Our October 14 "Second Saturday" lunch meeting is scheduled for Abbott’s on Broad Creek in Laurel. Mary Angela Baker, founding director of the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University, will discuss how Salisbury University is working to create a new destination for Eastern Shore writers at the Lighthouse Literary Guild.
The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees will be responsible for their own meal purchases. If you have published your work recently, feel free to bring a copy if you wish and share the good news with friends and colleagues.
The Lighthouse Literary Guild was founded with the goal of bringing together lifelong learners of all ages to enhance their writing skills. Through short courses, retreats and visiting scholars the Guild offers opportunities for the casual and serious writer. In addition, the Guild will promote the works of local writers through readings, book launches and social media.
Several ESWA members are already teaching workshops and short courses at the Guild in areas such as blogging, memoir writing, and fiction writing.
Mary Angela is an experienced leader in professional development, continuing education, outreach, and community engagement. She is the founding Director of Extended and Lifelong Learning at SU.
Her latest initiatives in addition to the Lighthouse Literary Guild include “Transformational Community Leadership” for young professionals and Girls Innovation Academy, a summer technology and leadership program for middle school girls.
With husband, Jack, and border collie, Mesa she spends her free time at the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore. She received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and MA in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.