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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 ...

Video and a few pics from the 2014 Maryland Writers Conference

The organizers did a great job with the 2014 Maryland Writers’ Association Conference. Here are a few pics. MWA President Paul Lagasse doing introductions for the keynote talk: Screenwriter/novelist/journalist Rafael Alvarez giving his keynote address: Rafael Alvarez at a book signing: Video of the keynote address: Video of the masterclass: Continue reading ...

Upcoming Writers Center classes by Randy Baker

Randy Baker, who spoke to the Annapolis chapter last February, has two upcoming classes at the Writer’s Center: Playwriting I, from May 6-June 10, and 24-hour Play Workshop, on June 7 and 8. (Note from the webmaster: As a student of Randy’s I can assure you he is excellent. In... Continue reading ...

August 2014 meeting with Craig Schenning

The August 20 2014 meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the MWA will feature author, editor and book publisher Craig Schenning. His talk is entitled “How to Self-Publish and Market Your Book” and is geared towards authors who have some level of desire to have their book published. It is... Continue reading ...

Video from Stephen Phillips’ talk on 2014-03-19

Here are some stills. The speaker Stephen Phillips during his talk: The speaker talking with some attendees before the talk: Annapolis chapter treasurer Sally Whitney talking with MWA president Paul Lagasse: Continue reading ...

Screenwriter David S. Ward visits Annapolis in March 2014

The Annapolis Film Festival will have two programmed events with David S. Ward – one a panel and the other a special presentation at the Maryland Hall auditorium. (Friday 2pm-4pm, Maryland Hall) Panel: Screenwriting Screenwriting isn’t something learned in grammar school. It feels more like a mysterious dark art, but... Continue reading ...

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