SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Do you know how to walk the fine line between fact and fiction?
Welcome Jessica McCann, historical fiction author
Our 9th Anniversary Meeting!
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: WED September 24th, 2014 at 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: Please – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or [email protected]
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: Jessica McCann
Jessica McCann is a professional freelance writer and has worked as a journalist and editor for more than two decades. Her award-winning nonfiction has been published in dozens of magazines (including Business Week, The Writer, Phoenix and ASU Research). McCann’s debut historical novel, All Different Kinds of Free, was awarded the Freedom in Fiction Prize and published by Bell Bridge Books in 2011.
Learn more online at www.JessicaMcCann.com
Presentation: Ensuring Our Stories are True
How do we ensure that our stories are “true” — true to ourselves, true to our readers, true to history? All writers walk a fine line between fact and fiction, regardless of our genre. Historical fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir are three particularly tricky genres. Award-winning novelist and journalist Jessica McCann will explore and discuss the ethical and creative challenges of writing honest prose that reveals life’s biggest truths.
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.
COST: Members $25 and Guests $30 (new July 1st 2014) – Please RSVP early
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.
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