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2020. Ujamaa Book Festival. 11:00am-5:00pm. Brings authors and readers together to celebrate the written word of the literary profession. The festival features new, emerging, and nationally recognized authors. Hosted Harambee Books & Artworks. Open to the PUBLIC / Free Admission. LINK

September 25th 2019. Your Creative Career: Fix the Top 10 Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP as space is limited. It’s sponsored by the Silver Spring Writers Group. I will be teaching and facilitating this 2-hour workshop.

July 13, 2019. Chesapeake Writing Workshop. I attended this full day even in Arlington, VA as a participant. Learn more about it here

June 26, 2 019. Creating a Writing Routine That Works As Hard As You Do. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP as space is limited. It’s sponsored by the Silver Spring Writers Group. I will be teaching and facilitating this 2-hour workshop.

May 18, 2019. Gaithersburg Book Festival. Gaithersburg City Hall. A Celebration of Books, Writers, and Literary Excellence. I attended and made some great connections! Learn about this festival here  LINK

October 24th 2018. Building Your Author Platform: Part 4: Easy Self Promotion: Business Cards, Writing Samples, & Networking. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP as space is limited. It’s sponsored by the Silver Spring Writers Group. I will be teaching and facilitating this 2-hour workshop.

September 28-30, 2018. 11am-7pm. Baltimore Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a thoughtfully curated food, craft beer, and wine program. I’ll be there as a participant on Friday September 28, spending most of my time at the Romance Writers of America and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America stages.

September 26, 2018. Building Your Author Platform: Part 3: Author Website Development, Copy writing & Repurposing Content. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP as space is limited. It’s sponsored by the Silver Spring Writers Group. I will be teaching and facilitating this 2-hour workshop.

August 22, 2018. Building Your Author Platform: Part 2: Connecting with Readers: Goodreads, Book clubs, and Conferences. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP as space is limited. It’s sponsored by the Silver Spring Writers Group. I will be teaching and facilitating this 2-hour workshop.

August 2-4 2018. #OutWrite2019 at The DC Center

OutWrite is a nonprofit festival celebrating LGBT Literature at the Reeves Center, centrally located on U Street NW and home to the The DC Center for the LGBT Community. The 2019 festival kicks off with a launch event the evening of Friday, August 2nd.  Saturday, August 3rd is our full day of readings, panels, exhibitors and book sales. Workshops for writers will be held on Sunday, August 4th. I’ll be there as a participant on August 4th. In 2018, OutWrite welcomed more than ninety LGBTQ authors as readers and panelists, including keynote Michelle Tea, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Kosoko Jackson and Lara Elena Donnelly.

July 28, 2018. The 2018 Chesapeake Writing Workshop at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington. I’ll

I be there as a participant. LINK

July 25th 2018. Building Your Author Platform: Part 1: Getting Social Online: Social Media, Quora & Blogging. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP as space is limited. It’s sponsored by the Silver Spring Writers Group. I will be teaching and facilitating this 2-hour workshop.

April 21, 2018. Author Fest at the Library of Congress. Hosted by the DC public library. They’ll have a number of free author-related sessions form 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Here is a link where you can learn more. I’ll be there as a participant. Hope to see you there! LINK

Fall 2008, October 4, 2008. The Capital BookFest returns to the Blvd @ The Cap Centre in Largo, MD! I was invited back – third year in a row -to the fourth Annual Capital BookFest sponsored by The Washington Post on Saturday.

April 12th 2008, I accepted an invitation to a Private Poetry Circle event as the featured, Guest Poet for the afternoon. I read from Storm of Roses and shared new, unpublished poems, including “We Were Giants” which will be a part of my next compilation.

October 6th 2007. 10am-7pm. Annual Capital BookFest. Storm of Roses to be exhibited at the third Annual Capital BookFest sponsored by The Washington Post@ Borders Books, 931 A Capital Centre Blvd, Largo Maryland, 20774. Last year, 1500 adults and children attended this event and I read poems and excerpts from Storm of Roses in the Borders bookstore as a part of the festivities. This year I have been invited to attend as an exhibitor! Woohoo!

Summer 2007. Freelance writer and book publicist Jennifer Pullinger writes and article covering the 28th Washington Writers Conference in Washington DC. She quotes me and suggests the conference consider adding me to the panel of next year’s conference! Sweet!

May 2007. Storm of Roses Wins Another Award! Award-Winning Finalist in the Poetry Category of the “National Indie Excellence 2007” Book Awards!

April 10th 2007. 2:30pm EST. Interview with Fran Silverman. I interview with Fran Silverman on her radio show, Achieve Radio Tuesday April 10th 2:30pm EST. Visit the link below for the archives or catch it live on your podcast! LINK

Feb. 28, 2007. Interview and Profile in the Silver Spring Gazette. Young poet catches readers by ‘Storm’

Staff Writer, Monica Hogan interviews me and profiles Storm of Roses in the Silver Spring Gazette. The article appeared Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007

CLICK HERE for the Article!

February 1, 2007. The Storm of Roses Valentine’s Day Gift Sets launched in February were a success! Each decorated red or pink bag included:

One signed copy of Storm of Roses ($40 HB or $30 PB)
Storm of Roses bookmark
Storm of Roses collectors’ pen
Storm of Roses collectors’ letter slitter
Valentine’s Day flyer
Specialty Storm of Roses information card
One individually wrapped ‘Premium Quality Land Lakes Cocoa Classic’
A variety bunch of Valentine’s Day chocolates (such as Snickers, M&Ms, Twix, Crunch, Hershey’s Kisses, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Hershey’s Hugs, Jolly Ranchers, Mints)!
choice of a “I love you” bear, or beautifully scented candle
All put together tastefully in a gift bag with red paper and decorative ribbon!
Theme: Give more than just a bouquet of roses; give Storm of Roses, a gift of literary miracles that will never fade.

Winter 2006. Award-Winner in Poetry for Best Books 2006 National Book Awards!

Powerful! Insightful! Breath-taking! Storm of Roses delivers a diverse compilation of poetry and short stories from young poet and author, E. Tara Scurry. She has a very promising literary career ahead of her!” –

October 23, 2006. Interview and poetry reading. Tune into the radio program, Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are! with host Cynthia Brian, on Monday, October 23 from 1-2 pm PST/4-5pm EST where I’ll be
interviewed live about my book, Storm of Roses.

We would love for you to call in and talk to us, toll-free at STUDIO A: 1-866-613-1612. If you miss the live show, you can find it archived at that site or listen live from another
of the syndicated radio shows listed via this LINK. Thanks for supporting the efforts to spread the word!

10/17/06 Time: Pre-recorded (visit them online!) WomensRadio ( NRA-IWR) Interview with Pat Lynch, Editor in Chief Oakland, CA (New Products; Trade Literature; Industry News; Online Media and Education Network)

10/11/06 9:05 PM EST KGNW-AM 820 AMC: Thor Tolo, Host, “Live From Seattle” Live program, 35-40 minutes (Religious music and Christian conservative talk)

LIVE 10/8/06 4:35 EST Interview with Holly Campbell “What Women Can Do” WCFK-AM(1470) Chicago, IL

CNN Radio interview ‘Measure to Measure’ with host John Lorine, Atlanta Georgia 10/3/06 (Interview will be taped, we’ll let you know when it will broadcast!)

10/10/06. Interview. The American Perspective Radio ( with Judyth Piazza, Vero Beach, FL. This interview will be recorded then podcasted on itunes. Visit website for details!

Thursday Sept. 28th 9:08am. Live Radio Interview! WJSS-AM Baltimore, MD (tune into 1330 am). Interview by Horace Tittle, host. LINK 

Reader Views publishes review of Storm of Roses: LINK

E. Tara Scurry asked to be a speaker and provide a motivational message to maturing young ladies at Theta Omega Charities, Inc. Dubutante Retreat! August 11-13th

USA Book News covers what’s “Hot, New, and Newsworthy in the World of Books” features Storm of Roses on their website (through Dec. 2006)

Storm of Roses listed in PubInsider Online Magazine, (through Aug. 15th 06′)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 8:30AM EST: Live Radio Interview! WSLB-AM, Watertown, New York “The Dick Wilson Show”

Tara Scurry will be traveling abroad to Scotland June 25th – July 3rd for creative inspiration. We can’t wait to see the literary art that blossoms from this excursion!

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine July 2006 issue publishes E. Tara Scurry’s letter! Read page 12 Letters to the Editor!

May 11th, 2006 Storm of Roses earns iUniverse Reader’s Choice designation! Authors achieve the Reader’s Choice level after receiving the Editor’s Choice designation AND selling over 250 books through external (online orders, local bookstore orders, and books not sold directly from the author) channels!

Read below for how Storm of Roses sold out during the April B. Dalton signing! Details will be in the upcoming newsletter.

APRIL 2006


**DATE CHANGE: Sunday April 2nd 2006**

The Century Limited Inc. Club
1500 Delafield Pl NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-0232

DIRECTIONS: Take 16th st. to Delafield place. Turn east and go 1 block to 15th and Delafield.

Reception 4:30pm
Reading/Signing/Q&A 5:00pm

***SPECIAL THANKS to my sponsors, The Century Limited Inc. Bookclub for inviting me and hosting the event, to White Flint Medical & Natural Healing Center for donating $4,500 worth of chiropractic, orthopedic and acupressure gift certificates as raffle gifts for my guests (, and Trader Joe’s grocery @ 10741 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD for sponsoring our balloons!

Come join us on this very special evening where this exclusive club is opening its doors to everyone coming for a reading, book signing and networking. Wine and refreshments will be provided by The Century Limited Inc. Each guest will have a chance to participate in the special raffle prize drawings. If you’re feeling particularly festive, the colors for the evening are black, red and white. Business Casual/Business.

*If you haven’t had a chance to come to an event yet, don’t fret! This is the BIG one! Books will be available at the event.

*The Century Limited Inc. is a mature (over 35) Professional men’s club consisting of lawyers, doctors, government officials and business owners in the D.C. metropolitan area. The book club at Century Limited Inc. has invited E. Tara Scurry and her guests for the official PREMIER of Storm of Roses: A Compilation of Poetry and Short Stories!

The Century Limited Book club has hosted authors such as Donna Brazile (Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics ) who is Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute (VRI), adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and veteran Democratic political strategist (the former Campaign Manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000 – the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign), Georgia Congressmen John Lewis (Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement), Elizabeth Clark-Lewis (Living-in, Living-out) and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti LaBelle’s co-writer (Don’t Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime).

Saturday April 15th 2006. Book Signing. B. Dalton Bookseller, 7101 Democracy Boulevard, 1302 Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, Signing 12 Noon – 4:00pm Maryland 20817, Contact: Christine: Asst. Manager (301) 365-6209. *If you’re going to miss the Premier Signing above, come visit E. Tara at Montgomery Mall. Even if you attend the premier, please drop by to show your support and browse the bookstore!*

NEWS!!! B. Dalton completely sold out of Storm of Roses 35 minutes before the signing was scheduled to end!!! (Noon-4pm) Storm of Roses continued to sell despite being sold out as multiple customers didn’t let the lack of books deter them and insisted on ordering their copies! Because of Storm of Roses’s success, E. Tara Scurry has been invited back to the B. Dalton for a second round in May or June, date TBA!

One attendee was candidate for the Montgomery County Council seat at-large and former Montgomery County school board president (94′-04′) Reggie Felton (, who bought two books!

October 23rd 2005 Poetry Reading during annual Homecoming Sunday service, Atlanta GA, Morehouse College (Details of this event can be found in the October Press Release) Piece Shared: Poem, Perfect Vessels To Receive

November 4th, 2005 Open-Mic, Well Coffeehouse, located at Marantha Fellowship 3828 Univ Blvd, College Park MD, 20740 7:30-8:30, live band at 8:45pm. Starbucks coffee & free prizes. (Scurry received a shout-out from the band for her attention-grabbing piece and multiple laughs from the 60+ people in attendance) Piece Shared: Excerpt from short story, Eternity

February 10th 2006 Open-Mic Night and Artist Showcase hosted by Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church, Silver Spring, MD. Pieces Shared: Blue, Nearer To You, Earth

February 19th 2006 Clearwater Coffee House, Cosco Regional Park, Clinton MD. Pieces Shared: Women Of The Sky, Sandy Strip Of Peace, The Carpenter, Ode To Lucifer: The Prince Of Heaven, Dangerous Baby Girl

February 22nd 2006 NAACP sponsored Career Fair at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington DC. Scurry was served as a Mentor Role Model Career Counselor to high school students in the areas of creative writing, sociology, human resources and organization development.

March 15th 2006 Cordozo Senior High School Career Fair, Washington DC

June 2006 CHOCOLATE CHERRY REaD Book Club is a woman’s Professional book club consisting of Physicists, Registered Nurses, Technologists and hospital administrators. The club has choses Storm of Roses for the month and Scurry will discuss and sign books. Specific date TBA. Contact for more information.