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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



Feb 28-Apr 24

Founder and President of Scottsdale Society of Women Writers Patricia Brooks announces upcoming meetings: February 28 she hosts Maria Crimi Speth, an intellectual property attorney and SSWW member. She will talk about laws pertaining to writers, authors, and photographers. Speth has written two books on the topic. On March 27, Deborah Ledford—a Hillerman Sky award finalist, screenwriter, and novel writer of psychological suspense thrillers—will be the featured speaker for SSWW. On April 24, publications marketing expert Courtney Schwauben Haik will be the speaker. Schwauben is a ghost writer, freelance writer, and works in the public relations field. For more information regarding SSWW, please see 


Donis Casey hosts a monthly series of author essays, Tell Me Your Story, on her website (, inviting successful authors to share their life experiences and tell how those events have influenced their writing. Her February guest is New York-based author Tim Maleeny ( Of Tim’s award-winning Cape Weathers series of mysteries Booklist says, “The Cape Weathers mysteries are smart, snappily written, energetic mysteries starring an engaging hero.” His bestselling comedic thriller, JUMP, is “a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism” (Publishers Weekly). His short fiction appears in several major anthologies and has won the Macavity Best Story of the Year Award. Tim's story appears February 20-29. In March, Donis’s program will host Jeffrey Siger (, an American living on the Aegean Greek island of Mykonos. A former Wall Street lawyer, he abandoned his career as a partner in his own NY City law firm to write mystery thrillers. His tell-itlike-it-is Andreas Kaldis novels explore serious societal issues confronting modern day Greece. They are so spoton that he receives an impressive number of death threats; he seeks to improve that number with posts about Greece every Saturday on the Murder is Everywhere blogsite ( that he shares with nine renowned mystery writers from around the world. Jeff's story will appear March 20-31 at (


 The annual Tucson Festival of Books returns to the University of Arizona campus on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10. All exhibits are open to the public free of charge. For more information on the festival, go to: 


Here is the schedule for the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. To learn more about any of these meetings please contact Patricia L. Brooks at 480-250-5556 or at


*March 27th Deborah Ledford, screenwriter, and award-winning suspense novelist.


*April 24th Member, Courtney Schrauben-Haik, public relations/marketing expert, and writer.


*May 29th Member, Betty Webb, mystery writer and novelist of many award-winning books.


*June 26 Christy White, published poet, honored professional, Arizona Poetry Society


*July 31 Member, Darlene Ziebell, published author, business growth expert (for authors too).

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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