Tom gave a wonderful talk. Here are the videos, in 2 parts:
September 18, 2014 • 6:32 pm 0
September 17, 2014 • 5:36 pm 0
Local author Gary Garth McCann will be signing The Man Who Asked to Be Killed at the Hard Bean Cafe, Annapolis city dock, this Saturday and Sunday, Sep 20-21, from 10a-1pm. All are welcome!
In addition, Sep 20th marks the release date for the paperback and all ebook formats of Gary’s novel, published by A Few Good Books Publishing, Annapolis. His entry for The Man Who Asked to Be Killed (under the title Privileged Communication) won the suspense/mystery/thriller category in the 2010 MWA novel contest.
August 23, 2014 • 6:44 pm 0
With profuse apologizes for the audio problems, here are the videos :
(to be posted)
July 31, 2014 • 12:00 am 0
More details on the talk will be added later.
About the speaker: Harrison Demchick came up in the world of small press publishing, working along the way on more than two dozen published novels and memoirs, several of which have been optioned for film. An expert in manuscripts as diverse as young adult, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, literary fiction, women’s fiction, memoir, and everything in-between, Harrison is known for quite possibly the most detailed and informative editorial letters in the industry—if not the entire universe.
Harrison is also an award-winning, twice-optioned screenwriter, and the author of literary horror novel The Listeners (Bancroft Press, 2012). He’s currently accepting new clients in fiction and memoir at Ambitious Enterprises.
July 17, 2014 • 6:53 pm 0
Ally from Ambitious Enterprises gave a great talk on July 16th and here are a few shots from the event.
June 12, 2014 • 1:39 am 0
Local screenwriter, playwright and fiction writer, James Gossard, will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on October 15th, at 6:30pm. Jim will be speaking about the differences between narrative expression and screenwriting. His talk will include a discussion of subplots and subtext and how they work in film. The title of his talk is “Don’t Forget About Subplots!”
The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. However, for October, we meet in room 307. For more information visit: ￼www.marylandwriters.org.
While penning his first novel, Jim worked as a freelance journalist, writing for wildlife journals. In addition to being an active screenwriter today, he owns a company that consults and writes for businesses and provides business advice to artists. He regularly leads screenwriting workshops that focus on building a screenwriter’s toolbox and understanding the elements that create a rich story in film. His workshops have been held locally at Balticon and for Women in Film & Video, in Washington. He has also served as a screenplay judge and as a script consultant for independent films. He wrote the Cory McCabe novels, Grizzly Heart and Murder on Marias Pass. His stage plays have been produced and have received multiple awards, including the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Jim’s co-authored, feature length screenplay, Mobtown, placed as semifinalist in the 2013 Final Draft Screenwriters competition, among others. His latest thriller, White Dust, was named this year as a top ten finalist by StoryPros. He is currently producing Mobtown into a short film and graphic novel. Jim studied creative writing at the University of Montana and received his M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Note: This meeting will be in room 307 and not room 205.
May 22, 2014 • 10:14 pm 0
Here are the videos of Yvonne Medley’s very insightful talk.
Some messages from her talk:
See the videos for more!
Here is the contest Ynonne mentioned in her talk:
May 6, 2014 • 9:17 pm 0
Local writer Tom Glenn will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on September 17th, at 6:30pm. The title of his talk is “Writing No-accounts”, about his latest novel and readings from it. Published by Apprentice House in March, 2014, the book recounts in fiction the grueling work of helping AIDS victims at the beginning of the epidemic in the mid-1980s. Glenn, who is straight, worked with seven patients—all gay, all died. “My job,” Glenn says, “was not to judge. My job was to help men die.”
The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
21401. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.
About the author: Tom Glenn has worked as an intelligence operative, a musician, a linguist (seven languages), a cryptologist, a government executive, a care-giver for the dying, a leadership coach, and, always, a writer. Glenn’s fiction has dealt largely with Vietnam where he spent the better part of thirteen years as an undercover intelligence operative. His best-known work is his Vietnam novel-in- stories, Friendly Casualties, published in 2012. The Baltimore Post-Examiner printed his story of the fall of Saigon and his role in it as a three-installment article in August and September 2013. He is also a reviewer for The Washington Independent Review of Books where he specializes in books on war and Vietnam. For more about Tom, see his website tom-tells-tales.org.
April 28, 2014 • 5:34 pm 0
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: