SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Michael Hale
Children’s Book Author and Illustrator
Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Wed FEB 26th, 2020 5:30 pm – See PayPal info below*
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: Michael Hale, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator
George’s Curious History: What I’ve learned about Monkeys in the publishing business. Character driven picture books are a staple in children’s literature. Some characters can become so beloved that they create legacies that last for generations.
Join Michael Hale as he uncovers the history, controversies, and marketing ploys that surround some of the literary characters and authors that we grew up with.
A look back at lessons learned and a reminder that when it comes to traditional publishing, business comes first.
Michael Hale has over 30 years’ experience as a Creative Director, entrepreneur, writer and illustrator. He has illustrated many picture books and written two himself. His book Bad Monkey Business was awarded a Spark Honor by SCBWI in 2018. He also serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI’s Arizona Region. When he is not writing or illustrating, he devotes his time to coaching others looking to forge their own path in children’s publishing. You can see more of his work by visiting:
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