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The Week Ahead: Baltimore Writing Education: June 30 – July 6

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Many Baltimore area writing groups are taking a summer break from monthly meetings. This week’s events are reader-driven. If you’re new to writing, take time to visit and listen to other writers. You’ll learn something from their experiences.

July 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – The Ivy Bookshop hosts poet and memoirist Rita Zoey Chin. She’ll present a talk on Let the Tornado Come, her new book which was released on June 24, 2014. The tickets are free but the store asks that attendees RSVP on the store website. Seating is limited. The Ivy Bookshop is located at 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, 21209.

July 3, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Author Anand Pandian will discuss his book Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India at The Ivy Bookshop Attendees should RSVP on the store website. Tickets are free but seating is limited. The Ivy Bookshop is located at 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, 21209. NPR’s Scott Simon interviewed Mr. Pandian in April about his book.

Books will be on sale at both events. Authors Chin and Pandian are available to sign their books after the presentations.

Upcoming area writers conferences, conventions and related events:

Shore Leave 36: August 1-3, 2014. A science fiction conference. For full details, check the official website.

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity: October 10-12, 2014. This is the second year for this literary convention.

NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference: October 17-18, 2014. New Jersey Romance Writers celebrate their 30th annual conference. Registration and other details are on their website.

Baltimore Writers’ Conference: November 15, 2014. For more information, check the conference site.

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