January 2010 ACFW Meetings and Events Around the Country

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This is a list of meetings and events that I’ve been notified about through ACFW. However, it is not exhaustive. So if you would like to begin attending ACFW events in your local area, please see the www.acfw.com website and look for the local chapters.
Angie Breidenbach
PR Officer, ACFW

LA-CFW will have their monthly meeting this Saturday, January 23 at 11:00.
We’ll meet at the King’s Highway Christian Church in Shreveport.
Betsy St. Amant will be speaking to us about Traditional Publishing vs E-book/Small Press Publishing.

Melinda Smith
Secretary for LA-CFW
Area/State Coordinator
for ACFW

Chicago NW Area:
Anyone who is in the Chicago area this coming Friday evening, Jan. 22nd, is welcome to join the Chicago Northwest Chapter to hear from ACFW member and author, Maureen Lang on the importance of layering in our novels.

We are in the Northwest burbs and meet at Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, at 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, from 6:30-9:00. Five dollars will be collected from all attendees.

For those ACFW Chicago Northwest Members who have not yet paid their annual dues or those who wish to join the chapter, you may pay your dues at the meeting, so come join us!!

Greater Phoenix Area:
What better way to start the New Year than with a kick-off meeting of the 2010 CWOW group! Come one, come all! We’re going to have a great time.

Our meeting is January 23, at 1 p.m., at the Marie Callendar’s
(They’ll do separate checks but add a gratuity) located in Mesa, Arizona (865 S. Dobson).

1:00 – Welcome
1:00 – 1:45 – Meal and fellowship
1:45 – 2:00 – Business Meeting
2:00 – 3:30 – Speaker: Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson is the author of two historical novels and 28 children’s books, including Real Girls of the Bible, Bedtime in the Southwest, and six Zonderkidz I Can Read books. Mona’s debut novel, Two Brides Too Many, published by WaterBrook Press, is available exclusively at Walmart stores until May 2010. You won’t want to miss the meeting Saturday, January 23rd, where Mona
will share her inspiring publishing, journey ( specifically goals,
children’s writing, segueing into her historical career) with us.

As I receive other notifications, I will post them.
Thank you,

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