WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY 9/26
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Playing with Poetry with Sharon Burton & JL Smith
Join Sharon Burton and JL Smith for a highly interactive workshop where you will have the chance to review classic and contemporary works by Maryland poets and create and share a response. Using the creative and playful techniques provided, the novice as well as the seasoned poet will have a foundation for creating their own works. In the end, everyone will have an opportunity to share their works they created in response.
Please download the below files for the workshop.
Join us on Instagram for an interactive event. Authors, did you write a story outside of your experience? Readers, do you read books that are outside of your experience? We want to hear your thoughts.
Go follow @whatlynnsaid on Instagram, she is kicking off the event (and closing it out on 9/26). Then post an Instagram story, reels, livestream, or video post any time between 9/21-9/26 about your experience. Tag us @thewritewomenbookfest and use the hashtags #TWWBF2020 and #WOMXNLITOUT2020 so we can share and comment!
This event was inspired by L. Penelope's podcast episode 74, recommended by TWWBF Outreach Coordinator Cardyn Brooks (@cardynbpresents on Instagram).
One fun thing we try to do is give out nice swag bags and free raffle book baskets.
This year we have 100 swag bags and two book fest fan baskets and one vendor basket.
If you would like your chance to win one of these baskets or to sign up for swag bags please go to this form and fill it out:
NOTE that you will need to be available to pick up any swag or basket next Saturday 9/26 from 10am-Noon - volunteers will be at Marietta House Museum to give them out (please wear your mask, we will be wearing ours). The event is virtual but we felt the swag bags were an important part of making you feel appreciated!
We hope you will share the book festival with your friends and encourage them to shop from our shop page and attend events online. Thank you!
This passage from Zora Neale Hurston's essay, "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" inspired the More Than Tragic: Happy Endings, Adventure and Fantasy for All discussion topic.
"But I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes."
Where the words "gendered" or "sexually oriented" or "religiously faithful" or "aged" or "made" could take the place of the word "colored", especially when authors who are not members of marginalized populations create characters and write points of view for members of marginalized populations, under the un/conscious assumptions that being Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, 40+ (womxn), LGBTQUIA+ or any other trait that attracts discrimination in society as an automatically tragic circumstance.
The tragedy is sourced from living in a world that refuses to recognize, honor, and respect the equal intrinsic value of every human being.
How do these assumptions about tragic traits of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age etc. impact mainstream fiction?
This panel will be moderated by author Cardyn Brooks. We are so honored to have authors Gay G. Gunn, Pamela Beverly, Alexi Venice, and Kamari Talley on our virtual panel this year. Please follow them on social media, and visit their websites. You can find most information in our shop HERE.
For more information about Zora Neale Hurston, visit the website here:
"Cold Spots" is the story of a college freshman who is learning to recognize her battle with mental health all while trying to overcome the psychological trauma of a stalker. This book features themes such as: sexuality, feminine issues, anxiety, depression, college pressures, and the subtleties of psychological trauma.
"why am i falling?" is a comic collection representing ten of my own personal fears. This is an experimental dive into fear as something that is both nonsensical and all too real. Each comic in this collection is constructed entirely out of free-to-use images in the public domain. After each chapter follows a poem or a piece of prose. "why am i falling?" is free to read as a PDF on my website (authormmeyers.com) and is available to purchase as a paperback on Amazon.
You can also pick up one of these Write Women Book Fest exclusive sticker on Redbubble! How awesome is that?
Heather Elizabeth King is the author of dark fiction. She writes urban fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance. Heather has been a story teller for most of her life. Some of her favorite memories are of telling stories to her girlfriends at slumber parties when she was a pre-teen.
She is a graduate of the Writer’s Digest class, Focus on the Novel and has been a panelist at several writing conferences. She's also given presentations at various paranormal conventions.
Most days Heather can be found at her laptop working on her next book.
Heather loves to hear from readers (and potential readers).
Audrey Hughey is the founder of The Write Services LLC and the community leader for Sprints and Spirits writer's group and the Author Transformation Alliance. She had her first byline in print in July of 2015 and submitted to several fantasy anthologies while finishing her B.A. in English (Writing) and M.A. in Ancient and Classical History. She has published a series of author planners (the non-dated Ultimate Authorship Planner and 2020 Author's Planner), and begun a series a full-length thriller novels.
A provocative author of contemporary romance, one spicy novel at a time. I’m a lover of books, the spicier the better. I fell in love with romance novels at the tender age of fourteen. You might say it was inevitable that I would write my own happy endings.
Connect with Venice at www.alexivenice.com
Instagram: Alexi Venice
Alexi Venice writes legal thrillers and crime drama with a side of romance. Her popular new series features novice lawyer, Monica Spade, and her hot girlfriend, Shelby St. Claire, an art teacher. Monica’s only limitation is her self-doubt, as she learns to navigate the courtroom and the bedroom.
Venice’s bestselling San Francisco Mystery Series is a crime drama that tests the bonds of love and loyalty among Dr. Jen Dawson, Detective Tommy Vietti and District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne. If you’re looking for explicit romantic drama mixed with gritty crime, this series is for you.
Venice's 31-year legal career informs her medical and crime fiction. She is legal counsel under a different name at an international health care system, specializing in preparing nurses and physicians to testify in the courtroom in both civil and criminal trials. When she isn’t working and writing, Venice can be found on the lake boating and swimming with her dogs.
Venice is married and lives in Wisconsin.
Corrugated Sky Publishing, LLC was formed in 2016 by a small group of authors, editors, and publishing professionals whose goal is to bring you the best books we can. We have books from cozy mysteries to b-movie horror, as well as fantasy with a little steampunk thrown in. And if you are a writer we are open for submissions or we can provide self-publishing services.
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