Bi-Monthly Programs

Meetings are held on the third Saturday in odd-numbered months:
January, March, May, July, September, and November. 
The public and PPW members are invited to hear speakers on selected writing or related topics.
You may order a box lunch from our Hospitality Director between 9:30 and 10:15 or bring a sack lunch.  Box lunches are $10.
Meeting Location:
Amarillo Senior Citizens Center
1217 S. Tyler
Amarillo, Texas
Unless otherwise specified.
(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.)


January 17 Workshop

Mike Akins

Social Media for Every Writer

Amarillo Senior Citizens Center
1217 S. Tyler 


Mike Akins, a PPW board member will present our January program—Social Media for Every Writer (including, but not limited to dummies).  His scope will include all social media he is aware of— how he has used it effectively and not so effectively. Both sides should provide helpful instruction.

Born in Albuquerque forty-eight years ago, Mike has lived most of his life in Texas. He is a computer programmer by day and a renaissance man by night. Mike’s degree is in computer science with a minor in music. He sings, composes music, paints, and is writing a third novel. He has studied European fencing and for over thirty-two years, Okinawan martial arts—which he also teaches. Mike is the father of three children: Emily, 21; Andrew, 19; and Aaron, 17.

Come ready to learn how to expand your platform and market your writing.

Meeting Times:
Check-In and
Meet & Greet
9:00 -9:30 a.m.
Morning Session
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Business Meeting
Noon - 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 joint PPW 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 the membership fee.  There is a $1 guest fee for middle school and high school students.  At bi-monthly meetings held at the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association, members of Amarillo Senior Citizens Association may attend those meetings free of charge.