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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

Writing and Media Consultants

The following instructors offer private, one-on-one consultation services.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Abrams

Amy Abrams is an award-winning author, widely-read journalist, literary journal editor (Delmarva Review), and former publishing executive at art magazines (Art & Antiques and Museum & Arts Washington). She has published over 200 articles in major magazines and newspapers including Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, Tribune Newspapers, and Village Voice Media. She has appeared on TV and radio programs including NPR, as well as lectured to university, museum, and writing conference audiences across America. Book releases include a novel, The Cage and The Key, and the coffee table art book, Schenck in the 21st Century: The Myth of the Hero and the Truth of America, which won the 2013 US Literary Award for Fine Arts. Most recently, as a communications consultant, her clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. Contact her.

Carolyn Clark

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Clark, Ph.D., is a devoted teacher and a personal trainer. Indebted to teachers at Cornell University, Brown University, and The Johns Hopkins University for degrees in Classics-related fields, she enjoys riding, writing woodlands lyric poetry, and finding mythology everywhere. Contact her.

 

 

 

 

 

   
Melanie Figg          

Melanie Figg

Writing Mentor & Creativity Coach
Melanie Figg (www.melaniefigg.net) has taught poetry to adult learners, children, college students, and prisoners for nearly 30 years. She has won many writing awards and fellowships and her poetry has been published in dozens of literary journals. Melanie also works 1-1 with people on their writing projects, and has 7 years of substantial experience as a career and personal coach. She works with all kinds of people looking to add more creative practices to their lives, write a new chapter after retirement, or achieve other results in their creative or personal lives. Contact her 
           

 

         

GINA HAGLER

Gina Hagler is a freelance nonfiction writer and published author who writes for children and adults. She has written books about science, technology, history, and business. Her work has received several awards. Gina also writes for a number of sites on topics ranging from health to the future of food. She teaches nonfiction and narrative nonfiction workshops at the Writer’s Center. She is a member of the ASJA. Contact Gina to act as your Nonfiction Coach.
             
Kathryn Johnson          

Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson has published 41 novels with major U.S. and international publishers. She is an inspiring speaker at national writers’ conferences and the founder of Write by You, a professional mentoring service for fiction writers who seek support in reaching their publication goals. Her most recent critically-acclaimed novel is The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare's The "Tempest"Contact her. 

Read Kathryn's article about writing historical fiction.

             
         

Sarah O'Halloran

Digital Marketing Specialist

Sarah O’Halloran (www.sarahohalloran.com) is an arts manager who works with individuals and organizations in areas including project management, marketing, and communications. These days every writer needs to build an online platform. But sometimes it's a daunting prospect: some writers are unsure of to build a personal brand, others feel uneasy about self-promotion, and some lack the necessary tech skills. Sarah works with writers interested in promoting their work online helping them to define their personal brand and communicate through social media, a personal website, a mailing list, or other channel. Sarah is an experienced teacher who welcomes tech novices and is happy to teach them about basic topics like setting up a social media account and writing great posts. Sarah also teaches more advanced topics like running a successful mailing list or blog. In addition to teaching writers Sarah also provides services like online marketing assessments, building new websites, and creating marketing content. Contact her.

             
Lynn Schwartz          

Lynn Schwartz

Lynn Auld Schwartz is a writer, story development editor, and has ghostwritten three books. Her plays and staged readings have been performed in Atlanta and NYC, including Lincoln Center. She founded the Temple Bar Literary Reading Series in NYC, has received two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and an Annie Literary Arts Award from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  Her stories have appeared in literary journals and she produces and directs the Page To Stage series, which offers regional writers the opportunity to perform their life stories. A graduate of The City College of New York, Columbia University, and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, Schwartz teaches fiction and memoir at St. John’s College and The Writer’s Center. More about her at:  www.writerswordhouse.com. Contact her. 

 

             
Marilyn Smith          

 Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith has a Ph.D. in Education Policy/Higher Education and an M.A. in Reading Education. She has taken numerous writing classes from The Writer’s Center, and has taught a wide variety of courses/workshops/seminars since 1969. Marilyn retired a few years ago and has recently published two books—her memoir and an anthology of medical memoirs. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Contact her.

 

Jenny Napolitano
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