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.)


March 21 Workshop

Jon Mark Beilue

“What makes a good story? Show, don’t tell.”

Amarillo Senior Citizens Center
1217 S. Tyler 


Jon Mark Beilue has spent his entire professional career, nearly 34 years, at the Amarillo Globe-News. Since 2006, he has been the general columnist for the Globe-News, responsible for three columns a week, plus a monthly column for Amarillo Magazine as well as a video series,  “Out of the Beilue.” Prior to that, the native of Groom and graduate of Texas Tech spent 25 years in the sports department, the first eight as a sportswriter and assistant sports editor and then 17 as sports editor. He has won numerous statewide and national awards for his writing in sports and general columns. In December 2014, a collection of 75 columns was published in a book, “This Might Be A Good Story.”

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.