On Thursday, Sept. 26, author and editor Brenda Warneka will speak to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers about the process of assembling anthologies, from the original idea to the completed product. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cost is $22 for members, $25 for guests. In celebration of the club’s eighth anniversary, there will be special door prizes.
Warneka served as project leader for “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Writers and Journalists 1912-2012,” the award-winning anthology about 28 women in the state who pursued journalism or other writing careers though the odds were against them. For the project, she oversaw 18 members of Arizona Press Women who worked together to compile the anthology. She is the immediate past president of Arizona Press Women, which is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, and is also a coeditor and cowriter of two additional anththologies: “Mystery of Fate: Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention?” and “The Simple Touch of Fate: How the Hand of Fate Touched Our Lives Forever.”
An attorney with a background in business, Warneka has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Oakland University, Rochester, Mich., and a law degree from Wayne State University. She is a member of Scribes, an organization founded to promote better writing throughout the legal community, and of the State Bar of Arizona.
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