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Events

Upcoming events

 

6/1/2024: Retro Day Event at Vintage Trading Post, Easton, MD

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in a Retro Day Event including an Author Meet & Greet and book signing of That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel at Vintage Trading Post on Sat. June 1, 2024 11am-2pm. Come check out the amazing currated vintage items at this shop at 29535 Dover Road, Easton, MD 21601. The event is open to the public. For info: 410-690-8697.

 

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6/5/2024: Author Talk and Book Signing at Willoughby Library, Willoughby, OH

I am thrilled to announce that I will be presenting "The Inspiration, Writing Process & Road to Publishing That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel" at the Willoughby Library on Wed. June 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. The event is open to the public.

 

6/8/2024: Author Talk and Book Signing at Mac's Backs Books at Coventry, Cleveland Hts, OH

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting an Author Talk and Book Signing event on Sat. June 8, 2024 from 5-6 pm at Mac's Backs Books. The event is open to the public.

 

6/25/2024: Author Talk and Book Signing at Carroll Lutheran Village, Westminster, MD

I will be presenting an Author Talk following by a book signing at Carroll Lutheran Village on Tues. June 25, 2024 at 3 pm. There will be a short talk "The Inspiration, Writing Process & Historical Research Behind That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel." This event is only open to Carroll Lutheran Village residents.

 

6/27/2024: Author Showcase at Jacksonville Senior Center, Phoenix, MD

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in an Author Showcase at the Jacksonville Senior Center located at 3605 Sweet Air Rd, Phoenix, MD 21131. There will be a short talk and reading by each author. The event is open to the public.

 

8/4/2024: Book Signing event at Book Love Bookstore, Plymouth, MA

I am thrilled to announce that I will be signing books at Book Love Bookstore in Plymouth, MA from 1pm - 3pm on Sun. August 4, 2024. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is open to the public and will be held in conjunction with a Beer Garden event - drink beer and buy books!

 

8/22/2024: Author Talk and Book Signing at Rudolph Girls Bookstore, Westminster, MD

I am thrilled to announce that jazz musician Henry Reiff and I will be in discussion about "The Music Behind That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel" at Rudolph Girls Bookstore on Thursday, August 22, 2024. Rudolph Girls Bookstore is located at 19 Liberty St Ste 3, Westminster, MD 21157. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is open to the public.

 

9/21/2024: Presentation at Maryland Writers' Association Frederick Chapter Meeting, Frederick, MD

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting a workshop for the Frederick Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association on September 21, 2024 at 1pm. My topic is "A Road to Traditional Fiction & Nonfiction Publishing: One Author's Journey." Stay tuned for additional details.

 

 

Recurring monthly: Teen Writing Club, Maryland Writers Association, Westminster, MD (Club meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Westminster Branch of the Carroll County Public Library)

I am proud to facilitate this group of Carroll County teens in a monthly Teen Writing Club, where we journal, discuss writing issues, practice writing craft, and share our work. If you know a teenager interested in writing and would like more information, contact me at jean@jeanburgessauthor.com.

 

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Recent past events:

5/15/2024: [To be rescheduled] Presentation at Maryland Writers' Association Annapolis Chapter Meeting, Annapolis, MD

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting a workshop for the Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association on May 15, 2024. My topic is "Five Theatre Techniques That May Enhance Your Fiction Writing." The meeting will take place at the Maryland Hall in Annapolis, MD. Guests are welcome to attend. For more info contact annapolispresident@marylandwriters.org.

 

5/11/2024: Book Signing event at Bloomin ArtFest, Reisterstown, MD

I was a vendor at the Bloomin ArtFest on May 11, 2024 from 10 am - 5 pm.

 

4/25/2024: Author Talk and Book Signing at Dorchester County Historical Society, Cambridge, MD

I presented "Historical Research Approaches in Writing Period Fiction: Strategies Used in That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel" at the DCHS on April 25, 2024 at 7pm.

 

4/29/2024: Author Talk and Book Signing at Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, PA

I presented "The Inspiration, Writing Process & Historical Research Behind That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel" at Cross Keys Village on Wed. April 29, 2024 at 11 am.

 

4/16/2024: Launch Party and Book Signing at Exploration Commons, Westminster, MD

We celebrated the launch of That Summer She Found Her Voice: A Retro Novel at Exploration Commons on Tues. April 16, 2024 from 6:30-7:30pm.

 

1/31/2024: Presenting at Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, PA

I presented a workshop for the Villagers at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford on January 31, 2024. My topic was "A Road to Traditional Fiction and Nonfiction Publishing: One Author's Journey."

 

1/18/2024: Presenting at Maryland Writers' Association Howard County Chapter Meeting, Howard County, MD

I presented a workshop for the Howard County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association on January 18, 2024. My topic was "Five Theatre Techniques That May Enhance Your Fiction Writing."

 

11/15/2023: Presenting at Maryland Writers' Association Charles County Chapter Meeting, Charles County, MD

I presented a new workshop for the Charles County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association on November 15, 2023. My topic was "Five Theatre Techniques That May Enhance Your Fiction Writing."

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11/1/2023: Awards ceremony for Light of Carroll/Carroll County Public Library, Finksburg, MD

I was nominated for the Light of Carroll literacy award presented by the Carroll County Public Library. The awards recognize the work of individuals, groups, and businesses in promoting and supporting the power of literacy through acts of kindness, courage, selflessness, or education in the Carroll County community. 

 

10/14/2023: Presenting at Maryland Writers' Association Brain to Bookshelf Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD

I presented at the Maryland Writer's Association's annual conference on October 14-15, 2023. My topic was "Tips to Take Your Author Reading From Drab to Dynamic."

 

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7/8/2023: Carroll Chapter of Maryland Writers Association, Finksburg, Maryland

I presented a talk entitled "A Road to Traditional Fiction and Nonfiction Publishing: One Author's Journey" to the members of this chapter. Participants engaged in exercises as well as heard the speaker's own successes and failures as a strategy for developing their own roadmap, should they choose traditional publishing.

 

 

3/4/2023: Eastern Shore Writers Association's Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference, Wye Mills, MD

I presented a workshop entitled "Keys to Successful Nonfiction Publishing: How I Did It and How You Can Too" at the annual conference, known for its excellence in industry workshops and networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Availability:

I'm available for author talks, presentations, and writing workshops for book clubs, organizations, schools, and senior centers. Please feel free to use the form on the Contact Page to initiate your request.