Bi-Monthly Programs

Love & Marriage ~ April 30th, 2016, 6:30 pm

Location: Youngblood's Cafe, 620 SW 16th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101

Our spring fundraiser is a dinner theatre featuring the play Love & Marriage written by our very own Ryan McSwain and Mike Akins.  There will also be a silent auction.  For more information and to purchase tickets . . .

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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 PPW members are invited to hear speakers on selected writing or related topics.
You may order a box lunch from our Hospitality Director between 9:00 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.)


March 19 Program

Bethany Claire
So You Finished Your Book . . .

Dusty Richards, who was scheduled to speak at our March 19 program, had to cancel when his life changed in the blink of an eye. But, one of the brightest and savviest in the Indie publishing business—USA Today Bestselling author Bethany Claire has graciously agreed to be our March presenter.  Thank you, Bethany!

Bethany's popular Scottish time travel romance series—Morna’s Legacy—is breaking all sorts of records.

She knows exactly what it takes to do it all and be a bestseller. She’ll explain what a writer needs to do once the book is finished. She’ll share advice and tips to move you from unpublished to multi-published. You’ll learn where to find help with editing, cover design, and formatting, in addition to developing great marketing skills--everything you need to put you on the path to success.

Bethany’s love of storytelling has been a lifelong passion, but convinced it would serve her best to follow a “conventional” career path, she tucked that passion away and went off to college.

Fast forward four years and about six major changes later, she realized the stories simply were not going to stay tucked away inside her head. Months from graduating with a degree in elementary education, she finally realized writing was the only career that would make her happy. So, one day, in the middle of a summer education course, she got up in the middle of class, walked to the registrar’s office, and withdrew from the university on the spot. Since then, she has devoted herself to writing full time and is following her dreams.

Join us for some of the best information you’ll ever get all in one place.

Read more about Bethany at


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 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 your 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. 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.