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Baltimore Chapter - A Body Disposal Primer for Writers

January 25, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

What happens to a body at a crime scene, in the hospital or at the morgue. Jeanne will share the correct information about this topic. Whether you are writing non-fiction or fiction come learn how to deal with a dead body.

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Carroll County Chapter: Writing a Romance Novel: Relationship 101 – What qualities do the characters in a romance novel need to possess?

February 10, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has written eight novels, which have sold more than 300,000 copies.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

February 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811

Monthly gathering of the chapter! It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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MWA Board Meeting February 13

February 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Howard County Library, Miller Branch - Patapsco Room
HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The next MWA Board meeting will be Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Miller branch of the Howard County Public library, 9421 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City MD 21042 in the Patapsco Room.

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Howard County Chapter: Join authors from Benjamin Franklin to Stephen King and print on demand, crucial considerations for self-publishing

February 15, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809

Eileen McIntire will discuss the ‘ins and outs’ and ‘pros and cons’ of self-publishing.

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MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Returning non-members will be asked to pay $5. Non-members wishing to join MWA may do so at meetings or here

Events marked 'FYI' are not MWA events, and are provided as a courtesy for the benefit of members and supporters.



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