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July 2020

(Zoom) The Intertwined Crafts of Thinking and Writing Well

July 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

What does it mean to “think well”? How does this skill relate to “writing well”? Freelance writer, editor and speechwriter, herbalist, permaculturalist, and traditional rug-hooking artist, Leigh Glenn, will take us on a journey through the intertwined crafts of thinking well and writing well that naturally lead to synthesizing and writing good stories. Stepping stones will include: drawing on diverse sources, being open to beauty, making discoveries, and reflecting critically on what you see, read, and hear. Leigh spent nearly…

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August 2020

(Zoom) Creating a Template for Success: On the Importance of Structuring Narratives

August 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Flashbacks, multiple storylines, chronological order, and circular narrative structures are some of the options to develop your story when writing novels. And then there’s a handful of options to approach your plot development. What about point-of-view, emotional arcs, narrative arcs, motivations, and predicaments? How does culture influence both plot and characters? Having a roadmap of sorts to help support how each micro-decision impacts the story can be helpful. Guest speaker and award winning storyteller, Tope Folarin, will be walking us…

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October 2020

(Zoom) Writing Advice from a New York Times Bestselling Author

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Most fiction writers spend a lot of time negotiating and then renegotiating how to assemble the seemingly endless amount of swirling ideas into a coherent story. Topics like external conflict, revisions, more revisions, editing, passive voice and dialogue, as well as how to manage time and approach a query letter, are often swirling around in a writers mind at the same time. Accomplished local writer, Brigid Kemmerer, will be walking us through a handful of helpful tips to help ease…

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November 2020

(Zoom) Make Writing Fun Again: An Evening of Group Writing and Discussion

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Are you feeling lost, lonely, or uninspired? Trying to figure out how to reignite the creative spark in your writing practice? Even if your writing is stronger than ever, come lend your talents and imagination to the group in this interactive zoom meeting. Annapolis Chapter President Becky Shiles will lead attendees in a variety of writing exercises to help you reconnect with the creative muses and just have fun! To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuCgpz8jE9EpbkrjLEjaRCD2QlHOJ62q Our facilitator,…

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December 2020

(Zoom) Open Mic Night

December 16, 2020 @ 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 2021

(Zoom) Writers Block Workshop with CJ Crowe

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Are you feeling frozen inside? Stuck in your head? Locked-up and, therefore, unable to write? Do you have a story idea coming to mind, but something is thwarting the starting process? Are you starting to feeling discouraged, demoralized, inadequate? Most writers will agree they have suffered through the creative agony that sometimes develops inside one of these scenarios. There must be some kind of outside-of the-box technique to help get back outside-of-the-box! To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit:…

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March 2021

(Zoom) One Woman Living History with Mary Ann Jung

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Mary Ann Jung is an award-winning actress and Smithsonian Scholar who performs delightful and inspiring shows about amazing women in history. She has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America and done numerous shows for the National Archives and Smithsonian Museums. She has been a lead actress and Royal Court Director at the MD Renaissance Festival for 40 years. She was Director of Street Theater and Family Performances at ArtScape for 10 years. Since her programs are wonderful for all…

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June 2021

(Zoom) Writing Behavior & Psychology Accurately with Loriann Oberlin

June 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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