Putting It Together with Vonnie Winslow Crist
Many writers have a cache of short stories, poems, and other writing that they have crafted and refined over the years. Eventually, thoughts of creating an anthology of these pieces may begin to arise. But how does a writer go about putting together an anothology of his or her own work? What organizational methods are there, and how do you know what to include and what to leave out?
At the June meeting of the Montgomery County Chapter of the MWA, get answers to these an many more questions with Putting It Together: How to put your collection of poems, stories, or essays together, presented by award-winning author Vonnie Winslow Crist.
Join us June 11, 2014, 7 to 9 p.m., at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, downstairs in the main building. Just follow the signs. The church is next to Gaithersburg High School. You can find directions to the church at http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2.
Sharing professional tips and personal experience, Vonnie will present practical strategies and a step-by-step plan on how to weave together a cohesive anthology of your writing. Topics include:
- Determining your readership and publication goals
- Ordering your writing
- Deciding whether you need to write additional selections
- What the publication journey entails
Bring pen, paper, and your questions!
About the Speaker
Vonnie Winslow Crist, MS Professional Writing, Towson University, is the author of The Enchanted Skean (novel), The Greener Forest (stories), Owl Light (stories), River of Stars (poems), Essential Fables (poems), Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales (children's), and several eBooks. Finalist for the 2014 Compton Crook Award and a Pushcart Nominee, Vonnie has received awards from Maryland State Arts Council, Pen Women, and L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future. Published in Canada, Australia, Finland, Spain, Italy, the UK, and the USA, Vonnie taught Poetry for MSAC's AiE Program for ten years. She's currently a staff writer at Harford's Heart Magazine and editor of The Gunpowder Review.