SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Nancy Safford, Author, Photojournalist
and Tour Guide (US and France)
*Special Date due to the Holidays
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: *SPECIAL DATE: WED December 13th, 2017 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 Nancy Safford, author, photojournalist and tour guide
Nancy Safford’s career began as a photographer, a photojournalist 25 years ago. She was fascinated with other people’s stories and published her first book as a young photographer in her mid-twenties. She had many photo shows, did magazine stories and has in fact photographed for two more books to be published.
While working for a magazine in upstate New York, she formed her own non-profit research institute and trained teachers to work together using the Nobel Prize winning physics concept holography. She then curated a popular show at the New York State Museum called, “Holography in The Classroom”.
One day she was called to the southwest, to Sedona, Arizona and let go of everything she had been doing. Her new book, A Magdalene Awakens. Hidden Temple Secrets, published in March 2017, talks about this story.
She will discuss her journey to uncover her lost truth, her deepest self, in a place far beyond what she had imagined possible.
Nancy became a spiritual guide in Sedona and invited people to explore the famous red rock vortices of Sedona, where they could be changed by the energies of each special place. She began facilitating women’s circles as an ordained Priestess of the Mary Magdalene Mysteries and then began guiding people on pilgrimages to sacred sites in southern France as a bilingual guide.
She began to explore legacies and wisdom teachings that stretched back to the ancient goddess and priestess cultures from long ago when she facilitated these journeys to southern France, exploring the Magdalene legacies present there. These visions included something that had been hidden there long ago, left near the famous village of Rennes Le Chateau. This tiny village had gained worldwide attention after the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, came out in 1982 and again after The DaVinci Code was published in 2004.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com
NOTE upper right corner for link on this website, fill out the form and pay with your credit card before 10:30 am Friday Dec 8th Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests. SEE PAYPAL INFO ABOVE. We are no longer taking checks or cash at the door. 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! 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 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!
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. They also include the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers. Remember, the announcements are now done with dinner. The member introductions are 30 seconds, and follow the announcements.
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. 11500 North Hayden Road.
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