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July 2015 talk at the Annapolis MWA – Dave Pantzer

Local writer and teacher Dave Pantzer will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on July 15, 2015. The title of his talk is “Structured Writing: Making Rough Phrases Plain”. The “structured writing” approach provides guidelines to help writers tailor documents based on how their (often multiple) audiences will... Continue reading ...

June 2015 talk at the Annapolis MWA – Scott Morrow

Local writer, and creator of the long-running Annapolis Screenwriters Critique group, Scott Morrow will speak to the Annapolis chapter on June 17, 2015. Title and topic: “Author manipulation and how to fix it”. Speaker bio: Scott Morrow has written screenplays, one-act plays, musicals, radio skits, humorous articles, songs, and restaurant... Continue reading ...

February 2015 talk to the Annapolis MWA – Fraser Smith

Added 2015–02-18: The Maryland Hall is going to close tonight due to the incoming snow storm. Fraser’s talk is therefore cancelled but it will be rescheduled and a new date will be posted soon! Apologies to all for the inconvenience and late notice. Award-winning local area journalist and radio news host Fraser... Continue reading ...

May 2015 talk at the Annapolis MWA – Paul Lagasse and Gary Lester

On May 20th, 2015, Paul Lagasse and Gary Lester will jointly give a presentation titled “Turn WordPress Into a Powerful Publishing Platform”. When most people think of WordPress, they think “blog.” But WordPress is much more than that. It is a powerful tool for easily managing web content — not just... Continue reading ...

Videos from Harrison Demchick’s talk

Harrison Demchick gave a great talk on screenwriting. The video was split into three parts. part 1: part 2: part 3: Enjoy! Continue reading ...

Gary Garth McCann will be the April 2015 speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Local writer Gary Garth McCann has agreed to speak April 2015. The title of his talk is “Why I Write” Gary says this about his talk: I’ve collected enough rejections to paper my house. Only a crazy man would keep writing. Or an addict. “Don’t write unless you can’t not write,”... Continue reading ...

Yvonne Medley’s Prison Plumb Line is a theatrical play

Recently, the Annapolis chapter had Yvonne Medley speak on her writing and in particular her book The Prison Plumb Line. Here is an invitation to all, in her words: I would love (and be very grateful for) a MWA Annapolis Chapter presence for the performance of my play based on... Continue reading ...

December 2014 Annapolis MWA Meeting With Kat Spitzer

Kat Spitzer will be speaking December 17 at the Annapolis Chapter Meeting of the Maryland Writer’s Association on the topic of “Making a Book Trailer on a Budget”. She will discuss different avenues for doing a book trailer, the pros and cons of going with a professional company versus creating... Continue reading ...

Book signing at Hard Bean, Annapolis city dock, with Kat Spitzer

Mark your calendars: Local author (and Annapolis MWA president) Kat Spitzer has a book signing at Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers on November 2, 3:00 pm for her latest book The Happy Hypochondriac Survives World Travel. Continue reading ...

Julia Vickers will be the March 2015 speaker

Julia Vickers, a local area writer and filmmaker, will speak on March 18, 2015. Movies and novels talk to us about our culture and about ourselves. Join Julia Vickers, producer of the documentary Jungian Archetype in Film, to discuss classic novels and films that have endured. The Wizard of Oz,... Continue reading ...

Book signing at Hard Bean, Annapolis city dock, with Gary Garth McCann

Local author Gary Garth McCann will be signing The Man Who Asked to Be Killed at the Hard Bean Cafe, Annapolis city dock, this Saturday and Sunday, Sep 20-21, from 10a-1pm. All are welcome! Continue reading ...

Videos from Craig Schenning’s August 2014 talk

With profuse apologizes for the audio problems, here are the videos : part 1: Craig Schenning’s August 2014 talk to the Annapolis MWA, part 1 from wdj on Vimeo. Continue reading ...

November 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Harrison Demchick

Harrison Demchick, novelist, screenwriter and developmental editor at Ambitious Enterprises, will speak November 19, 2014, to the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. Continue reading ...

Pics from Ally Machate’s July talk

Ally from Ambitious Enterprises gave a great talk on July 16th and here are a few shots from the event. Continue reading ...

October 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – James Gossard

Local screenwriter, playwright and fiction writer, James Gossard, will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on October 15th, at 6:30pm. Jim will be speaking about the differences between narrative expression and screenwriting. His talk will include a discussion of subplots and subtext and how they work in film.... Continue reading ...

Videos from Yvonne Medley’s talk May 21, 2014

Here are the videos of Yvonne Medley’s very insightful talk. Some messages from her talk: “Don’t edit yourself before anyone sees it. Your writing has to be as big as your story.” “Just because the road is hard doesn’t mean your writing it’s worth it.” See the videos for more!... Continue reading ...

September 2014 meeting with Tom Glenn

Local writer Tom Glenn will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on September 17th, at 6:30pm. The title of his talk is “Writing No-accounts”, about his latest novel and readings from it. Published by Apprentice House in March, 2014, the book recounts in fiction the grueling work of... Continue reading ...

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