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New workshops and events of interest to writers are being added to our calendar continuously. Bookmark our Writers' Workshops Page and check back often for up-to-date listings.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING ROSEMARIE DOMBROWSKI AND NADINE LOCKHART | Join us for featured readings by Merge editor and ASU professor Rosemarie Dombrowski, and Nadine Lockhart, first runner-up in this year's Tucson Poetry Festival. Both are co-hosts of the Phoenix Poetry Series. Open reading follows. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
6:30-8:30pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | BETTY WEBB | WRITE THAT NOVEL! | Bestselling mystery novelist Betty Webb hosts a workshop to take you through the novel-writing process, from idea to finished product. More »

MONDAY, AUGUST 13
7-8:30pm | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your original poems once a month with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20
4-5:30pm | TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP | FEMS WITH PENS | A four-week workshop for girls in grades 7-12 with Phoenix New Times contributor Sativa Peterson. Participants write fiction and non-fiction based on a variety of exercises, then discuss and edit each other's work in a creative, supportive environment. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
6pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE | Share, discuss and critique two to four pages of writing once a month with a group of peers. RSVP (required) and more info: shariannegaylee@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Noon-4pm | WORKSHOP | MARIE MANUCHEHRI | INTUITIVE SELF-HEALING | Join energy healer and registered nurse Marie Manuchehri, author of Intuitive Self-Healing, for a workshop to help you invigorate your own intuitive skills for greater health and well-being. More »

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
2-3:30pm | WORKSHOP | PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS: DEVELOPING REPERTOIRE | Chantress Pinna Joseph, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder, conducts a workshop focusing on the breath and developing repertoire of call-and-response chants from various world cultures. More »

MONDAY, AUGUST 27
6:30-8:30pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | AMIRA DE LA GARZA | WRITING FROM THE ARCHETYPES IN YOUR LIFE | Discover how new approaches to the archetypal characters in the repetitive patterns and stories of your life can open the doors to creative ways to boost your writing. Arizona State University Associate Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar Amira de la Garza uses and teaches techniques that can bring insights and energy to your writing. More »

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Jenny Lawson
8/11 | Internet star and Twitter phenomenon Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. "The Bloggess," visits with her #1 bestselling debut
 
Gayle O'Brien J.A. Giunta and Sharon Skinner Patrica Schultz
8/7 | Gayle O'Brien with her award-winning novel Underground
 
8/9 | Locally-grown fantasy with J.A. Giunta and Sharon Skinner
 
8/13 | Blogger Meghan McCain presents America, You Sexy Bitch
 
Indie Publishing Conference Retha Warnicke Ted Rall
8/14 | Rafe Sagarin looks at the natural science of security
 
8/16 | History professor Retha Warnicke on "wicked" Tudor women
 
8/25 | Ted Rall, Pulitzer-nominated cartoonist: The Book of Obama
 
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staff picks
The MomentThe Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith
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Exquisite life-changing stories comprise the entirety of The Moment, edited by Larry Smith. Among them are the conversation with Dad after finding out she was pregnant (Ashley Allen); Oprah listening to his reasons why she should take a stand on the presidential election (Ray Richmond); a young child realizing she wasn't the center of the world (Elizabeth Gilbert); a high school junior being told he had the ability and talent to become a writer (Dave Eggers). Here are many of life's wonders expressed in short and ever-so-meaningful stories.
 —Pinna

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new releases
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Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke | $27.99 hardcover, $14.99 ebook | Picking up where The Glass Rainbow ended, Creole Belle finds David Robicheaux recuperating in New Orleans—near the site an oil well blowout on the Gulf. Robicheaux is visited by a mysterious visitor and is surprised by what's inside a floating block of ice. Buy now: print » or ebook »

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter | $26.95 hardcover, $13.99 ebook | Stephen L. Carter's new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Let the Devil Sleep by John Verdon | $25 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | In this latest novel from bestselling author John Verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case — one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma — and discovers that everyone has it wrong. Buy now: print » or ebook »

You & Me by Padgett Powell | $23.99 hardcover, $10.99 ebook | The author of the cult hit The Interrogative Mood—a "Best Book of the Year" selection by GQ, The Believer, Time Out New York and others—returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot. Buy now: print » or ebook »
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RESOURCE LINKS FOR WRITERS

Arizona Authors Association Event Calendar: azauthors.com/event_calendar.html

Piper Writers Studio:
asu.edu/piper/workshops/index.html

Desert Sleuths Chapter of Mystery Writers of America: angelfire.com/az2/sinc

Desert Rose Romance Writers of America:
desertroserwa.org

Valley of the Sun Romance Writers of America:
valleyofthesunrw.com
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