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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!

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videos from Michael Hughes’ June 2014 talk

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June 2015 talk at the Annapolis MWA – Scott Morrow

Local writer, and creator of the long-running Annapolis Screenwriters Critique group, Scott Morrow will speak to the Annapolis chapter on June 17, 2015.

Title and topic: “Author manipulation and how to fix it”.

Speaker bio: Scott Morrow has written screenplays, one-act plays, musicals, radio skits, humorous articles, songs, and restaurant reviews. He has won two Individual Artist Awards in scriptwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council, and his one-act play, “Mr. Mahler Finds a Dollar,” won Baltimore’s Artscape98 one-act play contest. His short film, “Abduction: A Love Story,” was shown at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2013.

Scott has been a member of MWA since before it became MWA, and has held several positions within the organization, including serving as President twice. He has been involved with the Scriptwriting Critique Group for over 25 years.

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videos from Michael Hughes’ June 2014 talk

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Part 2:

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michael hughes

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June 2014 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Michael Hughes

Local author Michael Hughes has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday June 18, 2014. Michael will speak about the long journey from first draft to publication, with an emphasis on his experiences (good and bad) with a new digital imprint at a major publisher. He’ll discuss craft, process, agents, ebooks, marketing, and answer questions about the new landscape of publishing.

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.

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About the speaker:
Michael M. Hughes lives in Baltimore with his wife and two daughters. He writes fiction and nonfiction, and his bestselling debut novel, Blackwater Lights, was released by Hydra (Random House) in 2013. He is currently at work on a sequel. When he’s not writing, Hughes performs as a mentalist (psychic entertainer) and speaks on Fortean and paranormal topics. – See more at: http://michaelmhughes.com/

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New MWA Annapolis Chapter Officers for 2013-14

At the chapter meeting on 19 June, Kathleen “Kat” Spitzer was elected to succeed past president Rolf Renner. Sally M. Whitney succeeds past Treasurer Julie Coleman. David Barker takes over as Secretary from Kat Spitzer, and David Joyner fills the post of Program Chair vacated by Paul Harrell.

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Video of Laura Shovan’s June MWA talk

Part 1:

Laura Shovan speaker to the Annapolis MWA, part 1 from wdj on Vimeo.

Part 2:

Laura Shovan speaker to the Annapolis MWA, part 2 from wdj on Vimeo.

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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.

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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.

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