SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Carol Elizabeth Test editor extraordinaire to their May meeting on the 30th!
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. at Chaparral Rd light, NE corner -nter
off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: May 30th Wed 5:30-7:30 – Celebrate the Summer Writing Season!
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.
SPEAKR: Carol ElizabethTest
Carol Test earnedher MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona in 2005. Formerly editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Sonora Review, Carol currently teaches creative writing at Phoenix College and coaches Valley writers on fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in Swink, Night Train, Red Rock Review, The Normal School and Other Voices: Journal of the Literary and Visual Arts,among others. Her debut collection, THE WEST IN YOU, was a Finalist for The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.Visit her at www.caroltest.net.
Presentation – “Fictionalizing the Factual”
As writers, we’re asked to trick readers into thinking they’re seeing real life, life made more meaningful. Join Carol Test, fiction writer, coach and Phoenix College Creative Writing
Instructor as she presents step-by-step techniques for fictionalizing factual
events, from determining necessary authorial distance to drawing readers’ eyes
to the details that add up to “story”. Perfect for novelists, memoirists and anyone who wishes to write from real life.
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks,president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected] See Details Below
See notes below for dinner fees, format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: Salad, dessert, beverage and roll or a sandwich/soup, dessert, beverage and roll – both with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
COST: $22.00 for members – $25.00 for guests (able to visit twice before joining)
CHECKS: Please make check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to
coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 at the door, the meeting starts promptly at 6:00. Leave your check made payable to SSWW. All those attending the meeting must pay for
the dinner/room/speaker. Pick up your name badge – thank you!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table and the format remains the same.
Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Fashion Square Mall – Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is in the rear – two large parking lots Note: best to enter from the middle elevator for the 4th Floor Grille.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side
drive at 4th Floor Grille and come up that elevator. There is an awning marked 4th
Floor Grille. This is the easiest way in – not through the lobby. The parking
lots are in the back of the complex.
Goals of the Group
Value all the professional women writers seeking to
share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional
- 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