Free and open to the public, the Writer’s Association hosts monthly meetings (excluding July and August), on the second Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meetings rotate between locations around the Delmarva Peninsula, as a convenience to members and public alike. Informal in atmosphere, the programs cover topics of interest and value to writers, as well as public readings. Topics are presented by professionals in the business, including published authors, magazine editors, and television and radio personalities, as well as entertainers local to the Eastern Shore. An optional lunch follows the presentations, allowing time for networking among writers, speakers, and guests.
Sat, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: The first meeting of the winter season will take place at the Milford Pizza Palace, 556 South Dupont Blvd. in Milford, DE. The speaker, Justin Temple will speak on marketing through social media, Facebook, etc.
Sat, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. : “Open Mic – Holiday Readings” an annual public reading of prose and poetry, will take place at Scossa’s Restaurant at 8 North Washington, Easton, MD. “Members are invited to join in the festivities by providing a five-minute reading from their work during the Open Mic portion of the meeting. Those reading will sign up at the door. Non-members are encouraged to join in the fun.”
It would be helpful if prospective readers could time their reading in advance, keeping to the five-minute time period.
Sat, Jan. 14, 2012, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. : January’s get-together, held in the depths of winter, a time to reconnect after the holidays, location and speaker TBD.
Sat, Feb. 11, 2012 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. : February, the time of light without heat, come celebrate the close of winter’s cold with the Writer’s Association and enjoy refreshments and community at the same time. Location and speaker TBD.
The Eastern Shore Writer’s Association also sponsors the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference which will take place on February 25th at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills, MD. Issue #4 of the The Delmarva Review, a literary journal also sponsored by The Eastern Shore Writers Association is currently available at bookstores in the area or may be ordered from the Association’s website, www.easternshorewriteers.org. As a nonprofit organization, The Eastern Shore Writers Association supports writers and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information, see the ESWA website www.easternshorewriters.org, or write Hal Wilson, President, ESWA, P.O. Box 1773, Easton, MD 21601.