find literary arts resources throughout the region.
There are so many disparate literary resources in our region and so many opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic and metro D.C. and Baltimore areas that keeping track of what is going on as far as readings, festivals and opportunities for publishing is a daunting task. If there were some kind of search mechanism devoted only to literary organizations and offerings or some kind of app for a cell phone, it would make it much easier to find out what is going on and where and what opportunities are available not just for writers but for young writers. I've tried one small thing in developing a regional events link for central Maryland in Frederick Reads: Maryland Literary Calendar (http://mdliterarycalendar.blogspot.com/) and other organizations such as CityLit Project (http://www.citylitproject.org/index.cfm?page=programs) and tBeltway (http://washingtonart.com/beltway/ponews.html) have published calendars as well. However, to be able to access all literary resources in one place so that both educators and writers could help promote the literary arts from the most accomplished to most novice (Poet Laureate down to elementary school haiku) would be phenomenal to both education as well as the arts. Think of it as a Literary Guild Application!