SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Denise Meridith
Public Relations Expert, Author and Business Consultant
Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Wed – AUGUST 28th,2019 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.
SPEAKER 6:45 pm: Denise Meridith is a Brooklyn native. With degrees in wildlife biology from Cornell and an MPA from the University of Southern California, she served 29 years in the Federal government. Denise was the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management in Washington, DC before coming to Arizona as the BLM State Director for Arizona 24 years ago. She has had her own public and community relations firm since retiring early from the government in 2002. Denise has been a writer most of her life, writing and illustrating her first book when she was 10. She has written over 1000 columns for the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Business Journal, Examiner.com and other newspapers; been editor of Home & Lifestyle Magazine; and published several books, including her autobiography Thoughts While Chillin’. She is currently a contributing columnist for Michael Smerconish of CNN.
Public Relations: Times Have Changed, Have You? Denise Meridith has published two books in the past year: The Year a Roof Rat Ate My Dishwasher: An Arizona Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and The Dog Who Wished He Could Fly, a children’s book. In her presentation, Denise will use her own 50 years of writing experience to demonstrate how literature and writing books have changed. She will discuss the changing who, what, where, when, why and how of publishing, and the most effective current techniques of publishing and promoting books.
Denise Meridith, CEO
Denise Meridith Consultants Inc
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