The summer in Phoenix, Arizona, is admittedly a hot one. It’s often safest and most comfortable to stay indoors, but that doesn’t limit the amount of educational and exciting activities that readers and writers can partake in during the triple-digit months. As writers, it’s always important to continue stimulating creativity, learning about the craft, and meeting others in the field with a similar mindset. This all can be done by attending Midnight Publishing’s list of upcoming Phoenix events geared toward writers and readers!
Phoenix Events this May
1. Write Now: Jumpstart Your Summer Writing at Changing Hands Phoenix, May 16th, 23rd, 30th, and June 6th
Writers Deborah Sussman and Amy Silverman are helming this four-week workshop to help aspiring writers start their summer project. Various tasks include prompts and brainstorming discussions with other attendees on what you’d like to do. Whether it is to start a blog, write a short story, submit an existing manuscript to agents, etc. Attendees will also have the opportunity to workshop existing content for critiques and guidance. The cost is $80, and the workshop takes place on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Find more information here.
Phoenix Events this June
1. Writing the Contemporary Novel Workshop at Tempe Public Library, June 1st
Tempe Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence for May through July 2019 is the bestselling author of the Lena Jones mystery series (among many others) Betty Webb. She will be hosting ten free sessions over her three-month tenure on all things writing and publishing. Webb’s workshops will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at various times, with the comprehensive list found here. She is also offering one-on-one consultations, which are available for booking here.
Tempe Public Library offers a variety of writing workshops, contests, and groups monthly—all for free, and accessible to many genres and writing styles. Find the comprehensive list of their regular programs here.
2. Phoenix Screenwriters Association Presents: IN THE WORKS: Actors Reading Writers at Floridino’s Pizza and Pasta, June 18th
Every third Tuesday of the month, the Phoenix Screenwriters Association is looking for up-and-coming screenwriters to submit their works-in-progress. They will be read by local authors who are also honing their craft. This event is free to all and writers can submit their pages to be considered in PDF format (up to 15 pages) here: intheworksPSA@gmail.com. Find more information on this monthly event here, and check out the Phoenix Screenwriters Association’s website here.
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