Members link page

In this page you will see the links to members pages/interest and also a few that will help us be creative.


Discounts at La Villa

La Villa is currently partnered with Groupon Plus to give 10% cash back on purchases. To take advantage of this, sign up with Groupon and then for Groupon Plus (both free) and link your credit card to it.

When you are logged in to the Groupon website, click on your name and select “account.” That will take you to a page with tabs. Click on “My Groupon + Deals” and link your card. Use that card to pay at La Villa, and you’ll get a rebate – 20% the first time and 10% after that.

From Ken Weiss, posted 1/12/19

Notes from the Maryland Writers Association Newsletter


Pen in Hand is the official literary journal of the Maryland Writers’ Association, edited by Dr. Tapendu Basu. It is published biannually in January and July and distributed online. Printed copies are also made available. Members are asked to submit poetry, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, nonfiction  (including erudite reflection on current events), and artwork. Send submissions to peninhand@marylandwriters.orgThe deadline for the July 2019 issue is May 31, 2019.

All submissions are subject to the editor’s discretion (i.e., not all submissions will be published). He will edit, organize and prepare the content and arrange for a cover design. Submissions must be emailed; no hard copies will be accepted. Please include a brief bio (75 words maximum). All photos must be formatted as follows: jpeg or png, max. 300 dpi, black and white. Photos may be resized for publication at the editor’s discretion. Title, medium, date, and artist name must be included in all submissions. Please include a brief artist bio (75 words maximum) and an artist statement describing the work (500 words maximum).

The print edition of the current and past issues of Pen in Hand is available on Amazon and other online bookstores. The retail price is $7; MWA President Eileen McIntire suggests chapters use it for prizes and to sell at MWA events for $5. Contact or your chapter officers for copies to use at MWA events.

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland
(Parking off Oxford Road)

Local authors writing fiction in all styles and categories are invited to read selections of their work. Sign up for a five to eight-minute segment at 1:45 pm. Event continues the third Sunday of each month. Author Roger Bradbury and poet Kristin Ferragut host. For further details contact Roger at

WHY DO I WRITE? By Barbara Hurwitz

Why do I write? For the joy of creation, the journey and the delight in watching my characters grow.

The skinny dud in 1967. Many pounds lighter.

Site owner: Mario Salazar for the Gaithersburg Creative Writers Group


He writes for:

Metalsmith and glass art site:


Larry Hodges

Larry Hodges links:

Larry Hodges writing home page

Larry Hodges bibliography

Frank Raj is a new member as of 6-2017. He just published his new book of poetry. See video.


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