MWA MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER & SINC CHESAPEAKE CHAPTER
Do you need to put in some quality writing time on your latest story or
book? Looking for a chance to start something new? Interested in trying
out this writing thing? Then join your fellow SinC and MWA members and
start typing away.
And if you've never been to a writing marathon, just bring your laptop
or your yellow legal pad and your muse. We'll provide tables, chairs,
and a quiet space for you to work. We're also planning a few optional
breakout sessions for those who are interested.
The whole idea of a writing marathon is for a group of writers to gather
together to write--independently, but encouraged by each other. We'll
provide writing prompts for anyone who wants to try them, but they're
optional. If you already have something to work on, then bring that and
all of your ideas.
*And the best part--*IT'S FREE*! (*Though you'll have to provide your
own snacks and beverages*.)*
Chapter member Josh Pachter has arranged to host this writing marathon
at NOVA's Loudoun Campus. The address is:
*21200 Campus Drive*
*HEC Building, Room 204*
*Sterling, VA 20164*
*(Older GPS units may not show Campus Drive. If you have that problem,
use 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway. See more detailed directions below.)*
The marathon room will be open from 9 am to 5 pm, and you're welcome to
come for the whole day or just a few hours. It has a number of power
outlets, but we'd love for as many people as possible to bring power
strips, to make sure we can all plug in. And there is free wifi on
campus. It’s okay to eat and drink in the room, but please be prepared
to clean up after yourself. Josh will provide a hot water heater and a
coffee maker, *but it's BYO mug, teabag, ground coffee and any snacks
you need to feed the muse*. In addition to the big room, there are two
smaller conference rooms for people who want more quiet--or for a small
group that might want to help each other brainstorm.
When lunchtime comes, you can try the campus cafeteria or one of the
many nearby off-campus options. The wide variety of lunch options are
right across Rt. 7 (Panera, 5 Guys, a Mexican restaurant, Wendy’s, a
Mongolian BBQ place, a steakhouse chain, Friendly’s), and within a
two-minute drive there are dozens of other options (Santini’s deli,
Chinese, Irish pub, Lebanese, Wing Stop, pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, and the
hits just keep on coming.)
We have space for a large number of writers, but if we get an
overwhelming response, participation will be first come/first served. So
to make sure we have a place for you, please RSVP to our secretary,
Becky Hutchison: *bookgaia [at] comcast [dot] net *and indicate whether
you plan to come for the morning, the afternoon, or both. If you'd like
to volunteer to help with setup or cleanup, please notify Becky.
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