Schedule & Events

~ 2016 SCHEDULE AND EVENTS ~

SPECIAL EVENTS 2016:

DDoA Individual Artist Fellowship Reading with Maggie Rowe – April 3

Delaware Literary Reading Series:

     February 27 at Newark Arts Alliance, Newark

     April 9 at Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes

     June 17 at New Castle Court House Museum, Old New Castle

     October 9 at John Dickinson Plantation, Dover

RECURRING EVENTS:

1st Saturday of each month:  Writers Breakfast Meeting, Panera’s, Wilmington, De

1st Tuesday of each month: Open Mic, Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, De

2nd Monday of each month – Writing as Healing, Christiana Care Wellness Program, Newark, De

Calendar

January

Friday, January 15 – guest radio interview at WDDE, Delaware’s NPR station, to discuss the Delaware Division of the Art’s Fellowship program and other topics. The weekly spot called “The Green” (3:00 p.m. Fridays, 2:00 p.m. Sundays) is a radio magazine to discuss events, ideas, and issues important to Delaware listeners. The interview can be heard here.

Friday, January 15 – Create a Vision Board for 2106 workshop at Newark Arts Alliance. Under the guidance of Delaware artist Carol Mauer, this Girls Night Out series present a unique opportunity to gather with women, create art, and enjoy wine, cheese, and conversation…a grown-up playgroup for women ages 21 and over.

Delaware Fun A Day – “Fun-A-Day is a community-centric art project and show that happens in cities all over the country each year – including Delaware! Participants choose a project and produce one piece of artwork every day for an entire month. The resulting pieces create a narrative outlining each artist’s journey throughout the month.”

February

Saturday, Feb. 27 – Cape Henlopen Anthology Reading, Newark Arts Alliance, Newark,  DE

March

March 28 – April 11: Necessary Parts Online Course through Sisters in Crime Great Unpublished (Guppy) chapter

Thursday, March 31 – Cape Henlopen Anthology Reading, Wesley College,  Dover, De

April

April 3 (Sunday) – Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Reading, Maggie Rowe and Ramona DeFelice Long, at the Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek Park in Newark, Delaware, 1:00-3:00 p.m. For more information, see here.

April 7 – 9: The Write Stuff Conference, an annual writers’ conference presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Bethlehem, PA

Saturday,  April 9: Cape Henlopen Anthology Reading, Zwaanendael Museum,  Lewes, De

May

May 20 – 22: Pennwriters Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA

June

June 17 – Old New Castle County Courthouse Literary Reading, New Castle, De

~Fall-Winter 2015~

December – 3-week Artist residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts  See previous posts about spending time at an artist colony: Postcard from Writing Camp 1, Postcard from Writing Camp 2, Return to Writing Camp, Panic at the Artist Colony, SAD in the Studio.

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November 14 (Saturday) – An Evening With Smart Rhino Publications. Readings and book signings by Smart Rhino Publications authors. Hockessin Book Shelf, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. I’ll be reading an excerpt from “The Chances” as published in Someone Wicked.

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October 21 (Wednesday) – Guest at Sisters in Crime Guppy Online Q&A – I’ll be answering questions at the Guppies online list serve for 2 hours, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST.

October 19 (Monday) – NaNo Prep Workshop at Havre de Grace Public Library in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  This workshop will help prepare writers for a month of intense daily writing. Free, but registration is required here.

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October 18 (Sunday) – Teen Writing Workshop with Delaware Poet Laureate JoAnn Balingit and author/editor Ramona DeFelice Long, for students interested in participating in the 2016 Delaware Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. Dover Public Library, 2:00-4:00 p.m. This program is free, but call Katy Goff at the Dover Library  (302) 736-7030 to register.

September 27 (Sunday) – Just Write Writers Conference, Bel Air Branch of the Harford County Library,  Bel Air, MD. One day writing conference including workshops, panels, and manuscript critiques.

September 6- 20  – Master  Class in Story Arcs. This online course will be offered through Sisters in Crime Guppy Chapter.

~Summer 2015~

June 17 (Wednesday) – Guest interview at the Writers Who Kill blog’s continuing Welcome Wednesday series. I will discuss working with an editor, the process of putting together a story anthology, and a bit about my own writing.

July 1 – 31 (all month)Written Remains Writers Guild Summer Writing Challenge.

July 13 (Monday)Grant Writing for Authors – A FREE workshop sponsored by the Newark Arts Alliance to assist authors in writing the various parts necessary in grant and fellowship applications. Included will be writing author bios, project descriptions, and artist statements. TIME: 7:00-9:00 p.m.   LOCATION: 276 East Main Street, Newark    FEE: None, but registration is required. Call 302-266-7266.

July 27 – Guest post at the Insecure Writers Support Group blog on the Sprint Method of Writing.

August 9 – 23 – Necessary Parts – Online course for writers working on query letters, story summaries, and synopses. This course is sponsored by and open to members of Sisters in Crime’s New England chapter.

September 6- 20  – Master  Class in Story Arcs. This online course will be offered through Sisters in Crime Guppy Chapter.

 

~Winter, 2015~

January 24 (Saturday) — Workshop on Plotting and Structuring a Novel, sponsored by The Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA) from 9:00 a.m. – Noon in Seaford, Delaware at the Holiday Inn Express. The workshop will focus on the classic Three Act Structure. The workshop is $30 for ESWA members and $40 for non-members. Contact sweeneygf@aol.com to register or if you have any questions. There is limited attendance so please register early.

February 8-22 – Online workshop on Writing Strong Scenes, sponsored by Sisters in Crime New England Chapter.

February 21 – Talk on working with an independent editor for the Delaware Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

March 28 – Writers Project Runway, a 1-day writers conference sponsored by Pennwriters, Area 7. Leesburg, VA.

May 15-17 – Pennwriters Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Info to come.