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April 2021

(Zoom) Writing as Activism with Robert Stubblefield

April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Writing is like many things in this world. It is a tool and not an end-all be-all solution to everything. However, words, especially that of the written word, have power and can help motivate and inspire those to speak up and demand change as well as use their voice in different ways. From ancient times to the present, writing has been a tool to help capture and describe the winds of change and provide a blueprint for future generations in…

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May 2021

(Zoom) Songwriting with Edward Sparks

May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Memorable songs don't write themselves. This week, Edward Sparks, talented musician, songwriter, and maker of fine instruments, will talk about the art of writing songs that speak to the heart. A lot of songs have great instrumentation, musical hooks, vocals, and harmonies, but the lyrics fall flat. Ed believes in lyrics that mean something to the audience: telling a story or conveying a message. He will share his songs and writing process with us and will be happy to take…

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June 2021

(Zoom) Writing Behavior & Psychology Accurately with Loriann Oberlin

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

The process of developing characters can be a complicated one, after all, three-dimensional characters have numerous qualities and experiences that make them unique. Having a firm grasp of the psychology behind a character enables a writer to provide more context to their behavior and depth to their personality. Loriann Oberlin, a licensed clinical professional counselor and blogger for Psychology Today, is an expert on many topics regarding psychology and behavior. She is an accomplished writer, having authored eleven non-fiction books,…

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July 2021

(Zoom) Dynamic dialogue: A writer’s guide with Shelly Desjarlais

July 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Dialogue can be one of the trickiest components to any piece. It can easily become stilted, jumbled, or just plain boring. How can we add a decent flow and a touch of zing to our characters’ conversations? Shelly Desjarlais has a few tips and tricks that will make your dialogue sing. To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuCgpz8jE9EpbkrjLEjaRCD2QlHOJ62q Shelly Desjarlais knew in first grade that she wanted to be a writer. By the age of fifteen, she was…

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August 2021

(Zoom) Mapping the Territory with Jean Diehl

August 18, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Zoom

At the heart of a novel are essential questions, emotions, and relationships that a writer may be drawn to – consciously or unconsciously – to explore over the course of more than one story. The writer’s territory is a place you have to draw your own map for. Award-winning author J.H. Diehl discusses her writing travels, from a childhood love of maps in fantasy novels to a life lived on four continents, including behind the Iron Curtain, and how mapping…

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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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