Past Meetup

Scottsdale Society of Women Writers and author/meditation expert Sarah McLean

Price: $25.00 /per person
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SSWW Welcomes Sarah McLean, Author and Meditation Teacher

WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers

WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting – speaker and book signing*

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: August 28th, 2013 - Wed. 5:30-7:30

HOW: PLEASE - RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
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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.

SPEAKER: Sarah McLean is the go-to teacher for contemporary meditation. She's the best-selling author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House) and a dynamic speaker who inspires thousands to find their personal power, radiance, and inner peace. After years immersed in various wisdom and living in India and a Zen Buddhist Monastery, and her years of work with modern thought-leaders, Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie and Gary Zukav, Sarah founded and directs the McLean Meditation Institute (MMI).

Sarah has been featured in the New York Times, Prevention Magazine, Organic Spa, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Unity Magazine, Daily Word and on Fox Health News. Her newest book, Love & the Power of Attention (Hay House) is being released in 2014. For more information on her work, visit For a free excerpt of her book Soul-Centered, visit this site:

Soul-Centered: Looking for happiness, fulfillment, and a little inspiration? Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation will help you to find just that. Sarah McLean wrote this book to make meditation simple and easy for you.

Sarah traveled around the world to find the best and most authentic meditation practices. You don't have to travel to dive into meditation, but you will enjoy her stories about her meditation journey - meditating in temples in Japan, living and chanting in an ashram in India, and being a head cook in a Zen Buddhist monastery in the wilderness - a journey that took her around the world and totally transformed her life.

See notes below for dinner fees, meeting 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 – PLEASE RSVP. Thank you.

CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers (SSWW) prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table. Thank you for the help.

CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost 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 – always a lot of good INFO for you.

DIRECTIONS: 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 – not from the main entrance.

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 on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way in – again, not through the main lobby. Welcome!

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