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It's Open Mic Night at MWAA's October Meeting

October 18, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Show off your best work--start practicing now!

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Howard County Chapter: Open Mic. Critique

October 19, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Writers are invited to bring selections of their work to read aloud and get feedback from group members. Please bring no more than 5 minutes worth of material to share with the group. Contact us at to let us know you plan to a

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Baltimore Chapter--Mining for Memories with Bill Jones

October 26, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Mining Memories: Uncovering Subject Matter in Your Past In this workshop, participants will take part in a structured series of exercises recalling striking memories from childhood through recent times. They will consider some published work based in such

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Caroll County Chapter: Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters: A Body Disposal Primer for Writers with author Jeanne Adams

November 11, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

If you’ve got a body in your book, and you need to hide it, get rid of it, or investigate it, this is the class for you. In this interactive workshop, led by Jeanne Adams, a New York-published author who has been hailed by Romantic Times and Cosmopolitan

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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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