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October 2015 at MWAA: Publishers, Publicists, and a Reading Public

Jenny Yacovissi, local writer and current president of the Annapolis MWA chapter, will share her ongoing experiences as a debut novelist at the chapter’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 21st. Her talk, “Publishers, Publicists, and a Reading Public,” focuses on many of the lessons she’s learned the hard way leading... Continue reading ...

August 2015 Open Mic Night was a Hit!

On Wednesday, August 19th, MWAA hosted its first-ever Open Mic Night. Not only was the room packed, but we all got to enjoy hearing the wonderful work–both published and still in progress–from the participants. We will definitely be repeating this event in 2016, so stay tuned for more details. Here... Continue reading ...

Video for Paul Lagasse and Gary Lester’s May 2015 talk

“Turn WordPress Into a Powerful Publishing Platform” Photo from right before the talk: Continue reading ...

Screenwriter wanted for adaption

Pam Malik sent in the following post for Annapolis MWA members: My new Indie company is planning to adapt a book into a film. Looking for a scriptwriter new that can be interested in taking a risk with a future payback. We are all doing it on spec, and hope... Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA volunteers needed

Coming June 2015, the Annapolis MWA will have the following offices open: President (Kat Spitzer is stepping down), Treasurer (Sally Whitney is stepping down), Program chair (David Joyner is stepping down). Please consider volunteering for one of these this summer! Continue reading ...

September 2015 talk at the Annapolis MWA – Fred Tutman

Local writer and educator Fred Tutman will speak on September 16, 2015 on “Finding a Riverkeeper Voice, My personal journey into the heart and soul of community based watershed protection”. Years ago, the Annapolis Capital newspaper had a list of the most important people in Maryland. Whether by coincidence or... Continue reading ...

January 2015 Annapolis MWA: Members’ Read and Sale Night

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, January 21st for the first-ever Annapolis Chapter MWA Members’ Read and Sale Night. For this event, four of our members will be reading from (and in one case singing) their published works, after which attendees will have the opportunity to browse, purchase, and... Continue reading ...

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 ...

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