SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
With us and Poet and Author Holly Parsons
A special meeting is planned – welcome!
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner - Enter off Chaparral Rd - 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room
WHEN: DEC 19th, 2012 - Wed. 5:30-7:30
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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.
Bio – Holly Parsons studied journalism at San Diego State University. She subsequently held the position of sub-editor for the Fiji Sun and feature writer for 5 years. As Editorial
Assistant she edited “The Journal” at the University of the South Pacific; she also acted as
founding editor of Prime Times Magazine. She is author of “Soul of a Woman A Poetic Journey in Love and Life” her poetry is published in the Arizona Centennial Poetry Anthology 2012. She has been honored by the President of Ireland for her poem honoring the life of Deirdre O’Connell and her poetry graces the pages of numerous corporate and
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Talk - In the spring of 2010, a week of thoughtful contemplation produced the ultimate
question “what is mine to do?” The writing of 45 poems in 3 ½ days provided the answer. These free form poems formed the foundation for a hundred poems during the following 18 months; written in Haiku, Iambic and Greek meter. A lifetime of inspiration informs women’s literary influence on community cultures and society at large. When imagination blends with integrity of intention, provocative power rests at the core of our interpretive. This poet will explore female authors’ potential impact for personal and social transformation.
See notes below
for dinner fees, 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.
COST: $22.00 for members - $25.00 for guests
CHECKS or cash: Please make 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 5:15 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. Pick up your name badge and ENJOY!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.
Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. 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 – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille. This is the easiest way in – NOT through the main lobby.
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