About the Payson Book Festival
The Payson Book Festival is brought to you by the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers (APW) and Majestic Rim Retirement Living. It features appearances by authors from Rim Country and around Arizona. The book festival also features book signings and book sellers, projects for the kids, presentations, live music, and food available in the hotel & casino premises.
The mission of the Payson Book Festival is to enhance the love of reading by providing an environment that encourages personal interaction between readers and Arizona authors. Its goal is to promote literacy and showcase Arizona authors.
Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers & Majestic Rim Retirement Living
Arizona Professional Writers (formerly Arizona Press Women) is a nonprofit organization of women and men who work as professional communicators, journalists, writers, novelists, poets, scriptwriters, editors, journalism teachers, photographers, film producers, freelancers, and public relations specialists. Through APW, members sharpen career skills, network with top professionals and enjoy the camaraderie of peers.
Arizona Press Women was founded in Flagstaff in 1953 by several women journalists when female journalists were not allowed to join the Arizona Press Club. APW received its official charter in 1954 and soon afterwards became affiliated with the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW)
APW is currently organized by four Chapters: Southern Chapter in Tucson, Central Chapter in the Phoenix area, Rim Country Chapter in the Payson area and the Colorado River Chapter in the western part of the state.
The Rim Country Chapter was established in Payson in 2003. In addition to sponsoring the Payson Book Festival, Rim Country Chapter holds monthly meetings at Majestic Rim Retirement Living. Activities feature speakers who are published writers or experts in other areas of professional communications, and opportunities to write at meetings.
The Chapter also offers a college scholarship to a high school senior who is planning to major in communications at an Arizona university or college, and funds a scholarship for a student at the Payson campus of Gila Community College.
Today, APW members are women and men from many facets of communications. We are editors, newspaper reporters, television anchors, radio announcers, free-lance writers, public relations executives, scriptwriters, novelists, poets, video producers, photographers, educators, students, and managers of communications-related businesses.
Majestic Rim Retirement Living
Majestic Rim Retirement Living is the premier senior apartment community for active adults. Nestled in Tonto National Forest, Majestic Rim provides luxury accommodations for residents who want freedom from the chores of homeownership and comfort of 24-hour security. The variety of apartment styles allows residents to select a floor plan that meets their expectations. With chef-prepared meals, transportation, weekly housekeeping, in-unit washer/dryers and social activities life is easier. Experience the atmosphere and openness of the property by calling 928.474.3912 for a tour. Discover the difference of independent living in Payson. For more information, visit MajesticRim.com for rates, floor plans and news.