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Writer’s Community

Anne Arundel County is home to all kinds of writers. Just take a look at the list of writers who have received the Literary Annie Award,  Journalists, novelists, children’s fiction, science fiction, mystery, poetry– there’s a lot of variety.  While they usually work solo, writers are always striving to perfect their craft and receive feedback from colleagues and mentors.  A number of classes and workshops are offered throughout the year at venues that include Maryland Hall and The Chesapeake Art Center.  In order to stay current with networking and grant opportunities, artists are encouraged to register with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. We keep a database and send e-correspondence to County Artists on a regular basis.

Coming up later this month is a full-day writer’s workshop: Summer Writing Intensive at St. John’s College organized by former Annie Award winners Laura Oliver and Lynn Auld Schwartz.

Literary Annie Award Winner Laura Oliver is one of the organizers of the Summer Writing Intensive.

Literary Annie Award Winner Laura Oliver is one of the organizers of the Summer Writing Intensive.

Seasoned and beginning writers alike are invited. Participants may select four workshops from seven choices to address their most challenging writing issues and will leave equipped with new skills, understanding, and motivation. In addition, Laura Oliver and Lynn Auld Schwartz will be available for a limited number of private consultations to discuss personal writing challenges. The Summer Writing Intensive at St. John’s College will take place on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Lobby, Mellon Hall. Tuition is $165. All levels are welcome. The day will also include a continental breakfast, a box lunch with Question and Answer Forum, and a wine reception where participants can meet and talk with instructors and fellow writers.

The following workshops will be offered:

Hard-wired for Story: What Neuroscience Teaches Us about How to Hook a Reader, led by Laura Oliver

Creating Complex Characters, led by Lynn Auld Schwartz

The Poetry of Prose, led by Temple Cone

Screenwriting Tools for Writing Effective Dialogue, led by Khris Baxter

Using Fictional Techniques in Memoir and Personal Essay, led by Ron Capps

Story and Structure: Not Just for Screenwriters, led by Khris Baxter

Literary Agents: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? led by Lauren Sharp

To register and for more information: www.sjc.edu/cefa or 410-626-2881

Writers of all ages and levels are invited to register. (Photo courtesy of St. John's College)

Writers of all ages and levels are invited to register. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s College)

McDowell Hall at St. John's College where the "Writing Intensive" will take place. (Photo courtesy of St. John's College)

McDowell Hall at St. John’s College where the “Writing Intensive” will take place. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s College)