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New Authors Guild Chapter: Phoenix


Inaugural meeting November 3 at Seasons 52-Biltmore open to all interested writers

Phoenix (October 23, 2019): The Authors Guild, the nation’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization for professional writers, announced that it has established a regional chapter in the Phoenix metro area, expanding the number of regional chapters in the U.S. to 15. The chapter will serve working fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, children’s book writers, academic writers, journalists and other authors of books residing in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe areas.

What:  The first gathering of the newly formed Phoenix chapter of the Authors Guild. Enjoy drinks and light refreshments while you get to know fellow Phoenix authors and discuss ways to help ensure a fruitful future for Arizona’s writing community. We will also talk about what topics that you would like to see addressed at future meetings related to the business of writing.

When:  Sunday, November 3 from 3:00-6:00 pm

Where:  Seasons 52 – Biltmore, 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Who:  Current and prospective members of the Authors Guild strongly encouraged to attend as well as local writers currently pursuing or interested in pursuing publishing opportunities.  Local writers and Authors Guild ambassadors Brandy Rae Ramirez and Shay Vasudeva co-lead the chapter.

Brandy Ramirez is a professional writer, editor, educator, and author. She has 10+ years of business writing and media experience, 20+ years of creative writing and communications experience, and close to a decade of teaching experience at the university level. As an indigenous Latina author, Brandy loves the stories that power the southwest and her culture, particularly magic realism. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her large, loud, and beautiful family, or simply observing humanity for the next story idea.

Shay Vasudeva, MA (Psychology), MS (Kinesiology, Pending), NFPT-CPT, NASM-CPT-CES, THSA-CNT, and Black Belt Karate instructor is an author, teaching professional, speaker, coach, and cat lover! Her passion is to help people become the best version of themselves by using an interdisciplinary and holistic approach through her company, ShaytheCoach. Her published works are academic in nature, including scholarly journal articles, writing and developing college level courses, and blogging for health-related companies about psychology and kinesiology related topics.

Cost:  This event is free.

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