February 6 Chapter Meeting with Lynn Schwartz

Saturday, February 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wouldn’t Touch It with a Ten-Foot Pole – How to Avoid Cliché

Hackneyed? Trite? Tired? We all fear that the cliché will sneak into our plot, characters, and descriptions. It is a matter of approaching the page with a fresh view—mastering the discipline to put words together that evoke and provoke rather than relying on overused shorthand.

In this presentation by Lynn Schwartz, you’ll learn how to avoid the cliché and how to recognize when those familiar phrases are “worth their weight in gold.”

About the Speaker

Schwartz_PhotoLynn Auld Schwartz is a writer and story development editor and has ghostwritten three books (a novel, mystery, and self-help book). Her plays have been performed in Atlanta and NYC, including the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. She founded the Temple Bar Literary Reading Series in New York City, which hosted renowned authors including Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award recipients, and which The Village Voice reviewed as “Lively lineups…. Always smart, never predictable.”

Lynn has received two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a 2014 Annie Award from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County for literary arts.  Her short stories have appeared in literary journals, she has published numerous nonfiction lifestyle articles, and has produced and directed six Page To Stage performances, which put writers and their stories on stage. A graduate of The City College of New York, Columbia University, and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, Schwartz teaches fiction and memoir at St. John’s College and The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.

Location and Directions

Date/Time:     Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location:       Mid-County Community Recreation Center / 2004 Queensguard Road / Silver Spring MD 20906

Directions:     ICC Exit 182 Layhill Rd (at Exit, turn Right/South) to (Left) Queensguard and immediate Right into parking lot

Norbeck Rd N/W or Connecticut Ave N/W to (Right) Bel Pre Rd to (Right) Layhill to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into Parking lot


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