Larry Upshaw, Executive Director of Ageless Authors, speaks to senior groups about continuing to write into old age. Recently he told the Silver Leos writers everything they need to know about improving their writing at their monthly meeting at Texas A&M — Commerce.
The head of the world’s largest group of senior writers age 65 and older spun tales about his half century in journalism, book writing and marketing. He also told about how Ageless Authors came about to help older writers and poets continue to create into old age.
Ageless Authors is the first worldwide group dedicated exclusively to encouraging and promoting senior writers through writing contests, publishing the best work from those contests in annual anthologies and offering publishing services to older writers who want to publish a book.
Silver Leos is a group of older writers in North Texas. It includes professional writers as well as those who decided to devote time and effort to writing after retirement.
“I speak to groups like this as often as possible,” says Upshaw. “They are my contemporaries, so we had a lot to talk about. I’m inspired by people my age working to improve their skills in almost any area, especially writing. They can use the services of Ageless Authors to facilitate that improvement.”
Upshaw is available to speak to groups all over the country. His emphasis right now is on promoting DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That, the new anthology of stories and poetry from the 2018 writing contest. In cities where winning writers live, Ageless Authors is setting up reading/signing events to highlight the outstanding work in the book.