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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 a writing-related event to list, please contact the web administrator HERE


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


*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).

Tuesday June 25, 2024

Prescott Writers: Getting Published

June 25, 2024
6-7:30 pm
Prescott Library
215 E. Goodwin St.
Prescott AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 777-1526

Free and Open to the Public

“Are you ready to get published? In this presentation, both traditional and self-publishing will be compared and agent selection will be covered. The discussion will also include which books have better sales, make more money, and have a better chance of being optioned for TV and movies based on their subject matter. The speaker will also be available for questions.

Arizona Authors Association member Mike Rothmiller is a New York Times Bestselling author and historian who has served as a police officer and Army Medic. He is also a former television reporter, an award-winning documentary television producer, and television host for ESPN, PBS, and other international television markets.

Prescott Writers is hosted by Central Arizona Writers and presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.”

Click HERE for more information.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024

Write the Memoir You’re Afraid to Write


WHO:             All Aspiring Writers and Authors


WHAT:          ZOOM Workshop – requires RSVP


WHEN:          Four Saturdays: July 6, 13, 20 & 27 via Zoom


WHERE:        ASU Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing: 
                      Online Course. 


WHY:             To take your memoir to fruition!                

SPEAKER: Patricia L. Brooks, MAOM Award-winning Author, Publishing Consultant, Advocate and Educator


Presentation Description: In an encouraging and insightful presentation, Patricia will help you capture the essence of your untold story, share with you how to produce a memoir to your own satisfaction, face your fears and conquer the story’s emotional beats. With techniques from writing her own daring memoirs, and those she has helped others write, Patricia will inspire you to learn the necessary steps to bring your work to fruition. The workshops include question-and-answer sessions and activities. Her memoirs are for sale on

  • Learn the basics of memoir writing from idea to page

  • Explore techniques for capturing your untold story

  • Complete writing exercises and lectures to further your memoir writing skills

Find out more or sign up HERE

Author Bio: Patricia is president/founder of Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC, and Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. She has managed both since 2005. Patricia is a sought-after workshop/keynote speaker while authoring a non-fiction book on writing memoirs and teaching memoir writing at ASU’s Piper Writing Center.

Patricia L. Brooks is enthusiastic about storytelling in her award-winning memoirs. Sick as My Secrets is powerful memoir told by a strong woman who overcame her desperate need for alcohol to handle stress in her young life. Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends is her poignant story of a dangerous journey through love addiction and domestic violence. Her first memoir, Gifts of Sisterhood - journey from grief to gratitude is a tribute to her sister who died from lung cancer. All three memoirs and other information is available at

Saturday Aug 17, 2024

World Architects


WHO:            Daniel Dickinson presents a World Building workshop for 

                      Arizona Authors members. 


WHAT:          ZOOM Workshop – requires RSVP


WHEN:          Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon


WHERE:        Please RSVP for the Zoom meeting details, the PC and ID

                      by emailing


WHY:             To learn how to build Fictional Worlds!              

Take a captivating journey of creativity and imagination in the Arizona Author’s Association Workshop on world building, designed for writers, storytellers, and enthusiasts eager to craft rich and detailed fictional worlds. Throughout the workshop, participants will delve into the fundamental elements of world-building, exploring intricate aspects such as geography, cultures, history, politics, and magic systems. Engaging discussions and hands-on exercises will guide attendees in shaping unique and believable realms, fostering a deep understanding of the interconnected elements that breathe life into a fictional universe. Join us and unlock the building blocks to creating immersive and unforgettable fictional spaces.

Please join Arizona Authors Association to participate in this free workshop! 

About the Presenter:

Beginning at the age of ten, Arizona native Daniel Dickinson has spent a lifetime inventing realistic realms for his fictional characters. His fantasy world, Xonthian—created during his teen years—is an entire domain that allows his characters’ journeys to unfold in a diverse setting. He enjoys giving educational presentations about world-building and fantasy genres, in general. Daniel’s published works include the short story, Escape from Ogre Island; a two-story horror book, Don’t Close Your Eyes: Two Thrilling Tales of Terror; Aggression Factor; and Gathering Tide. Upcoming: The Apostate Jester.

Write to Daniel at:

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