March 2023 Meeting: You may be brilliant, but you must be persistent

Please join the Riverside Writers Club on 11 March to hear Ginny Fite talk about persistence.

We meet at 1 pm eastern. This will be a hybrid meeting, with some members gathering at Salem Church Branch Library, and others joining via WebEx. Our meetings are open to the public, so please feel free to join us.

Here’s the link for the virtual meeting.

About the Topic:

We all know about the instant successes, the meteoric ride to a Number 1 Bestseller, the 7-figure advances. But that’s the anomaly. The real story is that persistence is the key ingredient to success as a writer. After all, Toni Morrison may have published her first novel at 40 but it took several more books before she landed a bestseller at age 57. Never give up.

About the Speaker

Award-winning journalist and writer Ginny Friedlander Fite is the author of seven published novels, a humorous book on aging, three collections of poetry, and a collection of short stories. A graduate of Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University, her 40-year career in communications included posts in journalism, higher education, government, and even media director for a robotics R&D company. She studied at the School for Women Healers and the Maryland Poetry Therapy Institute, completed the Novel Year program at the Writer’s Center, and participated in numerous poetry workshops with David St. John, Judson Jerome, Stanley Plumly, and Michael Cummings. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Gazette Newspapers, the Herald-Mail, the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Fluent Magazine, the Delmarva Review, Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, Heartwood Literary Magazine, Coffin Bell, WomenArts Quarterly, Masque and Spectacle, Frederick Magazine, the Arundel Observer, Spy Newspapers, and Temenos.

January 28, 2023

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