What I Do …
Lynn Auld Schwartz is a writer, story development editor for fiction and nonfiction, creative writing teacher, and ghostwriter. For over 20 years, Lynn’s business, Writer’s Wordhouse, has provided both accomplished and aspiring writers with developmental editing, consulting, manuscript assessment, and ghostwriting for many genres (flash fiction, micro-memoir, short story,
novel, memoir, play, screenplay, live storytelling, and the lifestyle article). Her goal is to guide clients to discover the heart of their stories and tell them well, resulting in writing that is ready to be submitted for publication or performed.
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Lynn has received two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council and a 2014 Literary Arts Annie Award from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Lynn’s plays and staged readings have been performed in Atlanta and New York City, including the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. She founded the Temple Bar Literary Reading Series in New York City, which The Village Voice reviewed as “Lively lineups … always smart, never predictable.”
Lynn is also a freelance nonfiction writer who has published over two hundred lifestyle articles. Many have appeared in regional publications such as the Capital Gazette, What’s Up? Annapolis, Annapolis Lifestyle, Chesapeake Taste, and Inside Annapolis. For twelve years, Lynn served as an online columnist for Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education. Her “Chefs Speak Out” column featured such culinary luminaries as Carla Hall (co-host of The Chew), Rock Harper (winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season Three), Charlie Palmer (award-winning Master Chef), and Dr. Tim Ryan (President of The Culinary Institute of America).
A graduate of The City College of New York (MA, Writing/Literature), Columbia University (BA, Writing/Literature), and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (a two-year acting conservatory where she studied the Meisner technique with William Esper and Sanford Meisner), Lynn has taught creative writing at St. John’s College, The Writer’s Center, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and is a Guest Artist for Anne Arundel County’s Performing and Visual Arts Magnet High School Program.
Lynn is passionate about the promotion of literary arts to regional venues and is often a guest speaker at arts organizations, writers' conferences, and literary events, including Seeds for Success, the Wellness House of Annapolis, Maryland Writers’ Association, Eastern Shore Writers Association, the Bay To Ocean Writers Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Hadassah, The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis Book Festival, and was the co-founder and co-organizer of the Writing Intensive at St. John’s College. She has directed over 25 Page to Stage live storytelling events in Annapolis, which offer adult and teen writers the opportunity to share their stories on stage.