FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Patricia L. Brooks, president, founder
SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
480-250-5556 or [email protected]
SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Wishes you a Happy Summer of Writing
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Guest Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHERE: 2011 LOCATION – Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd at Chaparral Rd light, NE corner. Enter off Chaparral Rd at the 4th Floor Grill entrance, take elevator, exit and turn left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30, Wed. MAY 25TH, 2011
WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing and publishing, and camaraderie and support.
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected]
SPEAKER: Betty Webb www.bettywebb-mystery.com
Betty Webb, a former journalist turned mystery novelist, shares how she has turns real life cases into fiction without getting sued. She also discusses how to keep a series going after seven books, and gives tips on how to create a lead character who can carry that burden. Her bestselling mysteries include two very different series: “Desert Wives,” part of the Lena Jones mysteries; and “The Koala of Death,” one of the light-hearted Gunn Zoo mysteries.
BIO: A journalist for more than 20 years, Betty Webb interviewed U.S. presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, and Nobel-Prize winners, as well as the homeless, the dying, and polygamy runaways. Her mystery novels have received rave reviews from the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Publishers Weekly. Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, the American Association of Zoo Keepers and the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers.
See notes below for dinner fees, new format and new location, thank you.
There are changes to the menu, the cost of the meeting, and the way you pay for your meal at the meeting. Please note all our changes (as of 2011) – thank you.
MENU: Salad, dessert, beverage and roll or a sandwich/soup, dessert, beverage and roll – both with tax and gratuity included – make a CHOICE the night of the meeting.
COST: $22.00 for members – $25.00 for guests (able to visit twice before joining)
CHECKS: Please make your check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers PRIOR to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45 at the table at the door so we can start the meeting promptly at 6:00.
(1) Leave your check made payable to SSWW,
(2) Have your name checked off the RSVP list,
(3) Pick-up your name badge – your receipt for the food server.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table and the format remains the same.
DIRECTIONS: Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Fashion Square Mall – Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is in the rear – two large parking lots – best to enter from the middle elevator for the 4th Floor Grille.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille and come up that elevator – it is in the center of the hotel complex. There is an awning marked 4th Floor Grille. This is the easiest way in – not through the lobby. The parking lots are in the back on the north end of the complex.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams