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Check out our exciting 2022 schedule of events!

Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.

November Meeting

The Joys and Pitfalls of Including Diverse Characters in Your Writing

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you are a visitor or a member who has lost the instructions sent to members send an email to Tricia Sanders for the link.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Marie W. Watts

The Joys and Pitfalls of Including Diverse Characters in Your Writing

We live in a diverse world and want our writing to reflect this reality.  However, writing about those different from ourselves can be fraught with peril if we aren’t mindful.  Join us as we discuss the tropes and resources available to assist us in creating strong, believable characters. 

Marie W. Watts is a former employment discrimination investigator and human resource consultant with over twenty-five years of experience. Coauthor of Human Relations, 4th ed., her work has also been published in the Texas Bar Journal and the Houston Business Journal, as well as featured on Issues Today. In pursuit of justice in the workplace, Marie been from jails to corporate boardrooms seeing the good, the bad, and the ugly of humans at work. She now brings her experiences to life in her works of fiction.  Marie and her husband live on a ranch in central Texas. In her spare time, she is a volunteer first responder, supports a historic house, and hangs out with her grandsons.




November “Members Only” Seminar

Embracing the Uniqueness of Memoir

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you are a member who has lost the instructions sent to members, or visitors send an email to Tricia Sanders for the link.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Gail Kittleson

Embracing the Uniqueness of Memoir

This workshop explores memoir writing with exercises to stir creative approaches to our life stories and provides strategies for ongoing writing, including fiction.      

Gail believes in the power of story to enhance our lives. A late-bloomer in her writing, her historical fiction centers on strong women and men who contribute to the needs around them in spite of obstacles—these make-do folks rise above change and circumstance. She and her husband enjoy their grandchildren, research, and creating a cottage garden in their northern Iowa home.