CAPA Meetings

CAPA has three different chapters/meeting locations. Members are welcome and encouraged to participate in all meetings.

CAPA Southwest meetings are the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm (virtual)
CAPA Central meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 10:30am (Avon Senior Center)
CAPA Southeast meetings are the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm (Groton Library)

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March 13 (6:30 pm)
Use an Editor to Craft Better Books, by Katherine Pickett.

All about editors: Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Can Help You. How can you be sure you found the right editor for your book?  Veteran editor Katherine Pickett gives you the inside scoop on: What editors do; Copyeditors, proofreaders, and developmental editors; What qualifies someone to be an editor; What your role is when working with an editor; How you can save time and money throughout the editing process.

Katherine Pickett is owner of POP Editorial Services LLC ( and the author of the award-winning book Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro. Her personal essay “Dented” was published by Lowestoft Chronicles and selected for the 2011 Lowestoft Chronicle print anthology. Her articles have appeared in Publishing Perspectives,, Writer Beware and IBPA Independent. She is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and past president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association.

March 18 (10:30 am)
Ask the Literary Agent. What’s Changing in the Publishing Marketplace? 

Dennis Schleicher will answer all of your burning literary agent questions at this workshop. As an associate literary agent with Talcott Notch Literary LLC and a best-selling author, he has a wealth of knowledge to share! Learn what it takes to find an agent in today’s changing market. Or do I even need an agent? Dennis will provide tips and guidance on how to pitch yourself and your book and discuss the essential responsibilities that a literary agent position entails. 

Bring your questions and be prepared to discuss the latest trends in the publishing world. Are you curious about what’s changing in the market? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Get personalized advice about finding representation for your book from one of the industry’s leading experts. Ask questions, exchange ideas with other attendees, and get insider insight from Dennis Schleicher himself! Schleicher, we’ll talk about the trends of finding an agent and what a literary agent’s responsibilities are. Feel free to come with questions or listen.

March 21 (6:30 pm, ET) Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life
by Daniel Blanchard

Want to live an exciting life? Yeah! Sadly, too often, though, many of us are just going through the motions. And by just doing more of what we’re already doing, we’re just digging ruts that could someday be deep enough to be graves.

Join TEDx speaker, award-winning author, educator, 2X Junior Olympian wrestler, and veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, Dan Blanchard, who will help you break free from your old routine and start living an exciting life.

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to shift their paradigm to where doing big, scary things feels better than playing it safe and just going through the motions. So, get ready! Get excited! And start living your life!

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