• President's Corner




    Dear Authors of the Flathead Members and Friends,

    If you haven’t already, register for the conference October 1 & 2. A few seats are also available
    for Val Mathews’ Friday workshop Making Your Writing Pop and for fifteen-minute
    appointments with her. I attended her workshop at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference a
    few years ago and she’s fabulous!

    Betty Kuffel is preparing the slideshow of published books (includes ebook). Please get your
    cover art, a photo of yourself, and a brief bio to her at bettykuffel@gmail.com.

    Thursday meetings continue through the summer as we polish our writing for the conference.
    The full schedule is on the Authors website.

    First Thursdays have been packed with great teaching and discussion from Kathy Dunnehoff.

    Second Thursday organizer Susan Purvis is booking brilliant presenters from all over the
    country. Our August 11 guest is Nate Schweber, author of THIS AMERICA OF OURS: Bernard and
    Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild. (Mariner, 2022). His bio is on the
    website. This will be a Zoom event.

    Third Thursdays Open Readings and are led by Fran Tabor, Dixon Rice, Glenn Schiffman, and
    others. Present your work and receive instant feedback.

    Barbara Schiffman’s screenwriting group on fourth Thursdays are polishing their scripts ahead
    of the conference.

    A tip: For those of us who write short forms, I’m finding Instagram to be a valuable tool. If you
    set up an account and follow Whitefish Review, you’ll be encouraged to link with a plethora of
    journals and receive their submission calls. Authors member Connie Cermak will present two
    workshops at the conference on how to market through Instagram.

    The Authors of the Flathead Annual Potluck Picnic will be Thursday, September 15, from 4:00 –
    8:00 at the Lawrence Park Pavilion in Kalispell. Bring a dish to share. Authors is also moving
    toward a sustainable future so please bring your own plate, cup, and utensils so we don’t have
    to throw much away when we’re done.

    Write on!

    Craig Naylor

    Dear Writers,


    The Oct. 1 & 2 conference brochures are out and online registration is now live in the AoF website. Please note the special workshop with Val Mathews on Sept. 30 that is well worth the additional investment.


    Our meeting tonight, May 12, is sure to be a great one as Massie & McQuilkin agent Julie Stevenson gathers with us. This is a Zoom-only event. Login codes and Julie’s bio are on the AoF Schedule web page.


    Also on the Schedule page is info about the third Thursday open readings hosted this month by Dixon Rice. Fourth Thursday screenwriting events hosted by Barbara Schiffman links are there, as is the first week class with Kathy Dunnehoff. Kathy is endeavoring to also have her sessions on Zoom for those unable to get to FVCC.


    May spring blossom for us all. Write on!


    Craig Naylor


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