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2014 Contest Winners Announced

This year’s annual contest resulted in significant achievements: literary agents requested contact information for four of our contestants.

Contest winners hail from Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington state, and the United Kingdom.

See the Annual Writing Contest page for the list of winners.

Other News

♦ Brown Bag Sessions: Join us after our Saturday morning meetings for 30+ minute discussions of interest to writers. Bring a lunch – sessions start about 12:30 pm.

  • October 4: Magazine Writing
  • November 1: NaNoWriMo
  • January 3: Point of View

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Upcoming Meetings

Members free, guests $10, students $5


Saturday, September 6, 10:00 am – noon
An Author’s Guide to Copyright:
From Gutenberg to Google

— John Byram, Director UNM Press


Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
New Life for an Old Book:
The Reissue of Dissonance

— Lisa Lenard-Cook


Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am – noon
How to Write Short Stories
(Not that I know the secret)

— David Edgerley Gates


Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Inspiration: Finding Your Muse/Mojo/Motivation for Nonfiction
— Johnny Boggs


Saturday, November 1, 10:00 am – noon
Topic & Speaker to Be Announced


Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
“Are We There Yet?”
— Sarah H. Baker


Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am – noon
Independent Publishing 101:
What You Need to Know to Be Successful at Publishing Your
Own Work

— Robin Cutler


Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
No Meeting Due to the Holidays
Join us in 2015 for another great writing year!


Classes & Workshops


WORKSHOP ♦ That’s My Baby!
A Gathering for Picture Book Critique

with Betsy James
Saturday, September 6, 1:30 – 4:30 pm


WORKSHOP ♦ Websites for Writers
with Loretta Hall
Saturday, September 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


CLASS ♦ Strangeness: Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worlds on the Bias
with Betsy James
Wednesdays beginning October 1
6 sessions, 5:45 – 7:45 pm


CLASS ♦ How to Write for Magazines:
Or How to Bag Your First Magazine Assignment

with Melody Groves
Mondays beginning November 3
4 sessions, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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