Meeting/Event Information

 

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.

Future Meetings

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

April 26, 2018
7:00 PM - 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 - 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 - 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 - 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

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 - 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

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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Charles County Chapter: Edna on Essays

May 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Edna Troiano, member and past president of our chapter, will speak to us about essay writing, and anything else about writing she wants to bring up. And of course, we will write.

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Carroll County Chapter: Writing a Romance Novel: Relationship 101 – What qualities do the characters in a romance novel need to possess?

June 09, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has written eight novels, which have sold more than 300,000 copies.

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Charles County Chapter: The Art Of Romance

June 13, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Romance writer Delancey Stewart will talk with us about writing romance novels, getting published, editing choices, and much more.

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“HopeWorks Open Mic readings from Dragonfly Magazine

June 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hope Works
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046

HopeWorks Dragonfly readings feature local poets’ work, offering reflections on life, love, trauma, justice, renewal and hope. Authors will have an opportunity to read their work at this dynamic gathering; to share ‘the power of words’ and promote healing

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Howard County Chapter: Understanding Dialogue in Content

July 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Nancy Alexander will lead an interactional workshop enabling participants to explore how our written dialogue depends on the context surrounding it and how changing that context affects what we say and how we say it.

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Carroll County Chapter: Ever Wonder how to Self-publish a Children’s Book?

August 18, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Go on a journey with Stephanie Guzman as she shares her experience in the self-publishing world and how she went about publishing her three children's books.

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Carroll County Chapter: Open House

September 08, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Are you a writer, or do you want to be? Do you like to write novels and/or short stories? Writing can be a lonely profession when taken on by yourself, but there's a group for that! The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association (CCCM

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Howard County Chapter: Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters, a Body Disposal Primer for Writers

September 20, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Jeanne Adams is an expert on the topic of disposing of dead bodies and funerals and all that gruesome, interesting stuff that mystery writers in particular might like to know about.

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Carroll County Chapter: 7 ways to Raise your Author Platform through Social Media.

November 10, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

In this presentation, Mindie will describe what an author's platform is and what it isn't, why you need one, and how to build an audience without bragging or advertising. She will also discuss the different media outlets, give us some tips, and tell us ho

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