CBW FREE Presentation at Williamsburg Library

Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Schell Room, Williamsburg Library

515 Scotland Street

Please call Library to register: 757.259.4040 (Answered live, M-F, 10am-5pm)

TOPIC: How to Get Started as a Writer

Whether you're retired and ready to live your long deferred dream of becoming a writer or need to fit writing around school or your job and family, donít miss this free class sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Writers and Williamsburg Regional Library. This fast- moving and fun session will give you an overview of the writing life from thinking like a writer to publishing your work. Find out the four critical elements every successful story must include; discover techniques that will make your fiction and nonfiction stories come alive; and, learn the two critical skills required to create successful fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama. Donít miss this opportunity to get down-to-earth answers to all of your writing questions.


Instructor Description

Frank Milligan is author of the writing reference book: Time to Write: Discovering the Writer within after 50, published by Quill Driver Books, and winner of a 2009 Silver Award at the National Mature Media Awards. He has published and won awards for both fiction and non-fiction. He holds a bachelorís in psychology; a masterís in business and public administration; and a master of arts in writing (fiction) from the Johns Hopkins University. Frank teaches creative writing at Northern Virginia Community College, the College of William and Mary's Christopher Wren Association, and at various other venues. He is immediate past-president of Chesapeake Bay Writers.


Chesapeake Bay Writers Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Pilot House Inn and Restaurant, Rte 3, Topping, VA


Click Here to make reservations.


Speaker: Neal Steele, XTRA 99.1 FM Radio

Host of CBW's Second Monday Talk Radio show

Advance Reservations Required: TBA

On September 16th, CBW members and guests will have the opportunity to mingle with other writers and welcome our speaker, Neal Steele, the radio host of 99.1 FM.

Since 2008 Neal has provided a monthly opportunity for CBW authors with published books to be interviewed on the radio. This has been an effective way to introduce authors to the community via the airwaves.

Neal will speak on how to prepare for the radio interview, and how to use the exposure on radio media outlets to promote an authorís work.

The luncheon meeting will begin with a social hour at 11AM, followed by lunch at noon. More details coming in August.

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