It’s that time again! We haven’t written a post on upcoming reading, writing, and author events throughout Arizona in a while, so we figured it would be a nice time to spread the word on where to “get your write on” this spring in Phoenix.Midnight Publishing is an award-winning, local book editing and ghostwriting company that has worked with a variety of clients over our nearly ten years here in the valley. We provide a variety of services to up-and-coming authors and seasoned novelists alike, ranging from developmental editing that examines the storyline as a

Midnight Publishing is an award-winning, local book editing and ghostwriting company that has worked with a variety of clients over our nearly ten years here in the valley. We provide a variety of services to up-and-coming authors and seasoned novelists alike, ranging from developmental editing that examines the storyline as a whole to copyediting that refines sentence fluency and follows a specific style guide, and even to a final proofread before you decide to self-publish or query agents for a traditional publishing contract. To see some of our happy clients, check out our testimonials page here, and for a detailed description of the different editing and ghostwriting options Midnight Publishing offers, go here and here! We love to work with clients who aren’t “authors/writers” per se as well, but who have a dream of finishing a manuscript, non-fiction piece or memoir and need help organizing their words and shaping them to fruition. Contact the staff here at Midnight Publishing at any time for a free sample edit of your first 1,000 words, and to discuss your project and how we can help you get published! Now let’s explore some other opportunities for you to flex your writing muscle here in Arizona this spring:

Another Voice: Creating Memorable Poetic Personas

What is it: This writing class focuses on assisting students to write their poems from different voices and perspectives, and to work on poetic techniques in general. The class is taught by award-winning poet Lois Roma-Deeley, who’s published three collections of poetry and is a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. The class costs $75 and you can register for it here.

Where is it: The Piper Writers House, 450 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

When is it: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshop on Self-Editing

What is it: This workshop will help authors strengthen their self-editing skills, focusing on streamlining content, ensuring every scene plays a part in continuing the overall storyline’s development and learning when to “kill those darlings.” Taught by local NYT’s bestselling author Suzanne Young at Scottsdale Public Library’s Palomino branch, this free resource is a fabulous opportunity to hone your self-editing skills before sending your manuscript to us here at Midnight Publishing! This class is free, and no registration is required.

Where is it: Scottsdale Public Library Palomino Branch, #102, 12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

When is it: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Special Note: There are a plethora of other informative, free classes being held throughout the valley with local bestselling authors at public libraries. Be sure to check out the Arizona State Library page here for a list of all upcoming workshops in April and May 2017.

Desert Rose Romance Writers of America 2017 Desert Dreams Conference

What is it: Held at Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale from June 1st to 4th, 2017, this conference will offer attendees the opportunity to meet and network with agents who represent prestigious romance publishers. It will include keynote speaker, renowned and bestselling author, Diana Gabaldon, of the Outlander series. Workshops during the conference include “the craft of writing,” “the path to publishing” and more, and the full conference registration is $299 with late registration (May 1st to 31st) priced at $349. Register today at their website here.

Where is it: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale location, 4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South, Phoenix, Arizona, 85032

When is it: June 1st to June 4th, 2017. Find the preliminary schedule here, and check back for specific times.

Midnight Publishing is your go-to Phoenix-based editing and writing company if you’re looking to polish your manuscript before publication! We’ve been trusted with over five million words since inception, find out why today.