SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
HAPPY Valentine’s Day – feel the love!
SSWW Welcomes Author and Writing Workshop Expert Cherie Lee
A special meeting is planned – join us!
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: FEB 27th, 2012 – Wed. 5:30-7:30
RSVP – 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.
Cherie Lee, author and writing workshop expert
After earning an AA degree from Glendale Community College, Cherie Lee started her
writing career with non-fiction works for the college newspaper, then for Sun
Life magazine. Curiosity guides her tall tales. Her fictional stories take her
to interesting places leaving little time for household chores or yard work.
Currently she is editing two completed children stories while waiting for
results from contests for her adult short stories.
Every writing life starts with an idea or with a curious interest why something
happened in your personal life or in history. Mine come like weeds. When I know
that idea won’t work for me, I use it for a blog for readers to use as an
exercise or a story. Entering contests stretches writing abilities and ensures
deadlines are met. I love doing them. A short mini workshop for planning a
character or a story idea will be based on an umbrella. Contact info: [email protected]
My book is a book of beginning scenes for teachers and writers to utilize for
writing exercises, story starters, overcoming writer’s block, or journal
writing or bell work at the start of a class. Each teaser is followed by a
series of questions to spark a writer’s imagination. The one hundred and thirty
examples are divided into six major categories for characters, settings and
descriptions, plot, dialogue, and exercises. However, each story teaser can be
used by itself at any time if it appeals to the writer. There is a writer’s
resource listing at the end of the book.
The book is available on: amazon.com/author/cherielee
My Space: http://myspace.com/cherannlee
See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and locationdirections. Thank you.
MENU: A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the nightof the meeting.
COST: $22.00 for members – $25.00 for guests –PLEASE RSVP. Thank you.
CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers SSWW) prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table.
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 forthe 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.
Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is in the rear – two large parking lots.
Note: best to enter from the middle elevator for the 4thFloor Grille – not from the main entrance.
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 FloorGrille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way in – again, 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
- 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