West Valley Writers Workshop Monthly Meetup

  • May 4, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Hello Fellow ink Slingers!

 We'll be meeting from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Avondale Civic Center Library.

As the library does not open until 10:00, we will enter through the northernmost door on the parking lot side of the library.  Access will start at 9:15.


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  • Heather

    Very glad I made the time and went. Thank you for being such a welcoming group.

    May 5, 2013

    • Ben H.

      Come back any time.

      May 6, 2013

  • Rita T.


    Thank you Gale for our speaker this week. Gwen was a professional and showed us exactly what we needed. Our group had many who were able to add to her presentation with their own experiences. What I enjoy about our meetings is the knowledge and varying opinions everyone shares from their own experiences. We are then able to choose what suits our needs.

    I read about your warning about the self publisher who is about to be sued. Thank you.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • John D.

    Gwen Henson's presentation this morning was well organized and stimulating. The marketing ideas she presented clearly lay out the path writers need to follow if they want to succeed in the crowded publishing field. Thanks Meetup organizers for bring this information to the Workshop.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Kathleen P.

    Amazing meeting and invaluable information. Highly professional. Group is enthusiastic and professional in everyway. Kudos to Eveline, Gayle and Bob Duckles for the time and effort they put into making this a top of the line personal and development experience. I apply much of what I learn at WVWW on my day job, too!

    May 4, 2013

  • Judy

    It was good. I learned a few things to help me in my proofing/editing as well.

    May 4, 2013

  • Ken J.

    As usual, a great source of support, quality information and fellowship.

    May 4, 2013

  • Vinny A.

    Another great meeting.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Peter C.

    Never disappointed, every session is a learning experience.

    May 4, 2013

  • Carmela T B.

    I going to try to make it. Hope to see everyone. I maybe late

    May 3, 2013

  • Renee R.

    Hi, I just moved here from California. I am the author of a delightful children's book "What Color Is God?". I also write poetry and short stories. I am looking to connect with other writers and learn from thr workshop speakers.

    May 3, 2013

  • Donna H.

    Unable to attend. Will see you next month.

    May 3, 2013

  • Gale L.

    The guest speaker for the May 4th meeting will be Gwen Henson

    Marketing Your Books: How Savvy Authors Connect with Their Audience

    Once your book is published, a new phase begins: marketing. There are hundreds of ways to market your book, so where do you start? Blogs, fancy websites, social media, book signings? Gwen Henson, executive director of Book Street Café (bookstreetcafe.com), will discuss ways you can engage with readers to enhance your audience. We should have a lively discussion about book marketing possibilities and what works for today's author.

    An expert in small press publishing, Gwen Henson helps authors and publishers bring their books to life. As owner of Sagebrush Publications, she edits books, websites, and marketing copy to enhance the author's voice. She is also Executive Director of the National Speakers Association--Arizona, and in 2012, she co-founded BookStreetCafe.com to further her mission of providing education to help people publish books better.

    May 2, 2013

  • Ann K.

    I'm looking forward to meeting all of you!

    May 1, 2013

  • Ford D.

    This will be my first meeting with the group. I've finished this novel three times...(going to take at least four). I'm hoping to get involved in a critique group or something similar. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

    April 24, 2013

    • Ben H.

      Email me a copy at [masked]

      April 30, 2013

  • Janice Gosa T.

    I purchased the recorder and will bring it to our meeting. Hopefully, between now and then I can get my husband show me how to make it work. (If not I am sure we can figure it out together at the meeting.) Gail Leach posted that we are having a guest speaker, so if you'd like a CD of the speaker, please bring a blank CD and write on the cover (or the CD) your name and either the date of the meeting or the name of the speaker you want copied. I'll bring them home and my husband will burn them for you.

    April 29, 2013

  • Rita T.

    I'm looking forward to it.

    April 29, 2013

  • Julanne D.

    I plan to attend

    April 24, 2013

  • Helene Benigno S.

    My daughter makes her communion and confirmation today. Have fun!

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm leaving the group.

    April 14, 2013

  • Gale L.

    We will have a guest speaker, Gwen Henson, former Executive Director of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. She will be sharing her knowledge of book marketing.

    1 · February 4, 2013

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