Sunday, April 5, 2020


ACFW DFW April 2020 meeting

Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements, 
our April 11, 2020 meeting will be conducted as a Zoom meeting online from 11am -12pm. 

Please see our Facebook page for further details

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Keys to Meaningful Memoir Writing

Join us Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., when we welcome author Gail Kittleson as she presents, “Keys to Meaningful Memoir Writing.”

Kittleson explains, “(the) memoir genre borrows fiction techniques: description, characterization, narration, setting, and plot. Methods we employ to hook readers and create tension apply to memoir writing, and our own personal history influences our fiction. The point of memoir is to make meaning of the past, inclusive of a powerful character arc. It stands to reason that exploring memoir writing may enhance our fiction writing in ways we might not have imagined.”

A baby boomer Iowa farm girl, Kittleson appeared with her thick glasses at the local library counter every Saturday of her childhood and hauled home a new pile of books. Later, she earned her MA in TESOL and taught English as a Second Language and college expository writing. 

Over a ten-year period during her husband Lance’s deployments to the Middle East, Gail’s memoir developed, and another is presently with a publisher. Since the World War II bug bit her, she’s never been quite the same. Her Women of the Heartland fiction brings to life this challenging era’s make-do women whom she loves to introduce to new readers.

Gail delights in historical research, grandchildren, gardening in Northern Iowa, and Arizona’s Mogollon Rim in winter. Facilitating workshops fulfills her craving for teaching and she cheers other writers on through free-lance editing. 

You can find more about her publications and check out her blog at:

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Most meetings are held at Arlington Community Church 1715 W. Randoll Mill Rd, Arlington, followed by a pay-your-way lunch at a nearby restaurant. This is a time for further fellowship, fun, and networking with other writers of all experience levels.

Friday, January 24, 2020

“You Got Science in My Fiction.”

Join us at the Arlington Community Church, located at 1715 W. Randoll Mill Rd, Arlington, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. as we welcome Rhonda Eudaly (Simpson) when she presents, “You Got Science in My Fiction.”

Her presentation is an introduction to science fiction as a genre, its various uses, and across multiple genres, sometimes allowing the writer to touch on different and tough topics not regularly found in their genre.

Eudaly lives in Arlington, Texas where she's ventured into several industries and occupations for a wide variety of experiences. Her family includes her husband, their dogs, and a rapidly growing Minion© army. Her two passions are writing and music, which is evident in her increasing horde of writing instruments.
She has a well-rounded publication history in fiction, non-fiction, and scriptwriting. For her latest publications and downloads, visit her website at

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The program is followed by a pay-your-way lunch at a nearby restaurant for further fellowship and networking.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Join us Saturday, January 11th at 10:30 a.m. when we welcome Pastor Grant Diamond of Rise Frisco Church as he presents, “Insecurity and Creativity.” The meeting will be held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington.

Nothing kills creativity like insecurity. For every creator the temptation to compare is constant. Insecurity looms large from the first word to the first draft. That’s why you’ll never reach your full creative potential without conquering insecurity. 

Join us as Pastor and content creator, Grant Diamond, discusses how to overcome insecurity and comparison of ourselves to others in order to release our full creative potential.  

A few years ago Pastor Grant Diamond moved his family cross-country to a city where he didn’t know anyone and had barely heard of—all to start Rise Frisco, a church whose mission is to “Love God, build people, and change the world.” You can call it crazy, or you can call it faith! The dream for Rise was to be a place for people who don’t like church, and at just one year old the church has welcomed hundreds of people for worship and seen many begin a relationship with Jesus, including baptism.  As a new church, Rise Frisco exists to be a safe place to take the next step with God. Had a bad church experience before? You’ll fit right in.

Diamond, who calls himself the Lead Communicator for Rise—instead of Pastor—believes it’s a sin to bore people with the Bible and has a passion to bring out the ancient truths of Scripture to speak into our lives today. He had a powerful encounter with God in college that changed everything for him. He considers it his greatest privilege and honor to help others have that same encounter. He holds a Bachelor of Theological Studies, as well as a master’s degree in Biblical Studies, and another nearly completed in Christian Ministry. 

Before moving to Frisco, Grant was serving God through ministry in the Chicago, Illinois area. He met his wife Kayli at Wheaton College in the Chicago suburbs and they were married shortly after graduation. He and his family now make the Greater Dallas area their home.

You can learn more about Diamond and the Rise Frisco Church at:, or follow along with Diamond at: and on Twitter @grantlovesjesus.

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The program is followed by a pay-your-way lunch at a nearby restaurant for further fellowship and networking.