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Video and slides from Izolda Trakhtenberg’s talk

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Part 2 (note: for copyright reasons, several minutes were cut from part 2, but the corresponding topic can be found in the slides linked to below):

Part 3:

Follow along yourself with these slides: trakhtenberg_FlashYourFiction_slides2016

Many thanks to Izolda for the great presentation!

Filed under: fiction writing, January meeting, January speaker, MWA Annapolis Chapter, video, writing workshop

January 2015 Annapolis MWA: Members’ Read and Sale Night

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, January 21st for the first-ever Annapolis Chapter MWA Members’ Read and Sale Night. For this event, four of our members will be reading from (and in one case singing) their published works, after which attendees will have the opportunity to browse, purchase, and have the authors autograph the publications. Our featured authors represent a wonderful variety of genres:
Mike Pace is a thriller writer and author of Dead Light and the recently published One to Go.  Of Dead Light, Kirkus Review states, “Pace crafts compelling characters in service to a thrilling plot with narrative riches.”
Leigh Goff is a young adult-genre author writing bewitching fiction. Her debut novel,Disenchanted, the story of a young witch trying to break a true love curse, is now available.
Jane Elkin is the founder of the Broadneck Writers’ Workshop and author of World Class: Poems Inspired By the ESL Classroom. Her poetry and prose have appeared in dozens of journals, both domestic and foreign, including Kestrel,Kansas City Voices, Ducts, and Off the Coast.
Lee Chapman wrote his first poems at age 15, but spent most of his life energy helping physicists smash atoms at Fermilab. Now he writes songs and poems in which he explores the continuum between serious and silly. Lee will both read some of his poems and perform a song from his CD.

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.

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Denise Camacho videos of her January 2014 talk

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Some stills:

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Filed under: fiction writing, interview, January speaker, MWA, video

January 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Denise Camacho

Annapolis MWA January Meeting With Denise Camacho

Local book publisher Denise Camacho has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday January 15, 2014. She will speak on her experiences in starting a traditional publishing company and on the differences between traditional and indie publications. Denise is also a board member of the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity literary conference. For more information on the speaker’s work, see http://www.intriguepublishing.com and http://www.creaturescrimesandcreativity.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: http://www.marylandwriters.org.

About the speaker: As the president of Intrigue Publishing, Denise Camacho has spent over 13 years navigating through the publishing pitfalls and has finally brought Intrigue into the traditional publisher realm. Denise spends most of her time reading new submissions and working with the acquisitions team to find those works that are worthy of becoming Intrigue properties. Intrigue is currently taking submissions for crime drama, sensual romance, urban drama and young adult.

Along with running Intrigue, Denise is very involved with helping authors learn about publishing and marketing and how to avoid some of the major pitfalls within the industry.

Filed under: fiction writing, January speaker, MWA, press release

Video of Justin Sirois’ talk

Here is the video of Justin Sirois’ talk on January 16th.

Thank you Justin for the great presentation!

Filed under: fiction writing, interview, January speaker, non-fiction writing, poetry

Annapolis MWA January 2013 meeting, with Justin Sirois

The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) will host Justin Sirois on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Justin Sirois is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore City paper recently said “Sirois is well on his way to becoming Baltimore’s most important novelist.” His books include So Say the Waiters, Secondary Sound, MLKNG SCKLS, and Falcons on the Floor, written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. Justin received individual Maryland State Art Council grants in 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2011 and a Baker “b” grant in 2011. For more information about his current series, please visit www.sosaythewaiters.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 in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

Filed under: fiction writing, January speaker, MWA, non-fiction writing, poetry, press release

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