SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Biographer/published Author and former Journalist
Katrina Shawver (See Book Review Below)
Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Wed – JUNE 26th, 2019 5:30 pm
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Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Mission: 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 professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing of books, and camaraderie and support.
SPEAKERS 6:45: KATRINA SHAWVER, biographer and former journalist
Katrina will discuss her path from initial idea to published author, and how she conducted extensive research for her nonfiction book. She will share ten specific lessons she learned as a first-time author, and marketing steps she considers essential for every author. Take home practical information authors in every genre can use.
Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, speaker, and the author of the award-winning book HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, released in November 2017. Her writing career began in 1997 writing columns for the Arizona Republic.
In 2002, she met Henry Zguda, an eighty-five-year-old Polish (Catholic) survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald during WWII. He lived a mile from her house. Based on gut instinct his story was unique and special, she soon offered to write his story knowing very little about Poland. She subsequently spent fifteen years researching Poland, World War II, and the Holocaust.
Katrina is the recipient of the 2018 Polish Heritage Award from the Polish American Congress of Arizona for “her contribution to the documentation of the suffering inflicted on Polish people during the Holocaust.” HENRY was named the 2018 Best Nonfiction Book by the Arizona Authors Association, among other awards, and is listed as recommended reading by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles. In Spring 2019 she served as Writer in Residence at the Glendale Public Library presenting multiple writing workshops and encouraging new authors. For more information Visit www.katrinashawver.com
RSVP before NOON the Friday morning before the meeting The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food a week in advance, and must receive a guaranteed number at that time, the confirmed deadline for an RSVP! Thank you for appreciating our contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com NOTE upper right corner for the link. Please fill out the form and pay with your credit card before NOON the FRIDAY before the meeting! Meeting information on the left of the main page. Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests. We no longer take checks or cash at the door, except for payment of Annual Dues. Thank you for moving forward with SSWW.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 pm. The buffet is available by 5:45 Themeeting starts promptly at 6:00.
All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. The cost is noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
Guests pick up a membership signup sheet too.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful announcements for you, including the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers. Remember, the announcements are reviewed at 6:00 with dinner. The member introductions follow at 30 seconds each.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101 Freeway, exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a quarter mile, the club is on the West side (Left) of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side (Left) of the street. 11500 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale.
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 mentors, 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