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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



Sept 9


Award-Winning Author Penny Orloff will be be presenting a free 3-part Zoom Workshop, Art as Lifework, Life as Artwork, on:


Saturday, September 9
Saturday, September 16

Saturday, September 23

10am-Noon MST online on ZOOM

For artists in every medium—musicians, singers, dancers,
actors, writers, visual artists, filmmakers, arts students/teachers, seniors.


Enabling whole-brain creative process, elimination of blocks, recognizing innate abilities, freeing the Authentic Self,

rediscovery of joy. The Synchronicity Log. The Wish List.


Step-by-step approach to the discipline of creative expression, slowing down time, controlled surrender, the magic of manifestation. Baby Steps. Playmates. The Wish List in action.


Funding the Work—Arts markets,

private/group studio, scholarships, the ABCs of grant writing. Write your
elevator speech/press release/bio. Create a workable budget and timeline.

To register for this online workshop, please contact either Toby Heathcotte or Jane Ruby.

About the Presenter: 

Penny Orloff was a working actor and dancer in Los Angeles when a Juilliard scholarship took her to New York. She sang more than 20 Principal Soprano roles for New York City Opera, and played featured roles on Broadway under directors Harold Prince and Joseph Papp. Theater, concert, and opera engagements took her all over the US, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Her solo show, Jewish Thighs on Broadway –based on her novel of the same name—toured the US for a decade, including a successful run off-Broadway in 2005. Her current show, Songs and Stories from a Not-Quite-Kosher Life, is restarting after the Covid break.


She is the author of "Art as Lifework, Life as Artwork," a creativity seminar and workbook offered nationwide since 1991; and is still procrastinating on her new book, "Who Would You Be If You Had Nothing to Bitch About?" A Tarot reader for over 50 years, Penny has used the cards in her counseling practice for decades. She is a regular contributor of stories to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and has worked for a dozen years as an arts
journalist for various online and print media. Find out more about Penny and her work HERE.

Oct 4-25


Patricia L. Brooks will be presenting "Write the Memoir You Are Afraid to Write," on four successive Wednesdays October 4th through 25th, from 10AM-12PM MST at The Piper Writers Studio (PWS), ASU, located at 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 in the historic quarter of Arizona State University, just Southeast of University Club and Old Main.

From the ASU website:

In-person with Patricia L. Brooks

Do you have an untold story? Not sure where to start or just need an encouraging environment to take those first or next steps in your creative process? Join Patricia L. Brooks as she shares her experience and guides you toward producing a memoir to your own satisfaction, helps you face your fears, and conquers your story's emotional beasts.

What participants can expect to get:

•         tips and techniques for writing memoir

•         ideas for thinking about your memoir as a legacy and more

•         an understanding that you can produce more than one memoir around 

          a new theme or main topic

General: $200  Student: $100

To Register, Click HERE.

To learn more about Patricia, visit her website HERE

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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