Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TWC Open Door & The Delmarva Review Reading

TWC Open Door & The Delmarva Review Reading

This Sunday, December 4, The Writer's Center will have a “double header,” with readings by poets Kathleen Ossip and W.M. Rivera at 2:00 p.m., followed by a 5:00 p.m. reading celebrating the publication of The Delmarva Review’s 4th Volume. 'Tis the season for great writing. For more information, read on.

TWC Open Door Reading, 2:00 p.m.:

Kathleen Ossip is the author of two books of poems, The Search Engine and The Cold War, and one chapbook, Cinephrastics. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, the Washington Post, Fence, The Believer, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches at The New School in New York, where she was a founding editor of LIT, and she's the poetry editor of Women's Studies Quarterly. She has received a fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as grants from Bread Loaf, the Ragdale Foundation, and Yaddo.

W.M. Rivera’s most recent poetry collection, Buried in the Mind’s Backyard, was published in 2011. His poems have been published in the Nation, Prairie Schooner, the Kenyon Review, the New Laurel Review, the California Quarterly, Gargoyle, The Ghazal Page (online), The Curator Magazine (online), The Broome Review, and Innisfree. His first book of poetry was published in 1960 titled The End of Legend’s String, illustrated by Mexican artist, José Luis Cuevas—drawer, engraver, and sculptor. Rivera’s academic and professional activities in agricultural development have taken him to more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

The Delmarva Review Reading, 5:00 p.m:

The Delmarva Review, a journal of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, is published by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, a nonprofit organization of writers across the tri-state region of the Delmarva Peninsula. Join us in celebrating publication of Volume 4. Six authors published in the new issue will read at The Writer’s Center at 5 pm Sunday, December 4. They are among 33 authors from seven states, the District of Columbia and the Ukraine whose original work is included in the 2011 edition. Copies of the Review are available from The Writer’s Center, the publication’s website at, and in a digital edition from Kindle on, for download to tablets, cell phones and other reading devices.

The readers are:

Margaret Adams is a Maine-born writer and former columnist for the Bangor Daily News. Her work has most recently appeared in Urbanite Magazine, Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine, and Down East Magazine. A graduate of Vassar College, she is studying nursing and public health at Johns Hopkins University. She is from Baltimore, MD.

Iain S. Baird is an award-winning memoirist and writer of short fiction and creative nonfiction. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he has had stories published in the Seven Hills Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Timber Creek Review, and Oracle. A memoir, Two Storms, was published in 2010. Iain is from Annapolis, MD and New Orleans, LA.

Linda Blaskey, winner of the 2008 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for her chapbook, Farm, was the recipient of a fellowship grant from the Delaware Division of Arts. Her short story, “The Haircut,” was dramatically produced by Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre. She is from Lincoln, DE.

Anne Colwell, whose first book, Believing Their Shadows, was published by Word Press in 2010, has published work in numerous literary reviews. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she received an Established Artist Award in Poetry and an emerging Artist Award in Fiction from the Delaware State Arts Council. Anne is assistant professor of English at University of Delaware. She is from Milton, DE.

Nan Fry is the author of a book of poems, Relearning the Dark. Her work appears in literary magazines, textbooks, and anthologies, including The Beastly Bride, published by Viking. She teaches at The Writer’s Center. Nan is from Cabin John, Maryland.

Margaret Rodenberg is a former computer industry executive. Her writing has won awards from Writers Digest Magazine, the San Francisco Writers Conference, James Rivers Writers Group, and Carve Magazine. She is currently writing a novel from Napoleon Bonaparte's point of view and blogs at: Margaret lives in Reston, VA.

We can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

C.M. Mayo Interviews Solveig Eggerz

C.M. Mayo Interviews Solveig Eggerz

As part of the series of occasional conversations with other writers, TWC workshop leader C.M. Mayo talks with Solveig Eggerz, TWC workshop leader and author of the fiercely poetic novel Seal Woman. Inspired by the Icelandic fairytale of the seal woman and the true story of some 300 German war widows brought to Iceland to marry and work on the remote farms, Seal Woman has been widely praised and translated into both Hebrew and Icelandic. The conversation ranges from the author's unusual background (from Iceland to England to Germany to Alexandria, Virginia), Iceland's book culture, fairytales, advice for writers, and more. Visit Solveig Eggerz at