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September 2021

(Zoom) Flipping Conflicts into Conversations with Jeanine Hull

September 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

*** PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE *** For most writers, there is a great deal of research involved in their craft. Many become experts on topics covered in their writing, and some write about subjects they are already well-versed in. Covering complex topics can be a daunting task and harnessing information into an easy-to-read format can be a chore within itself. To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuCgpz8jE9EpbkrjLEjaRCD2QlHOJ62q Experienced energy attorney and public speaker Jeanine Hull is no stranger…

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October 2021

(Zoom) Creating from Wounds: A Generative Workshop with Meg Eden

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Want to generate some new poems? In this workshop, Meg Eden, author of Drowning in the Floating World will share some poems from her latest collection, dissecting her process and leading interactive prompts on topics such as the natural object, form and personification. Participants will also receive resources to continue writing on their own. To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuCgpz8jE9EpbkrjLEjaRCD2QlHOJ62q Meg Eden’s work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review,…

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November 2021

(Zoom) Is Your Writing Mojo MIA?

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and your work in progress—the one you obsessed about in the before time—has come to a halt. In this practical, participatory workshop, publishing and writing experts Valarie Austin and Katherine Pickett share innovative tools and techniques to help you restart your writing. We’ll dig into three areas: defining your Mission; recapturing Inspiration; and diversifying your target Audience. Equipped with these MIA resources, you will be ready to plunge back into…

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December 2021

(Zoom) Open Mic Night

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) presents Open Mic Night! This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive people. This is always a crowd favorite, so be a part of the fun and excitement. Start practicing now! Here’s how to prepare: Select something you feel represents your work well. Make sure your reading is no more than five minutes. You’ll be…

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January 2022

(Zoom) So you published a book. Now what?

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Publishing a book is no small feat. However, it’s only the beginning from a marketing and publicity standpoint. Sadly, many authors only receive minimal support in these areas from their publishing houses or PR firms, so we must all advocate for ourselves. Longtime publicist and communications professional, Lauren Burke Meyer, has a proven track record of generating thousands of press clippings for clients, companies, and herself including coverage in The Washington Post, Forbes, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, NBC DC, to name…

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February 2022

(Zoom) Poetswords: Choosing the Right Word

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Words, Words, Words: We are all wordsmiths. Whether we’re writing fiction, nonfiction or poetry, we strive to find just the right word. In this workshop, we will look at the etymology, sound, meanings, and associations of a number of words using excerpts from multiple genres. Then we will look at some pieces and discuss the best word to fill each gap. These pieces will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own work. To register for this…

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March 2022

(Zoom) The History of Mysteries

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Join seasoned mystery author Flo McCahon as she presents The History of Mysteries. Starting with the writings of Maryland author Edgar Allan Poe, Flo will guide participants through the development of the genre to the present day. In addition to examining the craft of mysteries, she will also highlight Maryland’s influences on the genre. If you write mysteries, read mysteries, or just like to learn more about our local Maryland history, you won’t want to miss this presentation! To register…

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April 2022

(Zoom) Behind-The-Scenes Discussion on the Business of Publishing

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Join us! Sara Megibow is a literary agent who has worked in publishing since 2006 and is passionate about the data analysis that drives profit strategy for authors. We’ll talk about how book formats, distribution, subsidiary rights and publicity drive profit in traditional publishing. And we’ll tailor it for today’s market…it’s 2022 – what’s impactful in print, ebook and audiobook this year? What are B&N, Amazon.com, libraries, independent bookstores, etc. looking for right now? How hot are Hollywood deals and…

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May 2022

(Zoom) Take Your Writing To The Next Level With Flash Fiction And Flash Memoir

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Join story development editor Lynn Auld Schwartz to discover how flash fiction and flash memoir (6 -1,000 words) result in big impact writing. When crafted well, these little gems can take a reader’s breath away, exposing unexpected truths and insights. Many literary magazines look for quality work in this genre, but Schwartz has also observed that students and clients practicing the micro form become better writers overall. In addition, short form techniques can be applied to create powerful chapters for…

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June 2022

(Zoom) Expressive Writing as a Source for Healing and Personal Growth

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Join us to learn about the physical and emotional benefits of expressive writing. This practice is gaining acceptance as a therapeutic tool in a variety of settings, including veterans’ centers, prisons, hospitals, and residential treatment facilities for substance use addictions. Participants will get to experience some of these benefits themselves as they try a few different writing and journaling exercises during this 1.5-hour session. To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuCgpz8jE9EpbkrjLEjaRCD2QlHOJ62q Pam McFarland is a Silver Spring, MD-based…

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