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Montgomery County Chapter Meeting – Read to Us

December 13, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Zed’s Café
8225 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20919

During our December meeting we will meet at Zed’s Café, and amid the warmth and hominess of this family-style café, read our work

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Annapolis Special Event: Bullet Journaling Workshop

December 16, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library
269 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403

In place of our normal monthly meeting, we'll instead be visiting the Eastport-Annapolis Neck library on Saturday, 16 December from 2:00-4:00 p.m. to participate in a Bullet Journaling workshop with Laura Shovan.

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MWA Board Meeting

January 11, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

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

Miller Branch of Howard County library.

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Carroll County Chapter: The Do’s and Don'ts of Query Letters

January 13, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Mary Stojak, a long-time MWA member with a Masters in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University, will tell the do's and don'ts of query letters and provide insight into the process of attracting the right kind of attention from publishers.

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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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