SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Melissa Pritchard – award winning author and biographer of Virginia G. Piper to the June 27th Meeting!
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. at Chaparral Rd light, NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: JUNE 27th Wed. 5:30-7:30 – Celebrate the Summer Writing Season!
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: Melissa Pritchard www.melissapritchard.com
Melissa Pritchard is the author of seven books of fiction and a biography. A recipient of the Flannery O’Connor and Carl Sandburg Awards, multiple Pushcart and O. Henry Prizes, and an NEA grant along with other fellowships, she teaches at Arizona State University. She has published fiction and non-fiction widely, including in The Paris Review, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review and Conjunctions. Her website and long bio are at www.melissapritchard.com
“The Writer as Curator, Witness, Diviner” An exploration of three major areas writers address in their work…the past, the present and the future. As human beings, we long to
remember our history, as social creatures in local and global communities, we
are called to bear witness to the present, and as spiritual seekers or pilgrims
of spirit, we often find ourselves writing from a mysterious place of
prescience and prediction. I will address these three fertile areas for writers, offering examples from contemporary American fiction.
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected] See Details Below
See notes below for dinner fees, format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: Salad, dessert, beverage and roll or a sandwich/soup, dessert, beverage and roll – both with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
COST: $22.00 for members – $25.00 for guests (able to visit twice before joining)
CHECKS: Please make 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 5:15 and 5:45 at the door, the meeting starts promptly at 6:00. Leave your check made payable to SSWW. All those attending the meeting must pay for
the dinner/room/speaker. Pick up your name badge – thank you!
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 Note: 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. 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 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
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly
- Grow the group to a membership of active and
- Encourage participation by members as presenters,
mentors, judges and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams