Upcoming Events Listed Soon

Loading Events
Find Events

Past Events

Events List Navigation

June 2014
$100

Writing Seminar: Transformation

June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Writer's Center,
4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
+ Google Map

Transformation and the Voice of the Authentic Self  In many lives, loss or trauma ignites transformation. Often, courage is summoned, enabling the false self to become the real self. The surrender may feel radical. Chronicling initiatory events promotes understanding and ultimately, healing. In this workshop, you learn to document your personal journey, giving voice to revelatory experience. You develop creativity and imagination with encouragement and by inspiration. Arrive with a work in process or begin anew. All levels welcome. Class…

Find out more »
FREE

Write & Publish Stories

June 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Easton Library, Easton, MD,
100 W. Dover St. Easton, 21601 United States
+ Google Map

Library Lecture Write and Publish Stories for Magazines, Newspapers and the Web June 2, 2014; 6:00pm Learn journalistic techniques including angles, research and interviewing, as well as tone, character and elements of description, to write first-rate articles for magazines, newspapers and the web. Tricks of the trade are taught by Amy Abrams, a former publishing executive, now a professional freelance writer, with over 200 stories published in prominent publications including The Wall Street Journal, Art in America and Village Voice…

Find out more »
May 2014
$100

Workshop: The Hero’s Voyage

May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Writer's Center,
4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
+ Google Map

WRITING WORKSHOP: The most important element of your short story, novel or personal essay is a compelling protagonist. In this seminar, you learn how to create a sympathetic and strong character. You discover how to make all your characters come alive. We’ll also discuss plot, tension, tone, dialog and point of view. You receive feedback on your work, as well as advice and insider tips about publishing. All levels welcome. Class size limited to 15.

Find out more »
April 2014

Lecture: Set Yourself Free through Creativity

April 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Howard County Library Miller Branch,
9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, 21042 United States
+ Google Map

Workshop with Amy Abrams. Release your creative spirit through writing. Are you thinking of writing a story that’s in your head—or in your past? Have you written before and seek inspiration to continue? Spark your creativity, increase your confidence and learn insider tips of the trade from a widely-published journalist and author. Creative writing is a fulfilling and fun means of self-expression. Attendees also will learn how to market and publish their work. Free.

Find out more »

Writing Workshop–First Draft Hell: Edits Make Heaven

April 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Writer's Center,
4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
+ Google Map

Workshop by Amy Abrams. In this fiction seminar, you learn to write powerful first drafts, then delete and tweak for publishable narratives. By allowing abandon on initial manuscripts, you protect the raw potency of your work. It’s tricky editing your own writing; no wonder you want to beeline for the fridge and surf the web. So, you’ll learn tools to sift your story down to size. The seminar also shows you how to clarify and refine key components including dialog, setting…

Find out more »
Free

Lecture: The Myth of the Hero and the Truth of America

April 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Easton Library, Easton, MD,
100 W. Dover St. Easton, 21601 United States
+ Google Map

Amy Abrams discusses her new book release, Schenck in the 21st Century—The Myth of the Hero and the Truth of America, a 212-page coffee table book which won the 2013 US Literary Award for Fine Arts, spotlighting societal expectations dictated by the iconic cowboy, as well as myths defining America and the American Dream.  

Find out more »
March 2014

Workshop: Nail the Short Story to Write First-rate Fiction

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Writer's Center,
4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
+ Google Map

Workshop with Amy Abrams. Most novelists master the art of fiction by writing short stories. In this seminar, we explore creating the arc of your main protagonist, choosing the best point of view, writing authentic dialog, enhancing story through setting and determining tone. Moreover, we see that these components work together creating a cohesive whole. This powerful dynamic, fused from the sum of all parts, is the essence of a winning short story and the essential tool you need for a…

Find out more »

Book Signing and Reading at The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD.

March 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Writer's Center,
4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
+ Google Map

Meet the Author: Amy Abrams. Her two new book releases are showcased: Schenck in the 21st Century-The Myth of the Hero and the Truth of America (a 220-page coffee table book about Pop artist Bill Schenck), winner of the 2013 Literary Award for Fine Art, and her debut novel, The Cage and The Key.

Find out more »
Free

Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture

March 3, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Michaels Library,
Carpenter Alley St. Michaels, 21663
+ Google Map

Publish Now: Write for Magazines, Newspapers and Websites

Find out more »
December 20132013
Free

Book Signing

December 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
News Center,
218 N. Washington Street Easton, MD 21601 United States
+ Google Map

At The News Center in Easton Making your holiday gift list? Visit Hallmark card shop, independent book store and unique gift shop, News Center in Easton, Maryland, and cross items off your holiday To Do list. Meet Amy and purchase signed books as special gifts for friends and family.

Find out more »