ASJA PNW Meeting 2023-09

Topics for guest speakers in the year ahead were on the agenda at the fall meeting of ASJA’s Pacific Northwest chapter, held September 21st.

In 2022, a lawyer spoke to the group about copyright law for authors and creators and a tax specialist shared advice on eligible tax deductions and record keeping for small business owners.

Upcoming sessions may feature experts on:

  • Licensing creative work
  • Using artificial intelligence
  • Trends in book marketing
  • Public speaking for writers

Also discussed at the virtual meeting:

  • The termination of ASJA’s relationship with association management company, Kellen, and plans for interim administration. ASJA’s telephone number (212-997-0947) will stay the same, and the association website isn’t affected by the change in management.
  • Synergy between professional writers and public speakers. Minda Zetlin, who recently joined the Northwest chapter of the National Speakers Association, noted that membership in NSA is not required to join a local chapter of the organization.

ASJA members attending the September meeting: Maxine Cass, Fred Gebhart, Rosemary Keevil, Catherine Kolonko, Bruce Miller, M. Carolyn Miller, Joanna Nesbit, Randy Stapilus, Darlene West, Minda Zetlin.