Big News: Our Experimental Year One Annual

Hey Everyone,

We’re in denial about summer coming to a close, so we’re postponing it! Or, at least we’re postponing the closing of our Annual submissions. We’re extending the deadline to our September Reading, Tuesday, September 8! If you didn’t get a packet yet, you still can. We’ll use our Facebook page to tell you what literary events you can catch us at to either pick up or submit your packet, so stay tuned. If you have any questions, or want to mail the packet instead, email us at writersandwords@gmail.com.

See you in September!
Michelle

Writers & Words

Dear Baltimore,

When I started Writers & Words last October, it was [briefly] known as Whiskey & Words, it wasn’t a series—just a half-thought through event to get something literary in my life, and it made me quickly realize that I was in over my head.

I subsequently enlisted the help of two friends—one to read and one to be the emcee because I suddenly remembered that I’m an introvert who struggles to speak in front of crowds—and approached two others with held breath and asked if they would read for us.

Steven Leyva Steven Leyva, Whiskey & Words, October 8, 2014

I am thankful to God that they all said yes! (exclamation point included.)

That first reading was a shot in the dark—quite literally for those who remember—but you showed up and it was clear that it was only the beginning of something bigger.

Since then, Mike and I have spent…

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