SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Celebrating 8 years this month!
SSWW Welcomes Brenda Warneka, AZ Press Women member, author, editor and specialist on anthologies
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting – camaraderie, information for writers and book signing*
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: Thursday SEPT 26th, 2013 5:30-7:30 – special meeting date
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected] See Details Below
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, publishing, camaraderie and support.
SPEAKER SEPT 26th Thursday – special date/one time only
Brenda Warneka, author, member of AZ Press Women, president of NFPW www.thefatesite.com and www.skirtingtraditions.com
Brenda Warneka will speak about the process of assembling anthologies—from the original idea to the completed product. Warneka was the project leader, overseeing the work of 18 members of Arizona Press Women, for the award-winning APW anthology, Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012. She is also a co-editor and co-writer of two other anthologies.
Brenda Warneka is an editor and writer of non-fiction. She has a BA in history from Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and a law degree from Wayne State University. She is the immediate past president of Arizona Press Women; a member of Scribes, the American Society for Legal Writers; and a member of the State Bar of Arizona.
See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
COST: $22 for members – $25 for guests SEPT ONLY– PLEASE RSVP. Thank you.
NOTE: price increase: October 30th meeting – members $25 and guests $28
CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in. Thank you for the help.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is to the rear – two large lots. Note: best to enter from the side elevator for the 4th Floor Grille – NOT the main lobby.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way – NOT through the main lobby. Welcome!
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