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Events Calendar

Here is a list of all the upcoming events in and around the state as well as virtual events on Zoom. If you are an Arizona Authors Association member with an author-related event that you'd like to advertise, please contact the Webmistress HERE.

Online and Arizona Events
If you are an Arizona Authors Association member and have an event to list, please contact the webmistress HERE



Apr 1
2023 through
May, 2023


Rodo Sofranac continues his book signing tour for the 2nd edition of The Red Tail Tale on the Arizona Trail.
Meet Rodo at the following locations:
April 1st – Duck and Decanter, Phoenix 11:00 to 2:00
April 15th
– REI Tucson --11:00 to 3:00
April 22nd
– Botanica at the Farm at South Mountain 
9:00 – 3:00
End of May – Cameron Trading Post, Cameron, AZ.

100% of the profits support nonprofits working on 
literacy. Find out more about Rodo on his website.

May 31


From The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes Ann Videan, author, editor, book shepherd, and illustrator, to their monthly meeting. It will take place on National Smile Day, May 31, 2023, at 6pm, at Panera Bread at Gainey Village, 8777 N. Scottsdale Road #302, Scottsdale, AZ.


ANN VIDEAN says she showed up in the world with a pen in her hand and a song in her heart. Her writings show that She is an author of several fantasy books, and an editor extraordinaire. She is also a book shepherd for many.


Ann will speak about editing our manuscripts ourselves to send our best we can do for the editor to save time and money for those involved. She has been writing for decades, a professional writer since 1981, and has had her own business for all that time.


Ann has a flare for marketing too. She is a longtime member of SSWW and has spoken to the group on assorted topics on more than one occasion. She has always been well received.


Ann will give us tips and techniques for polishing our work. Be ready with your questions. And remember, she is the one who always has a ‘tip’ for us! Ann guides peers through writing, editing, publishing and word-of-mouth marketing. Make your reservation now. You do not want to miss this meeting.


The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers/authors in camaraderie and support, and an alliance with professionals for writing, publishing, and marketing.


The admission fee covers the cost of the room and the food. The menu will consist of sandwich choices, salad choices, chips, cookies and a variety of beverages. The food at this venue is very good


Please pay via PayPal at  $20.00 per person and confirm you will attend. Thank you. NO PAYMENT AT THE DOOR: the $20 on PayPal is due by 4:00 the Sunday before. Thank you for your cooperation.


GUESTS: If you have a guest, please notify Patricia, the host, and have them contact her directly. Guests may visit on two occasions, and then we ask them to join as a member.


CHECK-IN: Please be on time and check-in at the restaurant between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. This allows you time to chat with members and guests, go through the buffet line and settle in for the meeting. The SSWW meeting starts promptly at 6:00 pm AZ Time (currently PST). All attendees must RSVP at least three days in advance. Thank you for allowing us to begin our new adventure at this venue.

June 7


Patricia L. Brooks and her author-husband, Earl L. Goldmann, will do a presentation together with their memoirs, five total, and read from their books at the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 7, between 3:30-4:30 pm.  

From the Desert Foothills website: "Husband and wife duo, Patricia L. Brooks and Earl Goldmann, are prolific writers with many stories to share. Patricia is the President/Founder of Brooks Goldmann Publishing LLC and Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, developing both over the past 18 years. Earl debuted his first memoir Bounce Back in 2017 at age 82, and is currently writing his third memoir, to be out at age 90! Sick as My Secrets is a powerful, compassionate, moving memoir told by a strong and honest woman who overcame a desperate need for alcohol to handle stress in her young life." 


RSVP to DFLA at or call 480-488-2286. This event is part of the Author Series that goes on monthly. To learn more about Patricia and Earl, visit their website

Oct 21


Registration is open for local authors wishing to exhibit their books at the 2nd Annual Desert Foothills Book Festival. Presented by The Holland Center and Desert Foothills Library, the event will take place at the Holland Center located at 34250 N 60th St., Scottsdale, AZ, 85266 on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested authors can register to purchase a table at the festival’s website.

The Arizona Authors Association is a nonprofit organization that assumes no liability for any accidents or injuries that may occur while attending these events.

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