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.

Past Meetings

Howard County Chapter: Building a World: The Genre Fiction Workshop

July 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

Building a World: The Genre Fiction Workshop

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Charles County Chapter: "What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers"

July 19, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry Building, Room BI 124
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
http://www.csmd.edu/about/campuses/laplata/

In July we will be responding to writing prompts from the book "What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers" by Ann Bernays and Pamela Painter, and then sharing our work.

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Annapolis: The Interrupted Writer

July 19, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

In the busyness of the day-to-day, how do you focus on writing?

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MWA Board Meeting

July 17, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Miller Branch Library, Patapsco Room in Howard County.

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2018 MWA Book Awards--SUBMISSIONS OPEN

July 01, 2017
12:00 AM to 11:45 PM

Website Submission

Submit Your 2016 or 2017 Novel

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Baltimore Chapter-Writing Workshop

June 29, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Feedback provided

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Charles County Chapter Meeting: The Craft of Short Story Writing and Trends in Publishing

June 21, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry Building, Room BI 124
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
http://www.csmd.edu/about/campuses/laplata/

Creative Writing Professor John Kulikowski will discuss the craft of short story writing and trends in publishing.

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MWA Annual Membership Meeting

June 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Miller Branch Library, Howard County, Ellicott Room
9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
http://hclibrary.org/

Meet the MWA Board of Directors and get the inside scoop on what's happening in the comming year. Join us at the Miller Branch Library's Ellicott Room for our annual membership meeting.

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Howard County Chapter: Elections and Open Mic June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Here’s your chance to read to a live audience. Come share your literary creations or sit back and enjoy your fellow writers as they recite their work.

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MWA MoCo June 7 Meeting

June 07, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
https://mwamontgomery.com/

FROM IDEA TO BOOK: PANEL DISCUSSION

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Howard County Chapter: Mad Libs Fun Workshop

May 18, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Need a laugh? Want to get those creative juices flowing? We have just the thing. Help us create a wacky story in this Mad Libs workshop.

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MWA MoCo May 13

May 13, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
https://mwamontgomery.com/

Dialogue - Importance & Purposes with Judy Kelly

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Designing Your Book Cover

April 27, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

How to attract potential readers with your cover design

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: How to Make Editors Want Your Book A Look from Both Sides of the Slush Pile

April 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Come learn what works and what doesn't. We’ll discuss all kinds of editing tips and explore the editing process from delicate pruning to slash-and-burn.

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The Writing Roller Coaster

March 25, 2017
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Annapolis
173 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza

2017 MWA Conference

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Howard County Chapter

March 16, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Science Fiction

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Annapolis: Behind the Scenes at a Book Review Site

March 15, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Ever wanted to know how authors get those reviews? Find out!

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MWA MoCo March 4th

March 04, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
https://mwamontgomery.com/

Short Story Workshop with Nancy Day Sakaduski

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: ACT IT OUT

February 16, 2017
7:00 PM to 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 build on Peter's Pollack's January presentation on dialogue through enactments of dialogue examples and descriptions that we learned in the previous month.

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Howard County Chapter Dialogue Writing Workshop

January 19, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Dialogue Writing Workshop with Peter Pollak

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January 2017 Workshop With Author Julie Castillo

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

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author Julie Castillo will present the interactive workshop,“So you want to write a book!”

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