Writers Read

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Event | 0 comments

Brewd- a coffee lounge



THURSDAY MARCH 1 6:00-8:00 pm

BREWD 4960 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750. Doors open 6:00. Ample parking.

Along with Lise Hicks, Deb Liggett, Frank Losue, Ellen Graver, Kelli Peacock, Pat Bean, and Ginger Marcus I’ll be getting up to read an original story.  Come for the family-friendly entertainment, have supper with us from BREWD’s special menu. Books for sale by published authors.

Hope to see you there. Ethel Lee-Miller

Our host: Elaine Powers can give more info.


The Eastside Writing Room-January

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

JANUARY- THE EASTSIDE WRITING ROOM Tuesdays  11:30 AM-1:30 PM Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30We welcome adult writers of all genres and rotate our location among three Eastside locations. No fee, but you must RSVP to the hostess. New to the group? Questions? Interested writers may contact Ethel.

Yes, it’s January 2018. I am excited to announce our group is beginning the fifth year of providing multiple hours of quiet, supportive time just for writing.

What We Do: This group is not for instruction or critiquing. It’s solely for writing. No place in your house for quiet? Too many digital temptations or house/family chores? Set your writing intention each week in a quiet, serene atmosphere. Join us each week or as your time allows.

Why not make this the year you devote to your writing?

What It’s Like: Two hours of uninterrupted writing time. Wireless networking available. Hostess provides beverages. Feel free to bring a snack.

We begin at 11:30 but gather @ 11:15. Ten minutes of writing talk, stating intentions for the two-hour writing session, and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc.

You WILL be able to say, “Yes, I got some great writing done today.”

11th Annual Authors Showcase-Lunch, readings, door prizes

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20:  11th Annual Local Authors Showcase. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grill on the Green – Canoa Ranch Golf Club  5800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley AZ.


Join me for an entertaining afternoon with Lise Hicks- reading in memory of Denise Roessle, Rina Superneau -Historical Biography, Bishop Herb Chillstrom-Memoir, Donna and Larry Bergsgaard- Humor, Rae Hickey- Poetry, Sue Toppen- Fiction, Dan Baldwin-Psychic tales, and I’ll be sharing a story from Seedlings, Stories of Relationships.

Tickets: $20 ($24 after December 30, 2017) includes a delicious catered lunch by Grill on the Green and a chance to win door prizes donated by local restaurants and retailers. Author books for sale. Advance ticket purchase required. Payment must be received by 1/12/2018. Tickets available at the Society of Southwester Authors/ Santa Cruz Valley Chapter meetings or by contacting Duke Southard, 603-520-9695,  (Checks to: SSA/SCV Chapter)

S.P.E.A.K.- 5 Components That Will Enhance Presentations

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3: S.P.E.A.K. – 5 COMPONENTS THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR PRESENTATIONS. 9:30- 11:30 AM.   Unscrewed Theater 3244 E. Speedway. Sponsored by Tucson Tellers of Tales. Contact for information:

Do you have a fantastic story but feel it’s less than sparkling in the telling? Join me to learn about 5 components for successful storytelling- each one related to a visual, verbal, physical, and mental aspect of storytelling, or any presentation. An interactive program sharing practical ideas for your story, keynote, presentation, or reading.


S- THE story and how YOU SPEAK.

P- POSTURE. Does your body language “say” what you want it to say? Eye contact is vital in Western society. Where are your eyes? Use notes and “cheat sheets” effectively.

E- Make the ENVIRONMENT work for you. Know the room- Large room, large gestures and vice versa. What’s the seating? Who introduces you? Who handles the technology- mic, lights, temperature control?

A- ATTITUDE. This is my favorite. Banish fear with Fear Fighters. Make your presentation positive, professional, pleasant, purposeful. Know that you know your stuff. Enjoy!

K- KUDOS- Yes. Appreciate your audience!

Effective Blending of Memoir and Social Media

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5:  BLENDING MEMOIR AND SOCIAL MEDIA Sponsored by the Society of Southwestern Authors- Santa Cruz Valley Chapter.  1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Green Valley Library. Free and open to the public!

“Every event, no matter how mundane or crazy, offers delicious seeds for my gardens of stories.” And who’s going to read them, if no one knows they exist? If you’re an extrovert like I am, you can still get a charge out of personally telling everyone you know about your book launch, your article, your story, your event. And/or you can do a bit of planning, and some writing to get the message out online to hundreds of folks with a few clicks.

Think of social media as social meeting, not mania. This program will offer the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth, as I share tips, tools, and rationale for using social media about the very personal and popular genre of contemporary memoir.

Join me for practical tips for use with Facebook, LinkedIn, and  Twitter effectively, telling the truth about your memoir and sharing author information in a timely way that will attract readers and not leave you exhausted.

For more information: Bonnie Papenfuss, 520-625-3764

Tucson author Ethel Lee-Miller continues her love affair … with words, adding improvisation to her passion for writing, storytelling at Writers Read, Odyssey, Tellers of Tales, Railyard, Toastmasters, and editing and writing presentations. Published works include Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort, a twin’s family perspective; Seedlings, Stories of Relationships, and work in Muse Matrix, Story Circle Network Anthology 2016, the Write Group Sampler 2015 and 2016, and blogs about the writing life at  Her most recent publication is Inside and Out: Women’s Truth, Women’s Stories


The Eastside Writing Room

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Event | 0 comments

TUESDAYS IN NOVEMBER 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room:  November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. A Writing Group for adults.

How can you not be creative here? The Eastside Writing Room in Tucson provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. Open to all adult writers. Wireless networking available. RSVP for exact address. Contact Ethel.