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Gearing Up for the 2nd Annual The Write Women Book Fest

We're going virtual! 
Monday, September 21 - Saturday, September 26, 2020 
A mix of live and prerecorded activities for a variety of interests, plus 100 free swag bags filled with T-shirts, books, and other bookish items for curbside pickup from Marietta House in Glenn Dale, Maryland on Saturday 9/26 to preselected and notified recipients. Distribution is on a first come, first served basis. Register here:

While BEA successfully took their annual celebratory publishing industry extravaganza online last month, and the National Book Fest plans to do the same this September, a modified version of the second annual The Write Women Book Fest is still on for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at lovely historic Marietta House in Glenn Dale, Maryland. [6/23/2020 update] Prince George's County Parks and Planning has decided to suspend on-site activities until at least this October, which means TWWBF2020 is going 100% virtual. We're also expanding our online content and remote access to offer a dynamic virtual TWWBF experience with a schedule of engaging events Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25.

And what's an event without a commemorative t-shirt?
Last year only five TWWBF2019 shirts were made as souvenir gifts for the founder and the four other members of the planning team. Providing a shirt to each volunteer is the goal for this year. The eight examples shown are the results of my experiments as distractions from the news coverage of social upheaval during the past weekend. If more overstock shirts are available in deep purple, then variations of sparkle (environmental impact of glittery fabric paint?) and black letters become first choice for easy visibility. In number two the first W is the actual letter and the second is an upside-down M, which is narrower at the top with one less serif, requiring less ink to trace it than the actual letter W. Shirts six and eight with the felt letters look more professional and (not surprisingly) are the most expensive and labor intensive due to purchasing the letters, then sewing them into place. Thankfully, those letters are adhesive. Final decisions contingent upon the colors, quantities, and sizes of available overstock cotton and cotton blend shirts.

Are you a female author, female artisan, a booklover and/or curious human being who respects the equal intrinsic value of all other humans regardless of superficial traits? You're invited to join us online for the second annual The Write Women Book Fest Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25, and on Saturday, September 26th at Marietta House in Glenn Dale, Maryland. 


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