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Prince Georges County June Mtg - Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Nonfiction Writing

June 13, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You must register with the Chapter President to attend this presentation.  To register, please email [email protected]  by June 12th.  

Although many people write research papers, reports, or essays in high school and college, nonfiction writers have the challenge of telling fact-based narratives that still ought to be vivid and engaging in order to entice people to read them. Valarie R. Austin will offer insights about the nonfiction genre including the forms of nonfiction writing namely Narrative, Persuasive and Descriptive as well determining the audience and conducting research. Join the author to explore the truth versus fiction of writing non-fiction stories.

Ms. Austin is the author of The Student’s Comprehensive Guide for College & Other Life Lessons. Her book helps high school/college bound students navigate selecting careers, investigating colleges and majors, and preparing for the financial requirements of attending college. Valarie has unique insights into choosing a career and graduating from college.  Upon her graduation from the United States Military Academy, she travelled across the globe as a military officer. Additionally, she graduated and acquired college degrees from four different schools. Retiring as a lieutenant colonel, Valarie is currently a resident of Maryland and an accomplished speaker who conducts Career & College Readiness Workshops. She also is the Member-At-Large for the Maryland Writers’ Association and a member of Toastmasters International.

You must register with the Chapter President to attend this presentation.  To register, please email [email protected]  by June 12th. 

The Prince George’s Maryland Writer’s Association (MWA) Chapter normally meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at the South Bowie Library. However, we are meeting via Zoom during this Pandemic Crisis until further notice.