Bi-Monthly Programs

Bi-Monthly Meetings every 3rd Saturday, odd-numbered months.
Bi-monthly meetings are held every third Saturday in odd-numbered months: January, March, May, July, September, and November. 
Meeting Location:

The Oasis, 
8201 Canyon Drive, Amarillo 
in the Activity Bldg, in the rear
(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.)
The public and THPW members are invited to hear speakers on selected writing or related topics.
Lunch is on your own. Everyone is welcome back after lunch for an open critique session. Bring copies of your work.


September 16th Program

Rosa Latimer, Author of several Harvey Houses of... books.

Our September speaker, Rosa Latimer, says, “Behind the everyday discipline of writing there are core elements that you must have in place to enable you to be successful in telling your story.”

Her presentation will focus on these main points:

Organizing research

Keeping the story on track

Staying true to your purpose

No matter what you write, you have to have certain core elements. Almost every type of writing requires research—some more than others. Often, we get so engrossed in little side roads in our story we begin to meander, forgetting the main reason for writing it. Rosa will give us pointers and advice on how to stay focused.

She says, “Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, this information will help establish a simple, clear path to reaching your publishing goals.”

So bring pen and paper to takes notes.

Rosa has written a series about Harvey House girls that are inspired by her grandmother who once worked in one of the famous restaurants and hotels that set up along the railroad lines. She’ll share entertaining stories from her books as well as her experience establishing and keeping a successful relationship with her publisher.

Besides being an award-winning author, Rosa is a playwright and an award-winning photographer. She’s also a writing consultant and teacher and has served on the faculty of the West Texas Writing Academy for the last two years.


This program will be held at Oasis, in the Activities Center behind the main building.
8201 Canyon Drive, Amarillo in the Activity Bldg, in the rear (335 Loop/ Hollywood Road)

Meeting Times:
Meet & Greet
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Business Meeting
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 12:15 
Lunch on Your Own
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Open Critique Session
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Open to the Public Guests are always welcome!

Click "Membership" link left side of this page for details about dues and member benefits.

Non-members: $10 guest fee to attend bi-monthly programs.  If you join that day, the guest fee will be credited toward your membership fee.
$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.