SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHEN: WED April 29th 2015 at 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
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/presentation: The “writing conversation” is at once robust and foggy, whether it manifests online or in conference rooms, bars or wherever writers gather. They debate process, they compare premises, they swap tips and offer recommendations, and yet very seldom does the noise seem to coalesce into undebatable principles and immediately applicable practices. And yet those do exist, residing among and above all this noise, awaiting discovery by writers who are tired of decades of trial and error and rejection. Larry Brooks talks about it all, cutting through the noise in the process.
Larry Brooks is the author of two bestselling writing books: “Story Engineering,” and “Story Physics.” His new writing book – “Story Fix: Transform Your Manuscript from Broken to Brilliant in Just One Draft” will be published in September 2015 by Writers Digest Books. Brooks is the USA Today bestselling author of six thrillers. He teaches at workshops and conferences nationally and internationally, and coaches writers through his website, www.storyfix.com.
Twitter: @Storyfix 503-799-9343
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 $28 (effective Feb, 2015) and Guests $30
RSVP Please RSVP by noon Monday – prior to the meeting. If you cannot attend after RSVP, please resend before noon the Tuesday before. Thank you.
CHECKS or cash: Please make your check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the 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 to attend the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
CANCELLATION: If you are unable to attend the meeting, please cancel by the Monday prior to the meeting – and by noon. Thank you.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good information for you and the schedule of the upcoming speakers.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale Rd 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 at 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 the 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