Meetings

January Meeting – Author Panel January 13, 2018

Author Panel: Tips on marketing

Indie vs Traditional Publishing

Questions & Answers

 

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July 15 Meeting: Publishers, Publicists, and a Reading Public with Jenny Yacovissi

Jenny Yacovissi, local writer and current president of the Annapolis MWA chapter, shares lessons she learned the hard way leading up to and soon after the publication of her 2015 debut novel. Her talk focuses on:

  • the pros and cons of publishing with a small press
  • understanding the publication calendar and using that time wisely
  • knowing what to expect when working with a publicist
  • using every tool at your disposal to connect with readers.
Chapter News, Meetings

Panel Discussion: Path to Publishing

IF THEY CAN DO IT, SO CAN I!!!

Join us, Wednesday, June 7 at 7 pm for a special event, a panel discussion – Path to Publishing. We’ve gathered seven newly published authors, writers just like us, who will share their stories from idea to publication.

The discussion, led by Judy Kelly, will encourage you wherever you are on the writing path. Hearing how other writers moved from idea to paper to published, will ignite your passion and jump-start you on your way.

You’ll hear yourself say, “If they can do it, then so can I!”

 

 

 

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June 7 Chapter Meeting – Paths to Publishing with Local Writers

There are many paths to publishing. In June, MWA Mo-Co will host a panel of new, local writers. Published within the last two years, they will each share their journeys. Circuitous or straight, funny or frustrating, this is a tell-all of the wonderful world of writing from people just like us. We’ll share in their journeys from idea to publication.

Chapter News, Meetings

April 5 Chapter Meeting: Open-Mic Night for Writers!

Read to us, Please!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9 pm

Reading your work to a receptive audience can be exhilarating—and we promise to behave! Join us for the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) Montgomery County Chapter’s Open-Mic Night, and enjoy plenty of literary fun, fellowship, and food. Our chapter program chair Judy Kelly, published novelist and conference speaker , will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Come to read, or come to be riveted to your seats by the creative writing talents at this event.

Open Mic reading slots are limited:

  • Space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • To sign up: Send your name and genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) to mwamc at marylandwriters.org.
  • Time limits (5 minutes) will be strictly enforced. Please prepare accordingly.

Come cheer on our participants:

  • Even if you aren’t reading, you won’t want to miss the stories your fellow members will be sharing
  • Slots will be open for those who did not sign up in advance.
  • Location and Directions

    Date/Time:     Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    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

Nancy DAy Sakaduski photo
Chapter News, Meetings

March 4th Meeting How to Write Winning Short Stories

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Workshop with Nancy Day Sakaduski

Short stories are hot again, and provide a great way to get published and build writing credentials. In this workshop you’ll learn how short stories differ from novels and get help with structure, setting, characters, dialogue, beginnings, endings, and more. Find out where you can market short stories and how to identify contests worth entering.

Bring a pen and paper, as you’ll be taking your new knowledge out for a spin with some short exercises. This workshop is jam-packed with practical, actionable information that will improve your writing, no matter what kind of writing you’re doing.

About the Facilitator

Nancy Sakaduski photoNancy is the author of How to Write Winning Short Stories and owner of Cat & Mouse Press, in Lewes, DE, where she works with writers to help them perfect their short stories and prepare them for publication. Nancy is the author of hundreds of articles and 23 published books. She runs the Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest and curates Writing is a Shore Thing, a weekly online newspaper filled with useful writing tips and advice. Find out more at www.catandmousepress.com.

Location and Directions

Date/Time:     Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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

Adele Steiner Brown photo
Meetings

February 1 Chapter Meeting: Adele Steiner Brown

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ekphrastic Poetry with Adele Steiner Brown

Ekphrastic poetry is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a description of another work of art, usually visual. Ekphrastic poetry conveys the deeper symbolism of the corporeal art form through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the action of, for example, a painting or sculpture.

Adele has a partiality for Ekphrastic poetry — poetry that some may think a little bit different. She wants to share that poetry with us with the hope that you will love it as much as she does.

About the Speaker

Adele Steiner Brown photoAdele Steiner Brown, poet, writer, and teacher, received her BA /MFA from the University of Maryland. She teaches at Montgomery College, coaches writing with the UMUC Graduate Writing Program, The Maryland Arts Council, and she has hosted the Café Muse Poetry Series. Her poetry has won awards and has been published in The Maryland Poetry Review, Gargoyle, So To Speak, and Smartish Pace. She has also published two books, Freshwater Pearls and The Moon Lighting; and a writing workshop book, Look Ma,“Hands” on Poetry.

Location and Directions

Date/Time:     Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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

Nancy DAy Sakaduski photo
Meetings

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER January 14 Chapter Meeting: How to Write Winning Short Stories

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. The short story workshop will be rescheduled.

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Workshop with Nancy Day Sakaduski

Short stories are hot again, and provide a great way to get published and build writing credentials. In this workshop you’ll learn how short stories differ from novels and get help with structure, setting, characters, dialogue, beginnings, endings, and more. Find out where you can market short stories and how to identify contests worth entering.

Bring a pen and paper, as you’ll be taking your new knowledge out for a spin with some short exercises. This workshop is jam-packed with practical, actionable information that will improve your writing, no matter what kind of writing you’re doing.

About the Facilitator

Nancy Sakaduski photoNancy is the author of How to Write Winning Short Stories and owner of Cat & Mouse Press, in Lewes, DE, where she works with writers to help them perfect their short stories and prepare them for publication. Nancy is the author of hundreds of articles and 23 published books. She runs the Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest and curates Writing is a Shore Thing, a weekly online newspaper filled with useful writing tips and advice. Find out more at www.catandmousepress.com.

Location and Directions

Date/Time:     Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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