Eugene L. Meyer, an author, magazine writer and former longtime Washington Post reporter and editor, has been re-elected to the board of Washington Independent Writers for a two-year term. He previously served a one-year term.
Meyer has also been invited to speak at the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference on Feb. 23, 2008 in Wye Mills, on Maryland' Eastern Shore. Meyer is the author of "Chesapeake Country" (Abbeville Press, 1990) and "Maryland Lost and Found...Again" (Tidewater Publishers, 2003) and covered the Bay area for the Post for many years.
WIW represents freelance writers in the Washington, D.C. area and sponsors workshops, monthly "pubspeaks," and an annual conference each June. Meyer also serves on the board of the Freedom to Write Fund and is a member of the American Society of Jornalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Authors Guild.
Since leaving the Post at the start of 2004, Meyer has written for many publications, including the New York Times, the Post Magazine, AARP, Washingtonian, Maryland Life, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Bethesda, and RISMedia Real Estate. His recent New York Times articles have focused on real estate and development issues in Loudoun County, Va. and Silver Spring, Md. and on wealthy Mexicans establishing dual lives in Houston, Texas.
For information about the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, see: http://baytoocean.com/