SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Betty Webb, award winning mystery author
of the Lena Jones series
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
WHEN: WED December 17th 2014 at 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: Please – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected]
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 – Dec 17th 2014: Betty Webb Award winning mystery author Betty Webb of the Lena Jones Series – “Which Comes First — the Chicken or the Egg?”
A successful novelist/journalist/book critic/writing teacher discusses writing as an art and a business — and which should come first. Betty will also talk about the decisions she has had to make while existing in four vastly different writing worlds, covering creativity, working habits, marketing, and the ethical conflicts that have arisen during her more than 40 years as a professional writer.
Betty Webb is a journalist who has interviewed U.S. presidents, Nobel Prize winners, astronauts who walked on the moon, and polygamy runaways. Now best known for her prize-winning Lena Jones crime novels (Desert Wives, Desert Rage, etc.), and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries (The Llama of Death, etc.), she has taught creative writing at Phoenix College and master classes at Arizona State University. For the past 30 years, she has been a syndicated book critic and has served as a judge for national literary awards. Among the organizations she belongs to are the National Federation of Press Women, the Author’s Guild, and Mystery Writers of America. She is a docent for the Phoenix Zoo, where she volunteers.
Author of DESERT RAGE and other Lena Jones mysteries
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: Members $25 and Guests $30 (new July 1st 2014) – Please RSVP early
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.
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