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MWA 2018 Conference
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March 23-24, 2018 
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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Get Creative with Nonfiction

March 21, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Some of the best writing today falls within the realm of creative nonfiction. Lee Gutkind defines this popular genre, which includes memoir and literary journalism, as “true stories well told.” Join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st, when popular work

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Charles County Chapter: Celebrating MWA

March 21, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

We will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MWA with cake and champagne. The mayor of La Plata will be presenting us with a certificate, and the local press will be in attendance. And of course, we will write!

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Baltimore Chapter:-The Dynamics of Spoken Word Poetry

March 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

What is Spoken Word Poetry? How is it similar and different from other forms of poetry? How might you, as a writer and a lover of words and linguistic expression, engage it? Join us as spoken word artist Analysis guides a look & listen at this form of po

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Carroll County: Over in a Flash—Writing Short Short Fiction for Publication

April 14, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

The “Over in a Flash—Writing Short Short Fiction for Publication” session will provide an overview of the various very short forms published in contemporary literary journals.

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Howard County Chapter: From Poe to Present Day – the History of Mystery

April 18, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Flo McCahon will discuss the decades of mystery genre evolution from Edgar Allen Poe through to the hard boiled detectives of modern day.

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