• Meeting Schedule

  • All in-person meetings start at 7pm


    Important: We have been priced out of our regular meeting room at FVCC. Starting in January, meetings will be held in the classroom at A1 Vacuum and Sewing Center, 140 West Center Street, Kalispell, MT. Until then, meeting will still be held in Room 141 of the Broussard Center Building at FVCC.

    December 8 - Guest Speaker

    RICK BLEIWEISS’S is an executive at Blackstone Publishing, where he has acquired works by James Clavell, Leon Uris, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
    His life has been as fascinating as his Barbershop Detective novels!
    He is an award-winning author, publishing executive, music producer, record company senior executive.
    Prior to Blackstone, Rick spent his life in New York City and help launch the careers of Melissa Etheridge and the Backstreet Boys. He also worked on the records of Kiss, U2, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and specialized in marketing and selling major film soundtracks, including the first three Star Wars films, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease.
    This will be a Zoom meeting only.
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    Meeting ID: 882 1426 8463
    Passcode: 844700

    December 15 - Open Readings

    Bring up to 6 pages, double-spaced, preferably at least 6 copies to share with others for written feedback.


    If you want to take a chance fewer than three will show up, you can bring 10 pages double-spaced. But if more than three, no more than 6 pages will be read so we can have a good discussion with lots of supportive feedback.


    The usual time limit is 7 to 9 minutes.


    This will be an in-person meeting at FVCC Broussard Center Room 141

    December 22 - Annual Holiday Party

    Holiday Party, 5:30 – 7:30 at A-1 Vacuum, 140 W Center St, Kalispell, MT 59901. 
    Please bring an item of food and drink to add to the potluck. We'll have some cups, plates, and utensils, but if you can bring your own to take home and wash
    we'll save on trash and lighten our earthly footprint. 
    There will be a white elephant gift exchange – books only, so wrap up the best tomes you have to pass on to others. 
    A-1 owner Fran (who is also the Authors of the Flathead Secretary) requests that we park in back and use the back door.

    January 5 - Kathy Dunnehoff

    Topic: Plan to Make 2023 Your Best Writing Year Ever!


    Note the location change from previous meetings:


    This will be an in-person meeting at A-1 Vacuum & Sewing, 140 West Center Street, Kalispell, MT

    January 12 - Guest Speaker

    Rolf Potts is an American travel writer, essayist, podcaster, and author. He has written four books, including Vagabonding, Marco Polo Didn't Go There, and Souvenir. The lifestyle philosophies he outlined in Vagabonding are considered to have been a key influence on the digital nomad movement. Rolf Potts has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel. His adventures have taken him across six continents. https://rolfpotts.com/
    This will be a Zoom Meeting only.. Link details to be posted later.

    February 9 - Guest Speaker

    Marketing, Marketing, Marketing
    Jennie Sager is a trusted, outcomes-oriented Media and Technology Executive with more than 20 years expertise planning and implementing global first campaigns that bring communities together to improve the world around them. Jennie is the podcast host of https://open.spotify.com/show/20XZTiBIwRuSogGj4KKd8a (top10% world-wide podcasts). Jennie has produced award-winning programs for top television networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, Discovery, HGTV and Australia’s The Nine Network. She has also been a content producer for many of the world’s largest events, including the Super Bowl and the ARIAS.
    Jennie is Global Head of Brand and Managing Director at Nextdoor
    This will be a Zoom Meeting only.. Link details to be posted later.
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