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Montgomery Chapter Meeting: Barbara Esstman will Present Writing Strong Characters

March 10, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

"The most important element of serious fiction and memoir is a true and believable protagonist surrounded by other true and believable characters. How to get that to happen in your writing is easier when you know how to create the optimum conditions for c

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Carroll County: Title of meeting: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to Being Published

March 10, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author William Peak will give a reading from his award-winning debut novel, The Oblate's Confession. He will share his secrets for researching a novel set in 7th century Anglo-Saxon England, and tell us how--just when he'd given up all hope--a publisher

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MWA Board Meeting March 13

March 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Howard County Library: Central Branch -Warfield Meeting Room
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, March 13, 2018 at the Central Branch of the Howard County Library in theWarfield Meeting Room. Along with our regular meeting, we will be prepping packages for our Brain to Bookshelf Writing Conference March 23-2

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Howard County Chapter: You Only Debut Once: What Every Author Needs to Know Ahead of Publication

March 15, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Jenny Yacovissi will consider establishing publishing objectives, the pros and cons of small press publishing and getting prepared for your first release.

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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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