I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. ~ Oscar Wilde
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. ~ Thomas Mann
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams
Without craft, art remains private. Without art, craft is merely hackwork. ~ Joyce Carol Oates
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~ Arthur Polotnik
2nd Quarter 2013
It is with sadness that the group says good-bye to John C. Kelly, a valued BWW participant, as he leaves to travel and focus on his photography. We all wish him well.
Congratulations to Jane C. Elkin who is featured in Maryland Writer's Association Pen In Hand newsletter. (April 2013)
Congratulations to Iain S. Baird, who will be reading his 2013 Pushcart nominated story, The One-Upper, and Jane C. Elkin, who will be reading her story, My Brother's Keeper, in a local Page to Stage event directed by Lynn Schwartz, as part of the Compass Rose Theater's New Play Festival. The reading will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 19, at Compass Rose Theater's new location at 49 Spa Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.(April 2013)
Congratulations to Hank Pugh whose short story The Eye of the Bison will appear in the premier issue of Green Briar Review scheduled for release in the winter of 2013. (April 2013)
Congratulations to Jane C. Elkin who received Honorable Mentions for two of her poems, Mother Nature's Last Fling and Demolition Day for Laura, which appear in the Winter 2013 issue of the Third Wednesday literary journal. (April 2013)
Congratulations to Patsy Helmetag whose short story, Fear and Love, has been accepted for publication in the anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s, due for release in August 2013. (April 2013)
First Quarter 2013
Congratulations to Simon Ward who was chosen to participate in the Jenny McKean Moore Community Workshop at George Washington University. (Feb 2013)
Congratulations to W.W. Broadneck, an alias used to pen BWW's first-to-be-published collaborative piece. Ochlockochopicola, is scheduled to appear in the Fall issue of Trajectory. Contributing BWW members include: Iain S. Baird, Shaun Taylor Bevins, John Clark, J.C. Elkin, Pasty Helmetag, John C. Kelly, and Jeanne Slawson.
Congratulations to Jeanne Slawson whose coming of age memoir is now available in print on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and BookLocker. (Feb 2013)
Congratulations to Iain S. Baird whose short story The One Upper has been nominated for a 2013 Pushcart by the Seven Hills Review. (Jan 2013)
Congratulations to Shaun Taylor Bevins whose short story I Will Survive was accepted to appear in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays. The SINC Anthology is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2014. (Jan 2013)
Congratulations to Jane C. Elkin. Her poem, When the Whistle Blew, was accepted for publication in Piscataqua Poems, a publication of the River Run Bookstore located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Jan 2013)
Jane also attended the Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway in Southern New Jersey. The three day workshop was sponsored by Murphy Writing Seminars. She described the course as productive and instructive.
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