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Upcoming events

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 23 Jul 2018

    I am teaching an online memoir class through the Bethesda Writers Center, beginning next Monday.

    I've taught this class for a couple of years now, but this is the first time it's been offered online-- something new to try! Write on your own schedule and from the comfort of your own home-- no commuting

    We'll go over the elements that make a memoir different from, say, journaling or autobiography. The main focus will be workshopping with other students as well as lots of instructor feedback. I hope some of you will join me!

    Feel free to email if you have any questions:

    • 02 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Talbot County Free Library, 100 W Dover St, Easton, MD 21601

    Paul Briggs reads and signs his new novel on global climate change and its impact on a group of characters from Chesapeake Bay country.

    A few weeks with no sea ice in the Arctic Ocean are enough to trigger a chain reaction that alters the Northern Hemisphere beyond recognition. Isabel Bradshaw, an engineer, tries to find security for her family in an increasingly chaotic world when they are driven out of their home on Tilghman Island.

    "This epic story of global pandemonium wisely centers on accessible characters." --Kirkus Reviews

    "I haven't read a REALLY good post apocalyptic book in a very long time, and this was the perfect re-entry into the genre. All I can say is I wish there was MORE and more NOW!! I will be watching (and selling) Mr Briggs in the future! Thank you!" --Bonnie S., Bookseller

    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Sundial Books, 4065 Main St Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

    Amy will be at Sundial Books to sign copies of books one and two of her Chincoteague Island Trilogy. For more information see

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Queen Anne's County Library - Kent Island Branch

    Book talk by author. Recommended for 18 and older.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Chesapeake City Branch Library

    The Canal Town Writers Conference sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association will offer an opportunity for engaging with fellow writers and energizing your own writing in the beautiful setting of historic Chesapeake City, MD.

    Set for Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the conference will offer three sessions in the meeting room at the Chesapeake City branch library: "First Lines: Getting Started with Your Creative Project,” a panel discussion called "Finding Time to Write,” and “Writing 5/7/5.” The sessions are intended to be of interest to writers in all genres and experience levels. There will be an opportunity to enjoy lunchtime fellowship and networking, followed by a cruise on the C&D Canal with a brief overview of Canal Town history.

    The conference itself is free. Attendees will be paying for their own lunch in a group setting. Cost for the canal cruise with Chesapeake City Water Tours and Captain DJ is $15 at the dock.

    “Chesapeake City has a rich literary heritage with ties to Jack D. Hunter, Edna Ferber, and George Alfred Townsend,” said David Healey, a local author and Eastern Shore Writers Association board member who is helping to organize the event. “The Canal Town Writers Conference builds on this heritage by gathering writers from across the region to improve their craft, enjoy fellowship with other writers, and to explore historic Chesapeake City.”

    Space is limited. Please email to reserve your spot.


    Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Chesapeake City Branch Library community room

    2527 Augustine Herman Highway

     Note library doors open at 10 am

    10-10:15 am Arrival and fellowship

    10:15-11:15 am First session (First Lines/Getting Started with Your Creative Project)

    11:15-11:30 am Break

    11:30-12:30 pm Second session-Panel  (Finding Time to Write)

    12:30-1:45 pm Networking lunch (Maria’s and JoJo’s diner within walking distance)

    1:45-2:30 pm  Third session (Writing 5/7/5)

    3 pm Boat tour with Captain DJ on C&D Canal

    Chesapeake City offers several places to dine or enjoy more fellowship afterwards.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Art League of Ocean City

    A unique meeting: visual artists from the Art League of Ocean City and ESWA writers will break into teams to collaborate. Ideas will be exchanged and discussed and each artist/writer will interpret them to create a joint piece. Registration is needed in order to ensure equal numbers of participants from each organization. There may be a pre-session meeting of the participants. (Please note that this event was originally scheduled for May.)



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