Welcome To ANWA

American Night Writers Association (ANWA, pronounced "ann-wah") is a unique network for women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are interested in writing. The Association  offers an annual membership for $24 and was founded in Arizona by Marsha Ward in October, 1986. The purpose of our Association is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. LDS women writers, from beginners to published authors, are invited to join.


    Executive President’s Message


    2016 ANWA's Time Out For Writers  Conference

    Where? A new location, the Double Tree by Hilton, 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282, USA.
    When?  September 15 - 17 2016, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 


    Cindy Williams
    ANWA Executive President

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    Northwest Retreat



    The Northwest Region of American Night Writers Association (ANWA) presents the eighth annual Northwest Writers Retreat

    DATE: 4:00 pm October 22nd, 2015 thru Noon on October 24th.

    Optional Write-in: 3:00 pm October 21 - 4:00 pm October 22, 2015

    Location: Rosario Beach, WA (around the corner from Deception Pass)

    EVENT COST:  $90.00 Retreat. Price covers lodging, food, and classes $25.00 Optional write-in. Price covers lodging only. 


    Classes by published authors
    Blocks of time set aside for writing
    Critique sessions
    Flash Fiction Contest
    Gather with other Latter-day Saint Women to learn, practice, and network in a beautiful setting. All are welcome from beginners to pros. All you need to participate is a love for the written word.


    Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. Her first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy, Utah Library. She worked for five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English. An avid reader of all genres, Lisa has worked in the publishing industry since 1997. She is currently working as Managing Editor of Shadow Mountain Publishing. Besides books, she loves movies, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries. She lives in Utah with her husband Tracy. She is the author or four award-winning YA novels, The Hourglass Door, The Golden Spiral, The Forgotten Locket, and After Hello.

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