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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 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the second Monday of each month at the Essex Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221. The library is operating under restricted hours due to the pandemic. When things return to normal, our meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Here are our upcoming dates and topics:

  • March 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • We’re back in the library! Join us for an open discussion.
  • April 11, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Program TBA.
  • May 9, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Program TBA.
  • June 13, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Program TBA.

Other Events

  • February 3, 2022 – March 13, 2022
    • I’ve been invited to collaborate with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) on a fiction writing workshop in conjunction with their upcoming art exhibition developed by students in the Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS).
    • February 10, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
      • In-person workshop for the MICA community (students, faculty, etc.).
    • February 25, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
      • Zoom workshop for the public at large. Click here for the Zoom link and to add the event to your calendar so you don’t miss it.

Past Events

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’s Monday 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.


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