CAPA Meetings

CAPA Central Chapter is back to in-person meetings at the Avon Senior Center.

We thank all our members for being flexible during this time. Please refer to your email, the private Facebook group, or the Authority for members-only links to attend meetings that are still virtual.

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 (in person)
CAPA Southeast meetings are the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm (virtual)

Have questions? Reach out to us HERE.

August 8

6:30 pm (Virtual)

Using Personal Experience in Fiction, by Sara Ellie MacKenzie


Monday, August 8, 2022

Via ZOOM at 630 pm

 Using Personal Experience in Fiction

Author Sara Ellie MacKenzie

Topic: Rather than writing from normal experience or research, Sara shares how to weave life’s unusual experiences into your story.

Sara has experienced generational trauma, discrimination, abuse, and assault in her life. She shows you how she used this negative background to craft her theme, plot, and characters in her books.

And, more importantly, how working with negative circumstances in writing can create an outlet for solving problems and  healing.

Sara Ellie MacKenzie is the author of: A World So Bright and Dark: The Journal of Lizzie Coleen MacDougal. She is also author of the following series: Casting Shadows: Wrapped in the Rays of the Sun Volume I; The Circle is Broken: Wrapped in the Rays of the Sun, Volume II; Through the Meadow: (will be released soon) Wrapped in the Rays of the Sun Volume III.

Her books are available from Amazon. Sara can be reached at

August 20

(10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Summer Picnic

After two years of postponements, CAPA is reinstating our (again-to-be-annual) 2022 Summer Picnic on August 20. Let’s get together from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and have another fun time. Everyone is invited – members, families, and friends. This will be at the Sycamore Park635 West Avon Road, Avon with parking behind our normal meeting room. CAPA will provide sandwiches and soft drinks. You can help by providing a sides dish, salad or dessert.

August 24

7:008:00 pm (Virtual)

“Book Marketing Demystified” by Jared Kuritz

Book sales may be your main focus, or your book may be a part of a larger business model. In either case, targeted and effective promotional activities are a key ingredient. Learn the 10 contemporary tools and techniques necessary to successfully market your book and/or your brand.

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