Welcome To ANWA

American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a unique network for women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints & are interested in writing. 


Executive President’s Message

April has arrived and ANWA has a shower of exciting events and activities happening.  So, put away your umbrellas and take it all in!

As of this publication of this article, Intermountain Writers Retreat has just 2 spots left! Who will be the last 2 lucky registrants to get in on this fabulous retreat.'s  It's April 22nd and the location, schedule and price make it irresistible to pass up.

If you missed the chance to attend the Intermountain Writers Retreat, great news!  The Southwest Writers Retreat just opened registration! The Southwest Writers Retreat will be held from Thursday, June 23rd at 8 a.m. to Saturday, June 25th at 10 a.m.  Once again it will be at the resort-like cabin, Stone Haven Lodge, nestled in the cool pines of Show Low, Arizona.  The cost is a steal at $95.00.  Our Theme this year is the Writer Games.  Does the publishing world seem ruthless with the odds stacked against you?  Come to Southwest Writers Retreat and put the odds in your favor at the Writer Games.

When thinking about the month of April, Tax Day, the 15th comes to mind.  Who loves paying taxes? Not me.  Yet again, Nan Marie Swapp, our fearless Conference Chair to the rescue!  She has something for you to look forward to--REGISTRATION OPENS for the 2016 ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference.  Have your computer open and ready to register because the first 25 people that register for 3 full days of Conference earns a spot at the All-Star Luncheon.  There you will sit at a table with the editor, agent or publisher of your choice sharing a meal and networking!

Some have already expressed concern about the financial burden about being able to attend both the Southwest Writers Retreat AND the 2016 ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference. No worries! We've created the Save the Date/Save the Cash program!  It's basically a layaway program to save the cash for Conference Registration.  Please check out details under Events and sign up to avoid a cash crunch in September.

There are lots of great reason to join ANWA.  If you'd like to be involved in a chapter or online critique group, network with amazing, writerly ladies, be uplifted, motivated and inspired in your writing goals, then join today!


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Deb Eaton
ANWA Executive President

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New Website Features!

Do you want to see ANWA's Authors and their books?

Our website has two new features - ANWA Author Bios and a Bookshelf for our author's books. Meet our Authors by clicking on ANWA on the top menu and then choosing ANWA Authors. ANWA Authors are AMAZING! Then peruse their books by looking through our Bookshelf (also accessible by clicking on ANWA on the top menu and choosing Bookshelf.)

Do you want FREE publicity for your books?

If you are a member of ANWA (or an LDS woman who writes and would like to join us) you are eligible to submit your Author Bio and your books to our website. Instructions are included in our FAQ article (accessible from the top menu by clicking on ANWA and FAQ's.) Don't pass up FREE PUBLICITY!




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