Mar
7
9:30 AM09:30

Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference - Playing with the Page workshop

Writing Outside the Box: Playing with the Page 

Writers are discovering that nothing is off limits on the page. Novels are coming out that emulate video games, choose-your-own-adventures, text messages, tweets, emails, and more. What can we learn from the text mediums in our daily lives, and how can we apply the strengths of these mediums to our writing? Come to this workshop to take part in a lively discussion on the possibilities for the page, as well as practice writing in unconventional mediums through a writing exercise.


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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Publishing in Literary Magazines

Want to submit your work to magazines but don’t know how? This one day workshop will explore what literary magazines are, what editors are looking for in submissions, have a “translation” exercise, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secrets to writing a great cover letter to get an editor’s attention. The skills you learn in this session can easily apply to other publication realms, including writing to agents and editors of small book presses. All participants will receive a complimentary magazine of their choice.


https://www.writer.org/event/su19-publishing-in-literary-magazines/

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Book Promo Strategies No One Tells You About

Writing a book and getting it published is hard enough–however the work doesn’t end there. Both traditionally and self-published authors are expected to do their own promotion, and it can be hard to know which ones are most effective, let alone which ones are out there before publication. Author and Assistant Director of Publicity and Marketing at California Coldblood Books Meg Eden will share what she has learned from promoting her own books, as well as the resources to get connected with larger networks of authors writing in your genre. This workshop is best for authors with a forthcoming book (ideally six months to a year out), but is also helpful for those with a completed book on submission, or an author who has already published work

https://www.writer.org/event/su19-book-promo-strategies-no-one-tells-you-about/

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Jan
28
to Mar 8

Poetic Forms class (online, 6 weeks)

In this workshop, we’ll explore why form is relevant for contemporary poets, and how we can take advantage of form to strengthen both traditional and free-verse poems. Poetic form isn’t just meter and rhyme--it encompasses a diverse range of vessels that poems can inhabit. Form can help focus our poems, and reinforce a tone beyond our written words. When we have writer’s block, form can give us direction on how to keep writing. Over the six weeks of this workshop, we’ll write in several forms, and explore what content works well with different types of forms.


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Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Savage Library Litmag Talk

Want to submit your work to magazines but don't know how? In this workshop, we'll talk about what literary magazines are, what editors are looking for in submissions, have a “translation” exercise, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secrets to writing a great cover letter to get an editor’s attention. The skills you learn in this session can easily apply to other publication realms, including writing to agents and editors of small book presses. All participants will receive a complimentary magazine of their choice.

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

MWA Annapolis chapter mtg - Litmag Talk

Want to submit your work to magazines but don't know how? In this workshop, we'll talk about what literary magazines are, what editors are looking for in submissions, have a “translation” exercise, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secrets to writing a great cover letter to get an editor’s attention. The skills you learn in this session can easily apply to other publication realms, including writing to agents and editors of small book presses. All participants will receive a complimentary magazine of their choice.

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Jan
14
to Feb 8

Poetry Chapbook Workshop (online, 4 weeks)

The chapbook is becoming a popular form with both poets and publishers, and is a great way for poets to get their work out before a first book. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss what a chapbook is, look at several examples, and explore how to choose and order poems to create a strong body of work, as well as how to select the right chapbook publisher for your work.


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Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Authors Book Club Event: Point of View: Who Should Tell Your Story? with Meg Eden

Have you started a writing project with excitement, but quickly lost interest and felt stuck? Sometimes changing the point of view in the story can reinvigorate a project, and give direction on how to move forward. In this workshop, we’ll explore stories that use unique perspectives, and take part in a writing exercise to get ideas on what perspectives could transform our own stories. Books will be available for sale and signing after the program. This FREE event is co-sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Library and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators MD/DE/WV Region. Please register below to help us plan for refreshments.

 

Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, RHINO and Gargoyle. She teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland. She has five poetry chapbooks, and her novel Post-High School Reality Quest is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Find her online at www.megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at ConfusedNarwhal.

 

 

https://mddewv.scbwi.org/events/eden/

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Mar
8
2:00 PM14:00

Writer's Reading at AACC

Description:

Join us for a live-action "demo" playthrough of the first chapter of Meg Eden's text-adventure novel Post-High School Reality Quest! Fans of Action Castle and text adventure games will enjoy this interactive experience.

Afterwards, author Meg Eden and developer Vince Kuyatt will discuss the process of writing a "text adventure novel" as well as translating that novel into an interactive text adventure game.  Their conversation will discuss the intersection of writing craft and good game design, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of both the text adventure and novel mediums.

 

 

Participants:

Meg Eden teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. Her "text-adventure" novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. She writes about the intersection of storytelling craft between writing and game design (particularly environmental storytelling), and how nostalgia and retro aesthetics impact how we play games. Find her online at megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.

 

 

Vincent Kuyatt is a developer and tabletop designer in the DC area, entering the Masters of Game Design program at American University. His game Smallworld Online was created during the 2017 Ludum Dare, and his game Global Crisis was awarded Best Game Design during the 2015 Global Game Jam at MAGfest. He has spoken at conferences including (or forthcoming): RetroGame Con, Awesome Con, KameCon, and MAGlabs. His interests particularly include: 2D vs 3D game design, unreliable narration, form in video games, and using games to teach players real-life skills through engaging mechanics.

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Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

SCBWI YA Author Webinar - FREE!

Check out this upcoming FREE webinar, sponsored by the MD/DE/WV Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. The webinar is open to all! Saturday, March 3 at 3 PM Eastern: A Conversation with Young Adults Authors Featuring young adult authors Kathy MacMillan, Linda Budzinski, Meg Eden, Pintip Dunn, and Christina June! This webinar is presented as part of the Read Local Challenge, which gives you the chance to win prizes by reading books by featured authors from Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia! Join us as these authors discuss their inspirations and challenges and answer your questions! A recording of the webinar will be available after the event. Register here to receive access information for the live event or recording.  
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