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Baltimore Chapter: Ally E. Machate will present, Forming and Using a Book Marketing Street Team

April 26, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Though a lot of our marketing efforts have moved online, many authors still use a "street team" to help promote their books. This collaborative effort can be a powerful way to boost your signal!

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Carroll County: History and its Mysteries: How Fiction’s Imagination Works with History’s Facts

May 12, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author and former newspaper reporter Michael Downs will give the presentation. He is an associate professor of English at Towson University who lives and writes in Baltimore.

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MWA Board Meeting May 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM

May 14, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Howard County Library, Miller Branch - Patapsco Room
HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Howard County Library Miller Branch in the Patapsco room. 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City MD 21042 in Columbia, Maryland.  MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Mack & McIntire on Mystery

May 16, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Want to try your hand at writing a mystery, but the whole thing is just a little too mysterious? Mystery is one of the best-loved and most enduring genres in fiction, but it takes a deft touch to plot a good whodunit. If you’re looking for advice for how

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Howard County Chapter: The Writing, Rehearsing, Reading and Critiquing of a 10-Minute Play

May 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

The Writing, Rehearsing, Reading and Critiquing of a 10-Minute Play Rich Madzel is the founder and producer of Try It Out Theatre, a Columbia-based theatre company focused on helping new playwrights get a chance to see and hear their work before a friendl

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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.



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