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  • Intermountain Retreat 2014

    Writer’s Retreat for the Intermountain Region Morgan, Ut

  • Annual Time Out for Writers Conference

    Writers Conference offers world-class workshops and writing classes by professionals in the industry, pitch sessions with national and local agents/editors, ...

  • Southwest Retreat 2014

    Show Low, AZ

  • Welcome to our new website!

  • Please be patient while we work out the bumps.

  • Registration for the ANWA Intermountain Retreat in northern Utah, Sept. 19-20, is NOW OPEN! Click on EVENTS to register.
  • ANWA's Summer Writing Challenge is in full swing. Check out the ANWA Events blog to find out how to join. www.anwaevents.blogspot.com 
  • ANWA Northwest Retreat: Rosario Beach, WA, October 8-11, 2014. Registration coming soon!

Welcome To ANWA

The American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a peer network for women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are interested in writing. Our purpose is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and, if they desire, to publish their works...

 American Night Writers Association (ANWA, pronounced "ann-wah") is a unique network for LDS* women world-wide who are interested in writing. The Association  offers an annual membership for $20 and was founded in Arizona by Marsha Ward in October, 1986. The purpose of our Association is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. LDS women writers, from beginners to published authors, are invited to join.


    Executive President’s Message

    ANWA has been the catalyst for my growth as a writer. I get so excited every time I talk to someone about the organization. I see it as a place where members can develop from the tiny seeds of first writing to the mighty oaks of 10,000+ hours. Whatever writing goals members have, I see ANWA as an organization of support, knowledge, encouragement, and sisterhood. Heavenly Father has blessed us with this talent and desire to write. Let us use it to be an influence for good in the world.

    Official Song


    Welcome to Our New Website!

    Welcome to the new website of the American Night Writers Association (ANWA).

    We’re glad you’re here! There are several ways you can join with us to enjoy the many benefits of our organization.

    ANYONE can apply for a free subscription to the ANWA website. Free subscribers receive:

    Access to our website that includes writing resources; registration for and information about our events, including our national conference; a store/shop where you can find books and ANWA paraphernalia; a gallery; blogs, ANWA author highlights/spotlights and directory; and books by our authors.


    Featured ANWA Authors

    • Archers Hollow
    • Braving the Blaze
    • Chocolate Roses
    • ColdRiver
    • Master-of Emotion
    • Tanellas Flight
    • Texting Through Time
    • big-in-japan
    • slayers2

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