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MWA Baltimore Chapter Monthly Meeting

May 18, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204

 The Guest Speaker for the May Meeting is the ONE and ONLY Jonathon Scott Fuqua
Who writes:"As for what I will talk about, I will talk about writing, the process of my writing, my specific story about getting published and staying published and exploring all sorts of varied mediums of writing, (children's books, contemporary fiction, YA books, graphic novels, illustrated novels, etc…."

Mini Bio

                  J. Scott Fuqua is the author of four multi award-winning young adult novels (The Reappearance of Sam Webber, Darby, The Willoughby Spit Wonder, King of the Pygmies). He has also written two highly acclaimed literary novels (In the Wake of the Boatman, Gone and Back Again) and the award-winning graphic novel In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe. Spring saw the publication of the multimedia project Medusa’s Daughter, which is coming out as a novel, graphic novel, and graphic novella. He wrote and storyboarded the work. He’s penned and illustrated two books on the history of architecture and a children’s book on the history of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. For elementary students, he wrote the award winning graphic chapter book Catie and Josephine and illustrated The Synagogue Speaks. His  recent children’s book, Calvert the Raven in the Battle of Baltimore, was the Library of Congress National Book Festival Selection for Maryland as well as Maryland’s Center for the Book’s 2013 Selection for kids. Calvert the Raven has been written into the Maryland State elementary school social studies curriculum and Fuqua was a speaker at the Middle States Council for Social Studies in February.

                  Last fall (2014) Fuqua had two books come out, both of which he wrote and illustrated. The Mighty MT, for elementary and middle school readers, is a graphic chapterbook. Meanwhile, a YA novel called The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel, has finally arrived on the shelf.

                  Scott writes living history plays for the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society, two of which were honored at the National Theatre in Washington DC last spring. He has won three Maryland State Arts Council writing awards and teaches writing and illustration as the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is a creative at Himmelrich Public Relations firm.