Monday, March 26, 2012

Tanner on Technology, Tonight at Ukazoo

Technology, and its unending demand for our attention, may seem a black hole that threatens to suck up all of our time and energy. But technology can be an ally in our efforts to reach readers and other writers. What should a writer know about technology?

Ron Tanner, who knew nothing about technology 7 years ago and now runs his own online media company (, will share his insights and experience as a writer who struggled to learn and adapt to the demands of technology in the 21st century.

Ron Tanner's awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others. He has won fellowships from the Copernicus Society, Sewanee Writers Conference, and the National Park Service, to name a few, and his stories and essays have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including The Iowa Review, West Branch, and the Massachusetts Review. He is the author of A Bed of Nails (stories), Kiss Me Stranger (illustrated novel), and From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story (memoir). He teaches writing at Loyola University, and directs the Marshall Islands Story Project (

Directions to Ukazoo Books: To reach Ukazoo Books by car, take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) toward Towson. Take exit 27A for Dulaney Valley Rd/MD-146 S toward Towson. Dulaney Plaza will be on your right after approximately half a mile.

The event is free for Maryland Writers Association members or first time attendees, or $5 for the general public.

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