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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 ...

July 2014 meeting with Ally Machate

You’ve experienced the satisfaction of working hard to learn your craft and producing a quality piece of writing—but now what? If you ever want anyone to read your work outside of your immediate circle of family and friends, you’ll need to get published. Ally Machate, an award-winning editor and bestselling... Continue reading ...

Video from Randy Baker’s talk on 2014-02-19

The title of his wonderful talk was “The monsters under the writers’ bed”. Notes to his talk are here:http://nerdymovie.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-monsters-under-writers-bed-notes-of.html Continue reading ...

June 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Michael Hughes

Local author Michael Hughes has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday June 18, 2014. Michael will speak about the long journey from first draft to publication, with an emphasis on his experiences (good and bad) with a new digital imprint at a... Continue reading ...

May 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Yvonne Medley

Local author and journalist Yvonne Medley has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers Association Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday May 21, 2014. She will speak on how to create the voice and vibe of your characters as well as the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing, her... Continue reading ...

March 2014 meeting of the Annapolis MWA – Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips, author of two novels of military fiction, will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on March 19th, at 6:30pm. He will share the story of his ongoing journey as a writer, and talk about his publishing paths – both as a commercially published author and your... Continue reading ...

February 2014 meeting of the Annapolis MWA – Randy Baker

Local playwright, director and educator Randy Baker has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers Association Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday February 19, 2014. The speaker is the co-Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre, is on the faculty of American University, as well as the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and... Continue reading ...

April 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – John DeDakis

Local author, journalist, editor and writing coach John DeDakis will speak at the Maryland Writers Association Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday April 16, 2014. DeDakis, the author of three mystery-suspense novels, will speak on the topic “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up).” He’ll... Continue reading ...

Future speakers

For members who would like to do plan out their schedule, this is a list of the speakers we have lined up: January 15, 2014 – Denise Camacho, announcement February 19, 2014 – Randy Baker, announcement in the works March 19, 2014 – Stephen Phillips, announcement in the works April... Continue reading ...

Upcoming Annapolis writing workshops

We’re now taking registrations for Writer’s Center workshops at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland. You can register for all Writer’s Center workshops at www.writer.org or call us at 301-654-8664. Turning Points: The Role of the Volta in Poetry Workshop Leader: Sue Ellen Thompson Saturday,... Continue reading ...

January 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Denise Camacho

Annapolis MWA January Meeting With Denise Camacho Local book publisher Denise Camacho has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday January 15, 2014. She will speak on her experiences in starting a traditional publishing company and on the differences between traditional and indie... Continue reading ...

December 2013 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Phil Burgess

Local writer, Dr. Phil Burgess, will present a two-hour workshop on how to develop a multi-media platform to market your book entitled “Creating a Multi-Media Platform to Market Your Book”. Phil is the author of nine books, one of which – and his most recent – is a self-published title,... Continue reading ...

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