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one word at a time

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The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017.
Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>.
PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir

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Fri. (Sept 15th) Writer's Boot Camp with Chuck Sambuchino: $150 fee

Sat. Breakout (Sept 16th) the crafts of writing and marketing: $150 fee

Discounted combined registration discount:
 $200
fee

Manuscript Contest: $30  submission fee

College student registration: $25

(scholarships available)

Poetry/rap slam: $10 entry fee

$100 prize, as long as there is a min. of 10 registrants




Sun. (Sept. 17th) The art of Christian writing in several genres: $150 fee

 

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The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017.
Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>.
PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir

The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017.
Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>.
PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir

The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017.
Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>. PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir

The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017. Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>. PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir

The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017. Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>. PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir

The Permian Basin Bookies is a nonprofit group of professional writers, editors and publishers. It seeks to promote literacy by introducing the authors of West Texas and promoting their works. The "Bookies" provide members with creative ideas, encouragement, support, industry contacts and connections with the reading public.
Announcements: Bookies Anthology For the benefit of the Recording Library of West Texas, the Permian Basin Bookies are creating an anthology. “West Texas Lore & Legend” is a collection of tall tales, romance and characters bigger than life. Proceeds from book sales going to provide audio versions of books, magazines and newspapers. Volunteers read for the blind, for those with dyslexia, learning disabilities and those who cannot turn pages. More than two dozen authors, from Santa Fe through the Basin east to Dallas, donated their works to this project. All told, they generated more than 80,000 words, edited by member Joyce Shaughnessy. The book is currently in the layout/design phase, due for a release in mid-2017.
Calendar of Events: April 1 SMU Friends of the Library fundraiser in Dallas, Bookies member Sara Barnard, as Top Ten Haute Young Texas Authors, will appear with son Logan and daughter Michaela. April 6 Family Fun Night, Lone Star College, Creekside Center, The Woodlands, Texas, 7-8 p.m. Member Jimmy Patterson and co-author Jim Henry read and sign their latest release “Willy Nilly & Thumper.” john.j.theis@lonestar.edu. Author readings, 8 p.m., Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Permian Basin Film Society, converting from novels and short stories to playwriting, to writing for the screen and movie production. Lobby of The Lofts Apartments in downtown Midland, 6 p.m. Segments include a film by Bookies member Tom Parks entitled “An Atheist’s Prayer,” featuring Mary Lou Cassidy in a one-woman role. Host: member David Bryant Perkins, adjunct professor at Midland College, and multiple award-winning screenwriter. Admission is free. April 8 Book signing with member Joyce Shaughnessy, Barnes & Nobel in Midland, on Loop 250, next to Best Buy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 Monthly meeting, Permian Basin Bookies, 6-7 p.m., Midland County Library Centennial Branch. Meetings are open to members and their guests, at no charge. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. April 22 Earth Day, 3 p.m., Permian Basin Bookies member Sara Barnard signing her books, along with her 4th-grade son Logan. Readings to follow at 4:30 p.m. Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. Interested authors sign up with bio and photo by March 31 at kopykath@hotmail.com. 
May 6 Celebration of the Arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Contact member Joe Willis josephwillis54@yahoo.com. May 7 Celebration of the arts, book signing opportunity for Bookies, noon-5 p.m., The Lofts on Main Street in Midland. Either day or both, contact member Joe Willis to register josephwillis54@yahoo.com.
 Sept. 15-17 Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland College. Chair: Glen Aaron. For speaker lineup, registration and other details, visit <permianbasinwritersworkshop.com>. PBWW Writing Contest: Get Your Work Out There!! (finished or unfinished Manuscripts welcomed) The time has come! Be the writer you've always wanted to be. Learn how to sell what you write. Join us at the Permian Basin Writers' Workshop (#PBWW) on the Midland College Campus for an intense two and a half days of a delightful learning experience that will develop your talent and skill to the next level. There will be cash bar mixers with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can unwind and network with your peers and presenters. Length 3000 words 500-word Synopsis Genres Middle Grade/YA Romance Suspense/Thriller/Mystery General Fiction/Literary Fiction Non-Fiction/Memoir