In addition to hosting this live online meeting, we will also record it and post the link in the next month’s issue of The eQuill newsletter.


May 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EasternOnline (please add yourself to our mailing list to receive the email with the online meeting link:


1:00-1:30 Bonus open forum: all-things-writing Q&A with AWC Executive Director George Weinstein


1:30-1:45 AWC announcements and upcoming events


1:45-2:45 Scott Thomas Outlar (author and poet): Writing poetry

Scott Thomas Outlar lives and writes in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He guest-edited the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Western Voices editions of Setu Mag. Selections of his poetry have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Bengali, Dutch, French, Italian, Kurdish, Malayalam, Persian, Serbian, and Spanish.
He has been a weekly contributor for the Dissident Voice newsletter since 2014. His sixth book, Of Sand and Sugar, was released in 2019. His podcast, Songs of Selah, airs weekly on 17Numa Radio and features interviews with contemporary poets, artists, musicians, and health advocates. More about Outlar’s work can be found at
On May 15th, Scott will provide insights about how to break into poetry writing, how to know which work is “good,” the poetry community, having your work published in a variety of outlets.
3:00-4:00 Jorjeana Marie (script writer, actress, comedian): Script writing and dialogue

In her book Improv for Writers, award-winning actress, comedian, and writer Jorjeana Marie reveals a new way to generate idea after brilliant idea. Applying the rules of improv to fiction writing, Marie presents fun games and exercises you can do from the comfort of your desk – at home. Surprise yourself with new plots, infinite characters and settings, and a supreme confidence in your own process.

Jorjeana has also narrated numerous audiobooks, starred in the TV movie Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling, and performed as a stand-up comic. Her voice can be heard in such video games as Final FantasyCrackdown 2, and Star Guardians
On May 15th, she will provide guidance about writing scripts for TV and movies and writing dialogue.