Wednesday, May 27, 2009



5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 31st

Eterna Cadencia

Honduras 5574 (near Fitz Roy)

Palermo Hollywood 

Join us on the sofas in the back room of the cafĂ© next to the Eterna Cadencia book store. Meet up with other writers to chat and/or trade or lend books! Book part optional, your presence is more than enlightening enough. If you bring a book or few, keep in mind that trading is perhaps a better alternative to lending when dealing with folks you don’t know, i.e. lend at your own risk and make sure your name is written inside so your lendee can keep track. Hope to see you there!


Have you published something exciting?  Won an award?  Been featured in the media?  Let us know your news!

Maya Frost has launched her new book, The New Global Student! From the website: “The New Global Student will show you how to completely avoid the angst and expense of the traditional college admissions game. Discover the creative and strategic alternatives guaranteed to prime students for their most thrilling and fulfilling opportunities.” Congratulations, Maya!

Donigan Merritt published a guest blog post about the Book Fair on Reading Group Guides. Check it out:

Sharon Haywood published her article, “Music’s New Bold and Bountiful” on Adios Barbie

Monday, May 4, 2009

Writers in BA on Radio Nacional Argentina!


Check out Writers in BA on Radio Nacional Argentina! Writers in Buenos Aires members Donigan Merritt, Sharon Haywood, and me (Maryann Ullmann) were interviewed today at the Feria del Libro for Radio Nacional’s English-language program for Radiodifusion al Exterior to air TOMORROW, MAY 5th at both 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. (probably in the second half of the show, 3:30 & 11:30). Listen on-line at: to hear your fellow expat writers ramble on and make fools of us all.

If any of you have websites or blogs that you have not yet added to the Writers in BA blog and you want me to add them, let me know ASAP as there will surely be some extra hits tomorrow after the interview airs…so don’t get missed just because you were wallowing in your slovenly self-pitying writers’ procrastination…speaking of which, I have *finally* launched my own website:, so if I can do it, believe me, you can do it.

Panel: “How to Form and Maintain a Writer’s Group”

Tuesday, May 5th, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
At the Feria del Libro, La Rural Exhibition Hall, by Plaza Italia in Palermo
Location: Sala A. Storni, White Pavilion
Participating: Amanda Fernandez, Katharine Jones, Tara Sullivan, Sharon Haywood, Ambi Alexander, and Maryann Ullmann
Description: Many writers strengthen their craft by participating in writing groups, which differ in structure from the local "Taller Literario" format. Members of Thursdays@Three, a writing group of seven English-speaking foreigners living in Buenos Aires, will discuss how to form and run a peer-led writing group, including guidelines for critique, group structure, membership, and group goals. (panel led in Spanish)

Writing Classes (in English)

Start May 7th and May 12th Eight week classes for those who write, and those who want to write, but need a jump start. Open to native and non-native English speakers alike. We’re so sure you’ll love these classes we invite you to try the first session of each class for free! Class titles listed below; check out our website for the details, and for free (weekly) writing exercises: And feel free to contact us with any questions:

The Craft of Writing

Meets Thursdays in Palermo Viejo
Eight week course starts May 7th

The Creative Path to Writing Better
Meets Tuesdays in Palermo Viejo
Eight week course starts May 12th