video of Sherry Morrow’s MWA talk

part 1:

Sherry Audette Morrow – editor, Scribble, part 1 from wdj on Vimeo.

part 2:

Sherry Audette Morrow – editor, Scribble, part 2 from wdj on Vimeo.

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June meeting of the Annapolis MWA

We are pleased to announce that Laura Shovan, poet and editor of Little Patuxent Review, will talk to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA in June 2013. The title is “On poetry and the Little Patuxent Review” and she will also speak about her life as poet, editor and educator. Laura Shovan’s talk will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

About the author: Laura Shovan is a Maryland poet, author and educator. Her alter ego is the popular Mrs. Poems, who delights in teaching poetry workshops in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the region. She was recently awarded the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize. For more information, see http://www.laurashovan.com or her blog Authoramok.com.

May speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Local author Christopher T. George has agreed to speak to the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association on May 15, 2013. He will speak on his life and successes as a writer, particularly his book Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay. His talk will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

ChristopherGeorge
About the author:
Christopher T. George was born in Liverpool, England in 1948. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near Johns Hopkins University with his wife Donna. Chris is the editor of the Journal of the War of 1812 and a co-editor of Loch Raven Review, an on-line quarterly literary magazine.. He is featured in the History Channel’s “First Invasion: The War of 1812.” He is working with Dr. John McCavitt on a biography of Major General Robert Ross. See the website The Man Who Captured Washington – General Robert Ross. He is historian for the Havre de Grace Bicentennial project and is an advisor to both the Maryland and Baltimore County Bicentennial projects. He regularly gives talks on the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay region. Chris tweets at hashtag @cthompsongeorge

July speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Doug Norton, author of political thriller Code Word: Paternity, the timely and cautionary tale of a North Korean dictator, an American president and nuclear terrorism, will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on July 17th, at 6:30pm. He will share the story of his ongoing journey as a writer, from the birth of the idea for his novel through creation, publishing, distributing, and marketing it amidst a revolution in the book business demanding more than “just” craftsmanship of most debut authors.

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

Doug Norton

About the author: These days Doug Norton is into grandfathering, writing the next novel in this series, volunteering, and sailing. But there was a time . . . As a naval officer throughout most of the cold war, Doug had personal experience with nuclear weapons, both as objects of diplomacy and politics and as objects under his command responsibility—antisubmarine missiles that he might have to launch under cataclysmic circumstances.

Doug Norton's CWP Cover

That life journey, plus research, allowed him to craft Code Word: Paternity authentically. As a warship captain he held launch codes for nuclear weapons and was prepared to use them, but he also participated in high-stakes international negotiations to reduce their numbers and the chance of nuclear war. In Geneva, Brussels, and Washington he experienced diplomacy and politics in tense meetings, glittering receptions, and deadline-driven all-nighters. A graduate of the Naval Academy and of the University of Washington, Doug was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow and head of international studies at the Naval Academy. After more than twenty-five years’ naval service, he was an executive recruiter for fifteen years. Doug and his wife live in Annapolis, Maryland where he volunteers with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in search and rescue and the Anne Arundel Medical Center in the emergency department. You can find more information on the speaker at his Amazon author page.

August speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Vonnie Crist, author of YA fantasy, “The Enchanted Skean” has agreed to be the August speaker at the Annapolis chapter meeting of the MWA. She will talk about writing for the Young Adult audience and share her journey as a writer and poet. Her talk will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall.

Vonnie Crist picture

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

Vonnie Crist's book cover

About the author: Vonnie’s newest book, a YA fantasy, “The Enchanted Skean,” was published by Mockingbird Lane Press (Arkansas). She’s also the author of 2 story collections, “The Greener Forest” and “Owl Light” from Cold Moon Press; a children’s book, “Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales” from VRGroup, and 2 books of poetry, “River of Stars” and “Essential Fables” from Lite Circle Books. She won a MSAC award in writing, two L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Honorable Mentions, and has been nominated for a Pushcart. She taught for the MSAC’s AiE Program as a poet for over 10 years and has also taught various creative writing courses at Harford Community College. Always interested in learning, Vonnie earned a MS in Professional Writing from Towson University after age 50. You can find more
information about the speaker at vonniewinslowcrist.com

announcement for April 17 Annapolis MWA talk

Title: Turning Rejections Into Acceptances: Breaking Into Literary Journals to Build a Publishing History.
Speaker: Sherry Audette Morrow
Time+place: April 17 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall.

Sherry Audette Morrow, founding editor of Scribble magazine, will share the editor’s perspective on the submission process and answers your questions about how an editor decides between sending the rejection or the coveted acceptance letter: What can I do to improve my chances of being published in a small journal? What do editors love, and what do they hate? How can I turn a rejection into an acceptance — do they really mean it when they say “try again”?

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: annapolismwa.wordpress.com and http://www.marylandwriters.org.

About the author:
In addition to publishing Scribble, Sherry is a writer and freelance editor and publication designer. She holds degrees in English and Publication Design from Temple University and University of Baltimore. She is a firm believer in the Oxford comma. Like many fiction writers, she can be found working on a novel or two. Scribble magazine, a print publication, debuted at a Maryland Writers’ Association meeting in 1997. It is published two to three times per year, and features poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction by authors from around the globe at http://www.scribblemagazine.us.