POETRY READING & CHAPTER ELECTIONS

dragonflyDRAGONFLY ARTS MAGAZINE POETRY READING
WITH
HOPE WORKS
AND
CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Authors from DRAGONFLY ARTS MAGAZINE and MWA members will read their poetry.

Chapter board elections will also be held.
 

Thursday, June 16, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

If you would like to read, please register at

http://www.wearehopeworks.org/event/dragonfly-arts-magazine-poetry-reading/

About Hope WorksHope Works image
http://www.wearehopeworks.org/

Hope Works provides support and advocacy to survivors of sexual, dating, and domestic violence.
Their mission is to reduce the harm and effects of sexual and domestic violence in Howard County while working towards their elimination.
Change must happen. Sexual and domestic violence are not acceptable. Everyone should be free to live a self-determined life without the threat of these terrible aggressions.

 

 

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.

 

SCRIPT WRITING

The nuts and bolts of dramatic writing, specifically for the stage, including methods of creating dynamic characters, active plots, and solid structures.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

About the Speaker

bob BartlettBob Bartlett is a Washington, DC based dramatist whose plays include Swimming with Whales, Happiness (and other reasons to die), The Orbit of Mercury, The Accident Bear, Kuchu Uganda, Greetings from Youngstown, and Kansas. His work has been performed, developed, and commissioned at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Lark New Play Development Center, Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival, Theater Alliance, Source Festival, DC’s First Draft, Theatre J, Active Cultures, Rorschach Theatre, Bowie State University, and the Capital and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

His work has been performed  in Atlanta (Alliance Theater), NYC (The Lark, Stellar Productions, Id Theatre and Kef productions), Washington, DC (National New Play Network/DC Area Writers Showcase at the Kennedy Center, Third Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival), and Baltimore. (Iron Crow Theatre Company)

Swimming with Whales was one of the recipients of KCACTF’s 2011 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting and David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award. It was also a finalist for the 2011 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. In 2013, Kansas was a semi-finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.

Mr. Bartlett is also a recipient of a 2012 and 2015 Individual Artists Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. He teaches theatre at Bowie State University, earned his MFA in Playwriting at Catholic University of America, and is a founding member of The Welders and lives in historic Davidsonville, Maryland.

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.

WRITING FOR THE EAR VERSUS WRITING FOR THE PAGE

Aaron Henkin will discuss the difference between writing for the ear versus writing for the page at the next Howard County Chapter Meeting.

Join us on:

Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

About the Speaker

aaron in studioAaron Henkin has produced The Signal on WYPR for the past 11 years.  His work has aired nationally on NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things Considered, PRI’s Studio 360, & The World.  His current project is a documentary series called, Out of the Blocks.  Aaron also teaches at MICA and UMBC.

 

 

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING & SUBMITTING SHORT FICTION BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Thursday, March 17, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

sarah pinskerAbout the Speaker

Sarah Pinsker’s fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Apex, and numerous anthologies. She is a Sturgeon Award winner and two time Nebula finalist. She lives with her wife in Baltimore, Maryland. Find her online at sarahpinsker.com and on twitter @sarahpinsker.

Perfecting Your Author Platform: Why Background Matters, and How to Get the Right One

In today’s highly saturated book market, a strong publicity and marketing campaign requires that authors have a solid platform to get the kind of attention necessary for sales. But what is a platform, what is it used for, and how do you build one? How does it affect your book deal, or whether you get one at all? How does it help you sell more books, whether you self-publish or have a publisher? Learn how to evaluate the “planks” you already have and design a blueprint for building a bigger, stronger platform—the most critical tool in your toolbox after the book itself.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

7:00 – 9:00

 

Owen Brown Community Center

6800 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD 21045

About the Speaker

Ally MachateAlly E. Machate is a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant who loves using her insider knowledge of the publishing industry and wealth of experience to help others reach their publishing goals, whether it’s showing a writer how to improve a manuscript, get an agent, or self-publish, or ghostwriting a book to help an entrepreneur skyrocket her business platform to new levels. Since 1999, she has assisted, guided, and supported would-be authors on their publishing journey and takes pride in serving as their books’ best ally. Grab Ally’s free gifts and learn more at www.thewritersally.com and www.allymachate.com.