SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Dr. Stanlie James, Director of African American Studies
School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
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 – NOV 20th, 2013 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Dr. Stanlie James is a professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She has a joint appointment to the African and African American Studies Program and to the Women and Gender Studies Program.
Her areas of expertise include Women’s International Human Rights and Black Feminisms. She has a M.A. and Ph.D. from the former Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver; a M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London; and a BA from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the co-editor of three anthologies: Theorizing Black Feminism: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women with Abena P.A. Busia; Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics with Claire Robertson; and Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies with Frances Smith Foster and Beverly Guy Sheftall.
Currently she is at work on a new manuscript tentatively entitled “Goler’s Daughters: Black Women and International Human Rights”. The book explores the endeavors of African American and African women who are engaged in the praxis of thinking through the meaning of international human rights and developing the strategies to implement them.
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