ASJA PNW Meeting 2023-10

Thirteen writers from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia joined the October meeting of ASJA PNW.

The chapter has invited Jack El-Hai, an ASJA member with expertise in performance rights contracts, to speak at the November 15th meeting.

Plans are also in the works to schedule two more guest speakers for the spring of 2024. Potential topics discussed at the meeting: public speaking for writers, the use of AI and the legal implications of AI.

Michelle Rafter noted that ASJA and Gotham Ghostwriters will co-host a one-day live conference of professional ghostwriters in New York City in January.

In member news:

  • Rosemary Keevil’s story about ASJA PNW, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, appeared in the ASJA national blog and in the October 31 issue of the ASJA Weekly.
  • The Rheumatologist, a monthly news magazine published by the American College of Rheumatology, carried a feature by Catherine Kolonko about rheumatologists who returned to Ukraine on a medical mission to help people displaced by that country’s war with Russia.
  • Minda Zetlin, author of Career Self-Care, gave a webinar in interview form for getAbstract, which creates condensed versions of books. Nearly 9000 people signed up for the webinar and 3000 attended the live event.

ASJA members attending the October meeting: Rachel Phelps An, Maxine Cass, Fred Gebhart, Rosemary Keevil, Catherine Kolonko, Bill Lascher, Bruce Miller, M. Carolyn Miller, Joanna Nesbit, Michelle V. Rafter, Randy Stapilus, Sharon Thompson, Minda Zetlin.