SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Betty Webb
Prolific Mystery Writer/Author, and Literary Critic
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: WED June 28th, 2017 5:30 -7:30 pm*
WHERE: Starfire Golf Club our “ new venue as of January 2017
11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Mission: 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.
*Please – RSVP in advance by noon the Friday before the meeting, no later!
Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests pay in advance – See information below – Thank you
6:45 speaker Betty Webb, Prolific Mystery Writer/Author of the Lena Jones Series, Literary Critic and former Journalist
In Double Trouble Betty Webb talks about the challenges and rewards of writing two entirely different mystery series – one dark, the other light and funny. It is not that easy, she says, to segue from one tome to the other, especially when the dark series has lasted through ten books and the funny one is relatively new at four books. Betty expects the difficulties will grow when she begins her new series, which will be totally different from anything she has written before.
Betty Webb is the author of ten Lena Jones mysteries, (Desert Vengeance, etc.,). Betty worked as a journalist, interviewing everyone from US presidents to astronauts who walked on the moon, and polygamy runaways. A nationally syndicated literary critic for more than 30 years, she is a member of the National Federation of Press Women and Mystery Writers of America. She is also well-known as a creative writing instructor and has held Masters Classes in Creative Writing at ASU and other colleges. For the past two years, the Arizona State Library has chosen Betty as Writer in Residence.
See notes below NEW pricing and other changes as of January 1, 2017, for dinner fees, guest policy and location directions.Â Thank you
NEW PRICES: $30 for members and guests. Cash or check at the door.
RSVP before noon the Friday morning before the meeting. The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food, and I must give a guarantee to them at that time. That is the confirmed deadline for an RSVP!
GUESTS pay in advance by the Wednesday before the meeting!I must have their check in hand before making their reservation, no exceptions, unless YOU will guarantee for them.
Again, the deadline is noted above. Thank you.
CANCELLATION: If you do not attend the meeting, and do not cancel by noon the Friday prior to the meeting you will be billed for the dinner. This is due to many no-shows in 2016.
Thank you for appreciating my contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
CHECKS or cash: Please make your check payable to (SSWW) prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 to begin the buffet that is available at 5:45 The meeting 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!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful information for you. They also include the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101-freeway exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a short distance, the club is on the West side of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side of the street.
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