Compass Writers - Events

Compass Writers meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please arrive early. We begin each meeting with a writing industry expert such as an author, editor, or publisher. In the second part of the meeting, we break into small groups and provide each other with feedback on our manuscripts. We welcome all genres, and all levels of writers from newbies to bestselling authors. We meet at Compass Christian Church at 1510 N. Casa Grande Avenue in Casa Grande, Arizona. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!  

Upcoming Events

June 27, 2022

Lorraine Haataia, PhD
Lorraine Haataia, Ph.D.

The Power of a Writing Community

Dr. Lorraine Haataia will kick off our first meeting with a discussion on how writers can take their writing to a new level by participating in a writing community. The writing life can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. Find friendship and collaboration, improve your writing skills, and network with experts at Compass Writers. 

Dr. Lorraine is the president of Compass Writers, and the founder of Prolific Writers Life, an online community for writers to expand their writing skills, connect with writing industry experts, and finish their writing projects. 

July 11, 2022

Jim Marshall

The Book You Were Born to Write

Jim Marshall has compiled a lifetime of arduous study, observation, experience, and research of human phenomena into discovering Septemics, the philosophic system he describes in his book. In retrospect, he realizes that the philosophic system he shares in this book is what he was born to share with the world.  

Jim Marshall is the author of Septemics: Heirarchies of Human Phenomena. He has a long career as a Human Development Engineer. He uses advanced techniques to help his clients expand their limits. He is the inventor of Septemics and several other consciousness-expanding systems. 

July 25, 2022

Christine Trujillo

We All Have a Story to Tell

Christine Trujillo believes that we all have a story to tell. She will share her story of why she decided to write her book, and how she plans to use it to expand the reach of her message. 

Christine is the author of You’re Beautiful. She’s also the founder of Grace Women’s Outreach. Her mission is to share the Gospel Message of Christ with women in every walk of life who are hurting, lost, or feel like they have no hope.

August 8, 2022

Speaker To Be Announced

We haven’t booked a speaker for this date yet. Do you know a local author, editor, publisher, or someone in the writing industry who might want to speak at Compass Writers? If so, please contact Lorraine Haataia. 

August 22, 2022

Write a Legacy Book for Your Family

Gene Carr has a fascinating story of how he got permission from J.R. Tolkien to write a sequel to Lord of the Rings, using all the same characters and settings. Whether you’re asking for a book endorsement, doing an invitation for a speaking engagement, or have a request from a famous person, Gene has some tips on how to get through. 

Gene is the author of Sonto Diaries. He can lend you the book, but you can’t buy it. This was part of the deal he made with J.R. Tolkien. His book is an exploration of how challenging it can be for children of famous people get out of the shadow of their parents and make a name for themselves. 

September 12, 2022

Author Frank G. Davis holding his Generations book
Frank G. Davis

Should I Hire a Marketing Agent?

Frank G. Davis will discuss his experience working with a marketing agent. In the past three years, Frank has written eight novels. He enjoys writing, but he had no idea of how to market his books. In June of 2022, he decided to hire a marketing agent. He will share his experience in working with a local marketing company. 

Frank G. Davis began seriously writing a few months after the Covid-19 shutdown. His pastor made a comment during a sermon, and something he said triggered a thought for a short story. After church, he went home and started writing. Since then he has written eight novels including The Generations of Hope, and Joshua and Caleb.

September 26, 2022

Speaker To Be Announced

We haven’t booked a speaker for this date yet. Do you know a local author, editor, publisher, or someone in the writing industry who might want to speak at Compass Writers? If so, please contact Lorraine Haataia. 

Past Events