SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Valarie Foster, Memoirist, Educator
Happy Valentine’s Month!
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: WED February 28th, 2018 5:30 -7:30 pm*
WHERE: Starfire Golf Club – see new PAYPAL info below*
11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHY: 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: Valarie Foster, Memoirist, Educator, Award-winning Author
Valerie Foster is an award-winning educator and memoirist who taught high school and college for over thirty years. Her first book, The Risk of Sorrow: Conversations with Holocaust Survivor, Helen Handler, is now archived in five countries.
Her second book, Dancing with a Demon, released August 2017, was named Best Non-Fiction Narrative by the American Book Fest.
Presentation: “Nevertheless She Persisted”
When Valerie, the writing teacher, turned into Valerie the author, she quickly learned that the most important first step in the writing process is to know both your personal truth and a universal truth. No matter the genre, giving voice to both of these is where our power lies.
Valerie will share how she harnessed the grit to use this power.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com
NOTE upper right corner for the link on this website. Please fill out the form and pay with your credit card before NOON FRIDAY THE 23RD – Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests. SEE PAYPAL INFO ABOVE. We are no longer taking checks or cash at the door, except for payment of Annual Dues. This is a workable and good system for all of us. Thank you for moving forward with SSWW.
RSVP before 10:30am 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! Please do not use the PayPal after that time. Thank you for appreciating my contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 to begin the buffet that is available by 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!
Guests pick up a brochure and 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 are 30 seconds. They follow the announcements.
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