Annapolis MWA September Meeting With Maryland writer Sarah Pinsker

Local author and musician Sarah Pinsker has agreed to speak at the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association on Wednesday September 18, 2013. Her talk is entitled “What Being a Touring Musician Taught Me About Writing & Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Literary Fiction”.

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.

Sarah Pinsker

As a musician, Sarah writes songs about the people who have slipped through the cracks: graffiti artists, sideshow stars, and others who lurk around the dark borders of dreams. Her albums, released on various indie labels, are available on iTunes and CDBaby. Live videos of her performances are available on youtube under her name and her band’s name, the Stalking Horses.

Sarah’s novel “Pilot Program” won the Gold Award in the 2012 MWA Novel contest (Sci-Fi category). , and her story “Twenty Ways the Desert Could Kill You” was voted Daily Science Fiction’s top story of 2012. She has stories forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Fireside, and Electric Spec, among other publications. For more information on the her work, see her website sarahpinsker.com.

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call for volunteers for Annapolis chapter positions

The next meeting of the Annapolis chapter, on June 19th with poet Laura Shovan as our speaker, will be preceeded by a quick vote for new chapter officers. The following positions have no volunteers (yet) who have said they will definitely run for them: chapter secretary and chapter press+media contact. If you are interested but would like to ask some questions first, contact Kat Spitzer (katspitzer@gmail.com) regarding the secretary position and David Joyner (wdjoyner@gmail.com) regarding the press contact position.

Annual meeting of the MWA on June 1, 2013

The Annual MWA meeting on Saturday June 1, will be combined with a chapter meeting this year. The Montgomery Chapter invites you to their June session, which will start off with the Annual MWA Meeting. President Paul Lagasse will give updates and answer questions. Immediately following the annual meeting, there will be a presentation by Virginia author Wendy Higgins.

Meeting Schedule:

10:00 Welcome and introductions
10:10 Chapter Announcements
10:20 MWA Updates from President Paul Lagasse
10:40 Guest Speaker Wendy Higgins
11:40 Book Signing, Networking
12:00 Adjournment

The Montgomery chapter of the MWA meets at the Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, at: 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850. The room location is Physical Education (PE) building, Room 116.