Monthly Archives: January 2012

January Meeting – New date and location

Join us at UKAZOO BOOKS on MONDAY, JANUARY 30 from 7-8:30pm for a fabulous “write-in” with Shirley Brewer

Shirley’s write-fests are always creative, different, and most of all, FUN! All you need is writing implement, paper, and willingness to have a great time.

Shirley J. Brewer (Baltimore, MD) is a poet, educator, and workshop facilitator. Shirley won First, Second, and Third Prizes in the Maryland Writers’ Association 2010 Short Works Contest for Poetry, and First Prize in 2004. Shirley received an Honorable Mention in Passager’s Poetry Contest in 2005 and again in 2009. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009 by Manorborn. Publication credits include: Cortland Review, Pearl, Comstock Review, Loch Raven Review, HazMat Review, Edison Literary Review, Free Lunch, Manorborn, Calyx, Passager, Verse Wisconsin, Little Patuxent Review, and other journals. Her first poetry collection, A Little Breast Music, was published in 2008 by Passager Books (Baltimore). Shirley accessorizes freely.

M.A. Creative Writing/Publishing Arts, University of Baltimore, 2005.

Prior to graduation, Shirley received the first Creative Writing Award for Excellence in Plorking.

PLORK = Play + Work, and is the keystone of the Creative Writing program at UB. Shirley has developed Plorkshops to help individuals awaken their creative genies.

Ukazoo Books is located in the Dulaney Plaza on Dulaney Valley Road at Fairmount Avenue in Towson, Maryland, across from the Towson Town Center. They are located above Record & Tape Traders.


November meeting notes

To Self-Publish, or Not to Self-Publish
I’ve now FINALLY attached the Powerpoint presentation from the November meeting (sorry, holidays always overwhelm me.)

I will give anyone who is interested the list of websites for paid and unpaid advertising of your self-published or traditionally published works. I don’t feel comfortable placing that list where anyone can google and find it; I’d rather have this be an MWA benefit.

So please email me at and I will mail you the list.