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.
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.
WRITER IN RESIDENCE:
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.