Time Out for Writers- The 20th Annual ANWA Conference to be held on February 23rd – February 25th in Mesa Arizona at the Hilton Hotel is open to the general public, members and non-members.

Lisa Mangum, Keynote Speaker is assistant editor at Deseret Book and Shadow Mountain as well as the author of the Hourglass Door Trilogy. Mangum is accepting 25 pitches at conference and is also teaching two classes. Linda Mulleneaux is Managing Editor at Walnuts Springs Press. Mulleneaux is accepting queries and teaching classes at Time Out for Writers. Joshua Perkey, Senior Editor of the Ensign Magazine will teach a workshop on how to craft articles for human interest magazines. Janette Rallison is a multi-award winning LDS author who has sold over a million copies of her books. Rallison will teach and is also the new ANWA President elect.

Other LDS authors, editors, writers on the Time Out for Writers Faculty include: Deirdra Coppel, Donna Hatch, Joyce DiPastena, Sara Fujimura, Peggy Shumway, Matt Peterson, Sandra Hendrickson and Brent Whiting. Please see website for the full schedule of classes, workshops, pitch sessions, activities, contest and fees.

We also have non-LDS faculty members including publishers and award-winning authors and agents including Jane Dystel, President of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, Anita Mumm, literary assistant of Nelson Literary Agency, Linda F. Radke President of Five Star Publications, Larry Brooks, Conrad J. Storad, Serena Freewomyn, and Wendy Petersen. Registration for Conference 

All ANWA board members, Events Committee members, Chapter Officers provide their services voluntarily without remuneration. We look to our founder Marsha Ward as an inspiration and example of an LDS writer who gives back to the community in abundance.

American Night Writers Association (ANWA, pronounced “ann-wah”) is a unique network for LDS women world-wide who are interested in writing. It was organized in Arizona by Marsha Ward in October, 1986. The purpose of our Association is to encourage, assist, and motivate members to write, and if they desire to published their work. LDS women writers, from beginners to published authors, are invited to join. ANWA is exclusively for LDS women writers and is a non-profit organization. ANWA is a safe haven where LDS women writers can grow.

FYI your book reviewer Jennie Hansen has taught at the ANWA conference in the past. More information in attachments. For questions contact Cindy or Patti via email at anwa-events@anwa-lds.com or Margaret Turley at musicnurse68@yahoo.com, snail-mail or phone below:

Margaret L. Turley ANWA-PR

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Mesa, AZ   85201 

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