SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes memoir writing expert – professor of writing and newspapercolumnit to speak at monthly dinner meeting!
LISA FARRINGER PARKER
Speaker Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting – celebrate writing
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. at Chaparral Rd light, NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, take elevator, exit 4th floor, left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: NOV30th Wed 5:30-7:30 – Celebrate Fall with us!
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 and publishing, and camaraderie and support.
HOW: PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org SEE DETAILS BELOW
SPEAKER: Lisa Farringer Parker – Memoir Author, Professor of Writing and Columnist
Angels in the Darkness
Publication Date: April 2011
Author: Lisa Farringer Parker
A Family’s Triumph
over Hitler and World War II Berlin: 1935–1949
It is 1936 and Jesse Owens is poised for victory. Berlin is on full display. Hitler is firmly in control. Six-year-old Jutta Bolle relishes Owens’s victory and the excitement of the Olympics. But the darkness is already engulfing Jutta’s world as her family confronts the evil of Hitler. Each year brings more unimagined hardships and heartbreaks until finally, in 1945, bombs destroy what remains of Berlin and fifteen-year-old Jutta and her father run for their lives. The Russians are coming. In a matter of days Berlin will be surrounded, unleashing a new round of misery. Though written like a novel, Angels in the Darkness tells the dramatic true story of the Bolles’ struggle to survive the tyranny of Hitler’s government, a war they did not believe in, and the subsequent brutal occupation of their home and city by the Russians.
THE AUTHOR – Lisa Farringer Parker
Lisa Farringer Parker is a successful attorney and author. A former professor of writing at Arizona State University, she has appeared on CNN and is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic. She lives in Paradise
Valley, Arizona, with her husband, Vernon B. Parker, the former mayor, and her two children. Jutta Bolle is her mother.
See notes below for dinner fees, new format and new location, thank you.
MENU: Salad, dessert, beverage and roll or a sandwich/soup, dessert, beverage and roll – both with tax and gratuity included – make a CHOICE the night of the meeting.
COST: $22.00 for members – $25.00 for guests (able to visit twice before joining)
CHECKS: Please make your 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 5:00 and 5:45 at the table at the door so we can start the meeting promptly at 6:00 – thank you.
(1) Leave your check made payable to SSWW
(2) All those attending the meeting must pay for the
(3) Have your name checked off the RSVP list
(3) Pick-up your name badge – your receipt for the food
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table and
the format remains the same.
DIRECTIONS: 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 – it is in the center of the hotel complex. 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
meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams