Welcomes Stella Pope Duarte
Author of many Genres – Winner of several Book Awards
WHO: ALL women writers!
WHY: Mission: 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 in camaraderie and support, and an alliance with professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing.
WHAT: SPEAKER STELLA POPE DUARTE – author of many genres – winner of several book awards. www.stellapopeduarte.com
Inspired to write by a prophetic dream of her father in 1995, Stella Pope Duarte, believes that writing like love, begins within or it doesn’t start at all. Hailed by critics as a “major literary voice in America,” Duarte is described by Jacquelyn Mitchard as a “magical weaver with a sure hand and a pure heart,” and by Ursula K. Le Guin as an “author who will enlarge humanity.” A Pulitzer Prize nominee, her work has garnered multiple awards.
What attracts your attention as a writer? Is it something you’ve never written before? Is it a genre that has illuded you? Discovering a new genre begins with appreciating the work of a writer highly skilled in the genre you seek. Masters of their craft, their work introduces you to the finished product. Writing genres come in all shapes and sizes and making them your own is easier than you think. Now, is the time to try a new genre!
WHEN: WED MARCH 29th at 6:00 pm at our new IN PERSON location at the Panera Bread at Gainey Village, Scottsdale, 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, #302.
Please PAY on my PayPal at [email protected] $20.00 per person and confirm you will attend. Thank you. NO PAYMENT AT THE DOOR: the $20 on PayPal is due by 4:00 the Sunday before. Thank you for your cooperation.
GUESTS: If you have a guest, please notify Patricia, the host, and have them contact her directly. Guests may visit on two occasions, and then we ask they join as a member.
PRICING: THE COST OF THE MEETING ($20.00) covers the food and the room. The menu will consist of sandwich choices, salad choices, chips, cookies and a variety of beverages. The food at this venue is very good.
DUES: Dues are $50 annually. Upon joining, you receive a copy of the directory, the monthly newsletter and member support and camaraderie at all SSWW events, plus a plethora of professional speakers. Contact me for the form and pay on PayPal or mail to me – use [email protected] for my PayPal, The membership form will be emailed to you. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please be on time and check-in to the restaurant between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. This allows you time to chat with members and guests, go through the buffet line and settle in for the meeting. The SSWW meeting starts promptly at 6:00 pm AZ Time (currently MST). All attendees must RSVP at least three days in advance. Thank you for allowing us to begin our new adventure with this venue.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers sharing 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.