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Creative Writing Workshop
Need help with your writing? Join a diverse group of writers to explore writing principles and techniques. Our workshops provide learning, supportive analysis of each others’ work, and general discussion of all things writing. To join, please send me an email using the form at the bottom of this page so I can add you to the workshop email list. (This list is only used for workshop announcements.)
We meet from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM on the second Monday of each month at the Essex Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221. If you can’t make it at 6:00 PM, feel free to drop in when you can get there.
Here are our upcoming dates and topics:
- September 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
- Getting Started: How to start your story or article
- October 02, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
- Note that this is one week early due to the Columbus Day holiday.
- Topic TBA.
- November 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
- Topic TBA.
- December 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
- Topic TBA.
Maryland Writers’ Association Workshops
I’m a member of the Maryland Writers’ Association and periodically present writing workshops at MWA chapter meetings around the state. Some of these are in-person events and some are held via Zoom (or are hybrid meetings, Zoom + in person).
- None scheduled right now; check back later!
- Western Maryland Independent Literature Festival, September 29 – 30, 2023
- I will be in Frostburg, Maryland on the 30th, selling books and reading from my forthcoming short story collection, Manifest Secrets. See the Indie Lit Festival web page for information.
The following events were recorded and can be accessed online. The most recent events are at the top, and the oldest are at the bottom.
- Diabolic Shrimp Interview, November 1, 2022
- I talk with author and philanthropist Josh Grant about A Day for Bones, The Belt, bonsai, and various and sundry other stuff.
- Fiction Fix Online, October 2022
- I join with five other authors to read excerpts from our works. My selection is from the first chapter of my recently-released fourth Howard County Mystery, A Day for Bones.
- Meet the Authors (MtA) September 24, 2022
- I talk with host Andrew Sweet about A Day for Bones, The Belt, and other subjects.
- Diabolic Shrimp’s Monday’s Tartar Sauce #4
- I join host Josh Grant and three other authors to talk about all things new: new ideas, new projects, and a “new” trivia game. Amazingly (because I’m fairly awful at trivia), I won!
- Fiction Fix Online, October 2021
- I join with five other authors to read excerpts from our works. My selection is the entire short story “Falling Star” from my collection The Realm of Tiny Giants.
- Meet the Authors (MtA) S1E6
- I talk with host Andrew Sweet about The Realm of Tiny Giants, my forthcoming novels, and various other subjects.
- Diabolic Shrimp’s 2021 Golden Shrimpy Award Show
- Weasel Words wins!
- Meet the Authors (MtA) S1E5
- Host Andrew Sweet interviews Daniel Martin (Althea’s Dreams) and myself.