Cochise Writers' Group
 
Description: WHO WE ARE: half a dozen or so writers committed to getting better at our craft. We’re everything from novices to published award-winners. We’re poets, short-story writers, memoirists, novelists, non-fiction writers, and bloggers. We’re serious about what we do but we laugh a lot, too. We’re a circle of friends always looking to expand the circle.

WHAT WE DO: Our mantra is “critique the writING, DO NOT criticize the writER.” Our purpose is to help each other become better writers through constructive critique. We read all kinds and genres of material. (We even accidentally critiqued someone’s math homework once!) We applaud the things done well and provide suggestions on how to improve the things that still need work. Not sure how to give good critique? Don’t worry: we’ll teach you how to do that.

WHAT ELSE WE DO: We share information and insights on writing techniques, finding agents and publishers, and self-publishing versus traditional; we critique query letters and synopses, go to area writers’ conferences, and help each other get comfortable with social media. We even have our own group blog. Check us out at http://cochisewriters.wordpress.com.

HOW DO WE DO IT: We meet every other Tuesday, alternating between the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Copper Queen Library in Bisbee. Meetings at both locations run from 4:30 to 6:45, then we go out to dinner! We exchange material via e-mail in Rich Text Format between meetings so we can spend our meeting time discussing the work. Don’t know how to put something in Rich Text Format? Don’t worry: we’ll teach you that, too.

WHAT DOES IT COST? No money, but something more valuable: your time and effort. We expect each member to read everyone else’s work and do their best to provide timely and constructive feedback.

HOW DO YOU JOIN? Come to a meeting. Check us out. If you like the vibe, submit your material and keep coming back.
Information: The Cochise Writers' Group meets every other Tuesday, alternating between the Sierra Vista Public Library's Conference Room and the Cooper Queen Library's Young Adult Room in Bisbee. Here's our schedule for 2015.

Tuesday, January 6, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room
Tuesday, January 20, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room

Tuesday, February 3, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room
Tuesday, February 17, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room

Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room
Tuesday, March 17, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, March 31, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room

Tuesday, April 14, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, April 28, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room

Tuesday, May 12, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, May 26, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room

Tuesday, June 9, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, June 23, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room

Tuesday, July 7, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, July 21, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room

Tuesday, August 4, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, August 18, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room

Tuesday, September 1, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room
Tuesday, September 15, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room
Tuesday, September 29, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room

Thursday, October 15, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Conference Room
Tuesday, October 27, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room

Tuesday, November 10, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Mona Bishop Room
Tuesday, November 24, 4:30 - 6:45, Bisbee Copper Queen Public Library, Young Adult Room

Tuesday, December 8, 4:30 - 6:45, Sierra Vista Public Library, Mona Bishop Room

Here since: 5 Aug 2012
Website: http://cochisewriters.wordpress.com
Point of Contact (POC): Ross Lampert


Group Members
Name City Joined Position
Ross Lampert Hereford, AZ 5 Aug 2012 POC  
Don Price 20 Dec 2014  
Brandt Biddix 20 Dec 2014  
Michelle Parker Sierra Vista 20 Dec 2014  
Kelli Callahan 20 Dec 2014  
Tina Durham 20 Dec 2014  
Jeffrey Ferro 20 Dec 2014  
Karen Gunn 20 Dec 2014  
Debrah Strait Bisbee 20 Dec 2014  
Susan Trombley 20 Dec 2014  
Lisa Vogel 20 Dec 2014  
Brian Schade 20 Dec 2014  
Morgana Biddix 20 Dec 2014