Jamie Brown: “How NOT to Get Published”

November 9, 2013, at 11 a.m.
The Georgia House, 119 Main Street(off Rt. 113 – 25 miles from Salisbury, MD and 9 miles from Georgetown, DE), Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 934-6737
Broadkill Review Publisher Jamie Brown will share “How NOT to Get Published” with the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association on November 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the Georgia House located in Millsboro, DE. This event is open to the public; however, an RSVP to sweeneygf@aol.com or (410) 490-6357 is necessary for the lunch ($17). Mapquesting this location is strongly urged.

“I will happily regale the group with mistakes that people make with the presentation of their work, or with the subject of their work, or with the treatment of the subject of their work,” Jamie says, as well as “the most important things you can avoid as a writer sharing your work.” Referring to himself as a self-made editor, Jamie is ready to confess it all for the benefit of the writers attending November’s meeting. Learn how to delight editors and become their favorite by being the writer that makes their job easier rather than more difficult. Enjoy the funny side of other writers’ mistakes and get the tools to ensure fewer “We love your work BUT” letters hitting your mailbox. This presentation is sure to engage and improve writers of all ages and backgrounds. Don’t miss it.

Publisher, poet, professor, shopkeep, and founder of the John Milton Poetry Festival and Poetry Prize – all of these are inadequate to describe the range of Jamie Brown’s talent and experience. Former editor of several literary magazines and prize-winning playwright, Brown’s fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been widely published including such favorites as Freeholder and Other Poems and Conventional Heresies. He received his MFA from American University in 1987. He and his brother, the noted actor David Palmer Brown of New York, founded the Northwest Educational Workshop Theater (for Teens) in 1990, and Jamie also founded and coordinated two well-known Washington, D.C. poetry reading series as well as teaching an Advanced Fiction Workshop at Georgetown University and an introductory-level workshop in poetry, “Poetry: Form, Function and You” at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

An effective teacher, Jamie’s students are regularly published. He has read from his poetry and fiction at many impressive venues including the Writer’s Center in Montgomery County Maryland.

The Eastern Shore Writers’ Association (ESWA) holds monthly writing programs, sponsors the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, publishes The Delmarva Review, and supports Delmarva Public Radio’s “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition.” As a nonprofit organization, it supports writers and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information, see the ESWA website www.easternshorewriters.org, visit the ESWA blog at www.easternshorewritersassociation.wordpress.com, or email Gerald F. Sweeney, President, ESWA, at sweeneygf@aol.com. Those without computer access are welcome to contact Michelle Danelle Sebly at 410.490.6357.

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