An interview with Paul Lagasse and Gary Lester

An interview with MWA members Paul Lagasse (upcoming VP of the MWA) and Gary Lester (past president of the Baltimore chapter of the MWA) on their joint writing project Channel 37:

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Fernando Quijano III will be the July 2012 speaker

Local author Fernando Quijano has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday July 18, 2012. The speaker is has just finished his term as vice-president of the MWA. His work has been featured in “Welter,” “Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore” and the poetry anthology, “Life in Me Like Grass on Fire.” He uses twitter, facebook and blogs (as “thewordpimp”) to communicate his appearances and is a columnist for theurbantwist.com. Fernando was recently awarded a B grant for his writing by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. He will speak on his life and success as a writer using social media. For more information on the writer’s work, see his website http://thewordpimpspits.blogspot.com.

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. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org, annapolismwa.wordpress.com/

Fernando Quijano III

Two later posts have photos and video of this talk.

The Green Girl interviews

MWA Annapolis member Paul Lagasse’s Channel 37 (www.channel-37.net) recently published MWA Baltimore member Gary Lester’s series “The Green Girl”. The Green Girl was interviewed recently at Balticon. Here are the videos:

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You can find out more about the Green Girl series at channel-37.net/?page_id=13. You can find more information about Balticon at balticon.org/.

Susan Reimer will be the August 2012 speaker

Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday August 15, 201. The title of her talk is “Life of a Newspaper Journalist”.

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. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: https://annapolismwa.wordpress.com/ and http://www.marylandwriters.org.

Note: Susan Reimer was scheduled to speak on January 18, 2012 (as announced here) but had to cancel due to a health issue. This is her rescheduled talk.

Maryland Writers Conference announcement

ATTEND the Maryland Writers Conference on October 20, 2012 at University of Baltimore, featuring Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader Marita Golden, plus dozens of other featured speakers and panelists. Manuscript reviews by editors, agents and small publishers. Theme: “Writing in Times of Change.”
Registration will open “soon”! More information at: http://www.marylandwritersconference.org/