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February 2016 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Katherine Pickett

Topic to be announced.

© 2013 | Kristina Sherk Photography |

© 2013 | Kristina Sherk Photography |

Bio: Katherine Pickett is the owner of POP Editorial Services, LLC, where she offers copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing to authors and publishers across the country. Since 1999 she has edited more than 300 books in a wide range of topics and genres. She is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and is president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. Her book, Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro, was recently named a Silver winner in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards and a Gold winner in the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. You can find her blog at


Filed under: February meeting, press release

March 2016 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – James Gossard

Local screenwriter, playwright and fiction writer, James Gossard, will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on March 16th, at 6:30pm.

More details TBA.

Filed under: March speaker, press release

videos from Scott Morrow’s June 2015 talk

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video for Paul Lagasse and Gary Lester’s May 2015 talk

“Turn WordPress Into a Powerful Publishing Platform”

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Photo from right before the talk:


Filed under: May speaker, MWA, video

screenwriter wanted for adaption

Pam Malik sent in the following post for Annapolis MWA members:

My new Indie company is planning to adapt a book into a film. Looking for a scriptwriter new that can be interested in taking a risk with a future payback. We are all doing it on spec, and hope to have a complete product in about a year or so. If interested, I would be interested in talking to the interested parties.

Genre …General audience, quality reading for all ages.
Contact Information…
Brief summary…
This is a story of a feral kid who actually lived with the wolves for five years of his early life till a hunter brought him out of the
jungles. A fiction based on true facts.

Filed under: fiction writing, film production

November 2015 Annapolis MWA: Members’ Read and Sale Night

The January meeting on this topic had to be cancelled due to weather. It is now scheduled for November.

More details on this meeting will be posted as soon as possible.

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Annapolis MWA volunteers needed

Coming June 2015, the Annapolis MWA will have the following offices open:

  • President (Kat Spitzer is stepping down),
  • Treasurer (Sally Whitney is stepping down),
  • Program chair (David Joyner is stepping down).

Please consider volunteering for one of these this summer!

Filed under: June meeting, MWA

videos from Michael Hughes’ June 2014 talk

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Filed under: fiction writing, June meeting, Uncategorized, video

video of Julia Vickers’ talk

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September 2015 talk at the Annapolis MWA – Fred Tutman

Local writer and educator Fred Tutman will speak on September 16, 2015 on “Finding a Riverkeeper Voice, My personal journey into the heart and soul of community based watershed protection”. Years ago, the Annapolis Capital newspaper had a list of the most important people in Maryland. Whether by coincidence or not, Fred Tutman was listed first. He is a frequent blogger and writes columns for the EPA, Daily KOS, and the Bay Journal.


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:

Bio: Fred Tutman is a grassroots community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper and organization that he founded in 2004. He also lives and works on an active farm located near the Patuxent that has been his family’s ancestral home for nearly a century. Prior to Riverkeeping, Fred spent nearly 30 years working as a media producer and consultant on telecommunications assignments all over the globe, including a long stint working with and advising traditional healers in West Africa and coverage of the Falkands conflict in Argentina on assignment by the BBC. After late life sojourn into law school, Fred now teaches an adjunct course in Environmental Law and Policy at Historic St. Mary’s College of MD. In his spare time he does trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail when not exploring the Patuxent River by kayak. Fred is the recipient of numerous regional and state awards for his various environmental works on behalf of communities He is among the longest serving Waterkeepers in the Chesapeake region and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the nation. For more information on his writings, see

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