I spied this little piece over at DC Refined about five D.C. authors (which happens to be local for us here at TWWBF) and was excited to see that they are all women!
Connecting on a Saturday Afternoon
Cardyn Brooks is an author, book blogger at BlerdyBingeReader, and the Outreach Coordinater and Co-Organizer of TWWBF.
Heal Write Away in Bowie
“Heal Write Away” workshop by professor, educational consultant, poet, and author Aressa Williams offers participants a series of interactive tasks that foster emotional connections within each individual and between each person. Her instructional style is that of a conversational sage with a humorous, upbeat vibe. Everything about her manner invites workshop attendees to listen and to engage with conscious intentions. A fun introductory group activity encourages everyone to share a few details about themselves, which makes it easier to address people by name during the rest of the event. Practical suggestions for making daily meditation accessible, journaling guidelines, writing prompts, and more generate a palpable creative momentum. Near the end of the workshop hosted by the Prince George’s County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association* and held at the South Bowie Branch Library on Saturday, January 11, 2020, some participants shared that they now knew more about the people in the room than they did about the neighbors living on either side of their home after a few years of residency. If alienation and loneliness are on the rise in today’s society, then the “Heal Write Away” workshop is one activity that contributes toward reversing that trend.
*Professor Williams and the president of the P.G. County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association met and exchanged contact details at the first annual The Write Women Book Fest held at Marietta House Museum September 2019. Come engage and network with an inclusive variety of female and female-identifying creative people at the second annual TWWBF on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Calling Central PA Authors
We are so happy that Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, one of the many lovely participants of The Write Women Book Fest, has organized her own book expo! If you're in the central Pennsylvania region, please consider participating. CLICK HERE
From Her Website
The Glow Book Expo seeks to inspire, ignite and enthuse those who have always wanted to write, have already begun to write literature and those who need to discover they have real potential as a writer. Creator, Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks saw an opportunity to expose resources and guidance to potential writers living in central Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Information will be made available regarding various topics such as selling books independently, submissions to publishers and literary agents, researching and editing.
The 1st annual Glow Book Expo will be a one-day event, free to the public. The event will take place on August 22, 2020 at Harrisburg University, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The expo will include panel discussions from signed and independent authors, publishers, colleges, and authors selling books.
Our Vision for 2020
Hello! YAY! We have a date and time for our 2020 The Write Women Book Fest! September 26th at Marietta House from noon to 6 p.m. Last year's event was awesome and we hope to just continue to expand and evolve. Please spread the word to other women authors you know!
We received your 2019 feedback and implemented several suggestions into our plans for 2020. Some of those things include:
-Less crowded tent
-More time between presentations
-Multiple events throughout the festival
-Both book-lover and writer focused events
-Online registration (coming in February - check back!)
If you have other ideas, please send them on!
Author B. Graham Simpson has been chosen as a panelist on the topic of Marketing and Self-Publishing at a Maryland Local Author Expo to be held on April 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Bowie, MD.
Graham Simpson was a participant in the inaugural The Write Women Book Fest in 2019. We're so happy to see all of the things the authors are up to!
Please hop on over to her website to keep up to date on happenings with her.
Electric Lit has a great list of books by women and non-binary writers of color. Hop on over to their website and show that piece some love and check out some of these books! Buy some of them if you are able.
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