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Spokane Authors & Self-Publishers

meets the FIRST THURSDAY of the month at:


7117 N Division St., Spokane, WA

Please join us on September 7, 2017


For Guest Speaker

Bill Bancroft.



          He has been a professional musician for over 46 years, primarily playing country, rock, and blues.   He plays drums, percussion, sings, and writes songs. Throughout the years he has played in numerous "bar bands" and has toured extensively with famous nationally known acts.

          Bill spent time in the corporate world rising to become Vice President of a Spokane, Washington based bank.  He also served stints as Director for various projects all over the U.S., and in England, Mexico, China and Poland.

          Retired from the business world, Bill has gone back to playing music full time. He divides his time between The Bobby Patterson Band in Spokane and fills in with other bands when needed, whether for shows, tours, or recordings.

          Bill is also an actor with a recurring role as "Billionaire #2" on the nationally syndicated, Spokane based, SYFY show, Z-Nation. He also was a principal in the independent film, Checkers.  He has also modelled for various photo shoots, including Henry VIII, Mr. Green, Gangster, and many others.

          Bill decided to recount his memories of his years on the road as a musician.  He wanted to relate how an inconsequential young boy from Greenacres, Washington came to share the stage with incredible musicians and famous stars.

          Bill is happily married to Sue.  They have five grown children, eight grandchildren, and have two more on the way!




Ten Minute Discussion topic:

 “Exploring Connections Between Art And Writing”


Click Here for Submission and Entry Form!

(or contact Sue, Beth, or Dave to have a copy e-mailed to you)


          The meeting room opens at 2 PM for set up, visiting, and dining. We introduce any guests in attendance and our featured speaker or other event at 2:30 PM.  Following our premier event, we break for 15 minutes and then reconvene for club business and reports from members and guests about their writing, publishing, and marketing efforts.

          We encourage members to bring and display their published books at our meetings. There is a table where you can place your books for viewing or sale.  You may also donate books or other items of interest as door prizes.

          The president usually conducts a drawing for any donated books or items for SASP paid members. Guests and unpaid members may purchase a drawing ticket for $1. (Members may also purchase additional tickets for $1.)

          We invite and encourage guests to attend our meetings. We are sure you will find help and encouragement from fellow writers and will want to join us. We enthusiastically welcome guests of individual SASP members.

          To join Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers, simply attend a meeting and pay your dues for the year. If you cannot attend, mail your dues and contact information to the address below.

          Membership dues of $15 are due in January. (Initial dues are $15 if joining in December, January, February or March; $10 if joining in April, May, June, or July; and $5 if joining in August, September, October or November.) To avoid being dropped from our roster and Web-site, please mail your renewal to: SASP, P.O. Box 18573, Spokane, WA 99228-0573. Normally, the only other expense is purchase of your buffet lunch upon entering the establishment where we meet.

          Chuck O’Connor, Elmer Freeman, Joe Meiners, and Dan Volmer established this non-profit organization. They wanted to share with others their interests in writing, producing, and publishing their own books. SASP held its first public meeting November 1998. The founders want members to share their experience, expertise, and resources for mutual benefit. Membership is open to anyone, published or unpublished who is interested in self-publishing. (Over the past ten years the organization has grown to include writers, poets, photographers, artists, and illustrators, and those attempting traditional as well as self-publishing.)


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