Dedicated to the Art, Business, and Craft of Writing Since 1988

Craft &
Join or start
critique group
to hone your
skills with
fellow writers.
2018 Book Awards!
Contest open to MWA
members who have 
published a novel
in 2016 or 2017.

Find out more, submit,
and check out 
last year's winners!
Writers' Resources
Check out local 
and online services
and resources
offering support
with the business
& craft of writing.
MWA Newsletter
Check out our
Summer 2017 Issue
for the latest
MWA happenings, 
plus insights on
the writing life.

Funded in part by the
Maryland State Arts Council


September Annapolis Chapter Meeting

September 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

An Evening with Rafael Alvarez, Baltimore's own Hometown Boy

Read More

Howard County Chapter: The Analysis of Effective Writing

September 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

This month's program is entitled “The Analysis of Effective Writing”. Our presenter is Donald McLean.

Read More

Caroll County Chapter: Crafting Characters that Take on a Life of Their Own with award-winning novelist Donna Drew Sawyer

October 14, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Donna Drew Sawyer, author of Provenance, and winner of the 2017 MWA novel contest for historical fiction, will help us to construct 3-dimensional characters for our own writing.

Read More

Baltimore Chapter--Mining for Memories

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

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

Bill Jones is the guest speaker for this workshop

Read More

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

Read More

View the full calendar here.

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.



What Our Members are Saying:

"Your organization is perfect for writers of any sort!"
- Lynne McNamara