Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions: February at MWAA: Between the Sheets- by Mary Bargteil

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Update 2-19-2019: Unfortunately, due to incoming Snow and Icy weather, we will have to reschedule Professor Bargteil’s presentation to another date. Please follow us on the Annapolis Chapter Facebook Page 

Join Us February 20, 2019 at 7 pm for Professor Mary Bargteil and her presentation of “Between the Sheets”.  Whether the scene calls for a young, first-time, sexual encounter between two lovers or the familiar gestures and deep knowledge of a couple who has been together for decades, the critical element is to address the intimacy of the relationship. We will begin by examining successful and disastrous examples, identifying effective techniques and pitfalls. Mary will lead the participants in exercises starting with the first brush of fingertips and escalating through complete consummation. We will address:  What do we call the body parts? When do we cut-away to waves landing on the beach? Assessing the reader’s sensibilities (and whether it matters).
Writers are encouraged to bring scenes with which they are struggling for sharing and critique. Whether you just want to dip your toes in the ocean or dive headlong into the surf, you will develop tools to take the reader into the scene.
Mary Bargteil, a finance and communications director for Consortiq, a drone company by day and an adjunct writing professor at night, is published in short story, novella, and poetry. Graduated summa cum laude with a M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publication Arts, her poetry has appeared in Gargoyle,The Light Ekphrastic, Scribble, Welter, Brown Bag Literary Magazine, Scorched Earth, and Octopus Dreams. She also taught creative writing and memoir courses at Anne Arundel Community College and at other private institutions for over a decade.
Most recently, she has been writing social media postings, press releases, and blog entries for Consortiq. She hopes to move to Colorado someday and establish a non-profit called The Madhatter School of Writing and Book Design. Till then, she resides in Arnold, Maryland, with her dog and kayak. She writes about writing, teaching, social media, and her adventures on two blogs: and  .

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