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.)


July's meeting being held at different location.
See below for details.
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The July Bi-Monthly Meeting and the Youth and Adult Writing Contests Awards Ceremony is being held in the Edward Davis Room on the 9th floor of the Chase Tower.  The Chase Tower is located at 600 S. Tyler St. in downtown Amarillo.  It is surrounded by Tyler, 6th, Harrison, and 7th streets.

Please use the parking lot on the west side of Harrison Street (southwest corner of Harrison and 6th Street) or the parking lot on the east side of Van Buren Street (southeast corner of Van Buren and 6th Street).  These parking lots are on either side of Sassy's.  You may also park along any of the surrounding streets where parking is permitted.

The parking lot immediately adjacent to and on the west side of the Chase Tower is for guests of the Amarillo Club only.  Please do not park in that lot.


July 19, 2014
PPW presents Marcy McKay
Writing Brilliant Blogs

“Marcy McKay is one of the most dynamic and motivational women I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.” — Linda Castillo, New York Times Bestselling Author (The Kate Burkholder Series).

     Marcy McKay is the Energizer Bunny of writers. She believes writing is both delicious and messy, so she created Mudpie Writing ( as a fun place for writers to fight their creative monsters together. She’s also an award-winning copywriter/short-story author and freelance writer, whose publishing credits include: Writer’s Digest’s Writing Basics, Accent West, and Roots & Wings. Marcy and her husband, Mark, speak to thousands each week as co-hosts of Smart Money Radio (710 AM KGNC, Saturdays 8:04 am). Her literary agent recently retired before submitting Marcy’s debut novel, Pennies from Burger Heaven, for publication, so she’s seeking new representation. From there, she’ll keep going and going…

Writing Brilliant Blogs

Yesterday, people read “newspapers” and “magazines” to gather their information. Today, many do so via the Internet through “blogs” and “posts.” In fact, last year there were over 152,000,000 online blogs. This interactive workshop will teach you the ABC’s of blogging. Come ready to have fun and to learn:

·       Which equipment and tools you need to start your own blog.

·       How to explore the various types of blogs out there and which one is right for you.

·       How to discover your voice. Once you decide WHAT you’re going to write, you need to decide HOW to say it.

·       How to research the best blogs for you to guest post on to help build an audience for your own blog.

·       How to write the blog itself – from a headline that hooks the reader right away until the very end, we’ll cover all aspects of writing a brilliant blog.

Don't forget our new time--9:30. See you there.
Meeting Times:
Meet & Greet
9:30 - 10 a.m.
Morning Session
10 a.m. - Noon
Business Meeting
Noon - 12:15 p.m.
Box Lunch
12:15 - 1 p.m.
Critique Session
1 - 3 p.m.

$10 program guest fee credited if joining PPW—dues $30 per year.
Students with ID will pay a reduced $1 guest fee. 
Members of Amarillo Senior Citizens Association may attend meetings free of charge.