Bi-Monthly Programs

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Meetings are held on the third Saturday in odd-numbered months:
January, March, May, July, September, and November. 
The public and THPW members are invited to hear speakers on selected writing or related topics.
You may order a box lunch from our Hospitality Director between 9:00 and 10:15 or bring a sack lunch.  Box lunches are $10.
Meeting Location:
8201 Canyon Drive, Amarillo 
(335 Loop/
Hollywood Road)
(Note: We must occasionally switch our meeting location or we may need to change the date to avoid conflicts. So, please check the address and date for each meeting.)


Bi-Monthly Meeting
January 21, 2017

"Saying the Most with an Internet Post" with Kim Black
"The Basics of Mailchimp: An Email Marketing Platform" with Janet Taylor
We're starting 2017 off with two great programs! 
Note the New Location
Oasis, 8201 Canyon Drive, Amarillo (335 Loop/Hollywood Road)
THPW President, Kim Black, will be speaking about creating a social presence that will help boost your writing career without draining your time and resources. She will introduce us to several different social media sites and help us determine which ones are the best fit. She'll examine tools to make posts more effective, interactions easier, and our time spent online be more productive. Learn about how to find followers, engage them safely, and promote your work without wearing out your welcome. Other topics include:

Where and How to Post
What to/ Not to Post
Tools for managing your Brand
Tools to enrich your writing and sales
Tips to make your website/ blog/ newsletter more successful
How not to get trapped (and waste your whole day) in Internet Quicksand
TPHW Board member, Janet Taylor, will speak about Mailchimp and how authors can use this as part of their email marketing platform. Established in 2001 as an email marketing service, by June 2014 it was sending over 10 billion emails per month. Learn why you should use an email service provider like Mailchimp rather than Outlook or Gmail to promote your writing. Janet will cover the basics of setting up a newsletter template and how to send out your first campaign.
Meeting Times:
Check-In and
Meet & Greet
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Business Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Morning Session
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Box Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Critique Session
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For information regarding how to join THPW and membership dues, see "Membership" link on left side of this page.

Non-members: There is a $10 guest fee to attend our bi-monthly programs.  If you join that day, the guest fee will be credited toward your membership fee. There is a $1 guest fee for middle school and high school students.  If a member invites you attend a program as their guest, the guest fee for that program will be waived. However, if you attend subsequent programs, we will ask you to either pay the guest fee or become a member.