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 9:00 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.)


July 18 Program

The In's and Out's of Microsoft Word*

MS Word guru Janet Taylor!

Do you get frustrated when typing and formatting your stories?  Microsoft Word can be confusing and aggravating.  Janet Taylor, a secretary for 42 years and current President of Panhandle Professional Writers d/b/a Texas High Plains Writers, wants to help you.

At the July 18 program, Janet will show you how to get page numbers to print on the correct side of odd and even pages.  If you have a deadline and need your work critiqued before the next time your critique group meets, Janet can show you how your group can use Word’s track changes feature as a critique tool.  Why do some words have red or green squiggly lines under them?  The red lines indicate a misspelled word, and the greens lines indicate a grammar error.  Word’s squiggly lines can be helpful, but are they always correct?  You’ve finished your novel and are ready to put it online only to find out that the formatting is all wrong.  There is a quick and easy way to fix that problem.

Word has many features that you may not be aware of, or if you do, you don’t know how to access them.  Come see what new things you can learn at our July 18 meeting.

*Janet will be specifically discussing the Windows version of Microsoft Word, but many features are applicable to the Mac version as well.

Meeting Times:
Check-In and
Meet & Greet
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Morning Session
10:00 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.