Welcomes Bhira Backhaus
Arizona State University creative writing professor
award winning author and workshop facilitator
Virginia G. Piper Creative Writing Center
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
WHEN: Wednesday – Feb 26th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected] See Details Below
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 Bhira Backhaus
Bhira Backhaus is the author of the novel Under the Lemon Trees (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press). Her work has also appeared in Best New American Voices 2005 and The New York Times. She received her MFA in creative writing at Arizona State University and currently teaches writing courses at the Tempe campus.
The writer Flannery O’Connor believed that anyone who has survived childhood has enough to write about for the rest of her life. While writing a memoir offers the advantage of rendering events that one “can’t make up” this presentation will focus on the creative opportunities and satisfaction that fiction can offer to those who want to explore their personal experiences through writing.
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.
NEW dinner prices and NEW menu items – enjoy!
COST: price increase: members $25 and guests $28 – please RSVP early – thank you
CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in. Thank you for the help.
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 for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale 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 for 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 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