britain.

Jene Gietzen will be signing copies of her Christmas gift book, If You're Missing Baby Jesus, on December 11th, 2pm at Barnes and Nobel . . . Foothills store located at 7325 N. LaCholla.

Betsy Hutchinson's personal essay on Inline skating will be included in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul to be published in January 2000 (it was sent in May, '98).

Sharon Landeen's story, "Prince Charming," will be in the new Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul which is coming out October 1, 1999. Sharon said, "having Carol Kline at our last conference was a great deal for me!"

Mike Rom got a "Dishonorable Mention" in the Mystery Mayhem contest. The goal was to write the worst opening sentence of a mystery story. The winning entry, submitted by Steve Vernon, will appear in the Autumn-Winter issue of Mystery Time.

Lynn Wiese Sneyd sold her book, Holistic Parenting: Raising Children to a New Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well Being, to Keats Publishing, a division of NTS Contemporary Books. It is scheduled to come out in the fall of 2000. Lynn met her agent, Sherri Bykofsky, at the SSA Conference in January.


The Write Word
published bi-monthly by the Board of Directors
of The Society of Southwestern Authors
P.O. Box 30355, Tucson, AZ 85751

President
Chris Stern: 743-0940 (FAX: 296-0409)
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Vice-President
Jennifer Stewart: 749-4519
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Secretary
Pearl Burk: 579-8066
Corresponding Secretary
Lee Knight: 751-9343
Treasurer
Carol Costa: 326-4146
Membership
Penny Porter: 296-5299
wporter202@aol.com
Statutory Agent/Parlementarian
Nina Bell Allen: 797-6577
Ad Hoc
Karl Lasky: 886-9885
Publicity
Jane Eppinga: 529-2957
Luncheon Chair
Irene Lasater: 648-2626
Write Word Editor
Mike Rom: 293-3566 (FAX: 206-6295)
e-mail: mike_rom@hotmail.com


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