MWA Chapters

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.

Returning non-members wishing to join MWA may do so at meetings or online. Visit our membership page for more information.

For the latest information on chapter meetings, visit the chapter websites listed below.

Annapolis Chapter

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The Annapolis Chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Constitution & Greenfield Streets, Annapolis.

Chapter President: Kat Spitzer, mwaa@marylandwriters.org

Baltimore Chapter

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The Baltimore Chapter meets on the fourth Monday of every month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. at Ukazoo Books in Dulaney Plaza, on Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

Chapter President: LaDonna Smith, mwab@marylandwriters.org

Carroll County Chapter

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The Carroll County Chapter meets on the second Saturday of every month. Please see individual event listings for details.

Chapter President: Jack Downsmwacc@marylandwriters.org

 

Charles County Chapter

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The Charles County Chapter meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except August and December) at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, in La Plata.

Chapter President: Edna Troiano, mwachc@marylandwriters.org

Howard County Chapter

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The Howard County Chapter meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at The Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Chapter President: Glen Spangler, mwahoco@marylandwriters.org

Montgomery County Chapter

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The Montgomery County Chapter meets on alternating first Saturdays and second Wednesdays of each month at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Saturday meetings are held from 10 a.m. to noon in the white chapel. Wednesday meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. downstairs in the main building. 

Find directions to the church at http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2. Parking is free.

Chapter President: Alix Mooremwamc@marylandwriters.org

 *MWA is not affiliated with UUCR--we simply rent meeting space from them.

St. Mary's County Chapter

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The St. Mary's County Chapter meets at the Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. Please see individual event listings for details.

Chapter President: Nancy Smay, mwasmc@marylandwriters.org


Want to meet MWA writers in your own neck of the woods?

MWA is fulfilling a long-standing goal to create chapters -- further demonstrating our dedication to promoting the art, craft, and business of writing. Chapters bring local communities of writers together through regular meetings, programs, and events of interest -- along with the benefits of the well-established larger organization.

Elected officers will organize and run the chapter, which will offer a venue for local monthly meetings. The chapter, like the parent organization, may run its own program of guest speakers on topics of interest to writers: how to get started; writer's block; how to meet your deadline; the necessary work of polishing and editing your writing; how to find an agent or publisher; the print-on-demand options; publicity for the author; and anything more the members demand.

The parent organization, MWA, will continue to hold its own monthly meetings for members, organize and sponsor an annual writers' conference; maintain responsibility for the quarterly newsletter Pen in Hand as well as the anthology of members' works, New Lines From the Old Line State; organize and run the annual short works contest and novel writing contest; create opportunities for book selling at area festivals; help writers to find and/or form a critique group; and maintain the MWA website, including links to member websites.

Chapter members will belong to the parent organization and have all the rights and privileges as every other member. If you are already a member, there is no additional fee, nor is there any requirement to belong to a chapter.

MWA welcomes writers of all levels and disciplines, from those who dream of being published to professional freelancers to published authors. Prospective members can find a membership application on this website. Annual dues $40.

If you'd like help establishing a thriving local community of writers in your area, please e-mail the MWA Vice President.