The April meeting of ASJA Pacific Northwest brought together 11 writers from British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.
In member news this month:
Carolyn Miller, ASJA Pacific Northwest president, plans to attend the Writer’s Advance PNW writing workshop at Mount Angel Abbey, a weekend retreat, in November.
Sharon Elaine Thompson, in Salem, Oregon, is embarking on a six-week road trip next month along U.S. Highway 66 as research for a series of novels: The Route 66 Steal.
British Columbia writer Rosemary Keevil’s story, “Mingling Tears: Bereavement During COVID,” appears in the April 1 issue of Sequoia Speaks.
ASJA PNW members Michelle Rafter and Minda Zetlin will attend the association’s national conference in Jersey City, May 1st to 2nd. Michelle will moderate a panel on ghostwriting with fellow speaker William Wolfslau, of Gotham Ghostwriters, while Minda will deliver a presentation on setting and reaching career goals.
Writers at the April virtual get-together also offered suggestions to members looking for interview subjects for assignments on several health and business-related topics. And following up on issues raised at the March meeting, Bruce Miller will compile a list of ASJA PNW members’ questions about navigating the national ASJA website as a first step in deciding how these issues can best be addressed.
ASJA members attending the April meeting: Maxine Cass, Fred Gebhart, Rosemary Keevil, Catherine Kolonko, Bruce Miller, M. Carolyn Miller, Joanna Nesbit, Michelle V Rafter, Randy Stapilus, Sharon Thompson, Minda Zetlin.