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

Annapolis MWA: Debut Author Panel

November 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Three new authors discuss their recent publishing experiences.

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Lower Eastern Shore: Regular Monthly Meeting

November 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Monthly gathering of the chapter! It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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MWA Board Meeting

November 13, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Other Barn, in the Smithy/Tack Room, located in Oakland Mills Village Center
5851 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia , MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7-9pm at The Other Barn, in the Smithy/Tack Room, located in Oakland Mills Village Center.

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Caroll County Chapter: Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters: A Body Disposal Primer for Writers with author Jeanne Adams

November 11, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

If you’ve got a body in your book, and you need to hide it, get rid of it, or investigate it, this is the class for you. In this interactive workshop, led by Jeanne Adams, a New York-published author who has been hailed by Romantic Times and Cosmopolitan

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Baltimore Chapter--Mining for Memories with Bill Jones

October 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Mining Memories: Uncovering Subject Matter in Your Past In this workshop, participants will take part in a structured series of exercises recalling striking memories from childhood through recent times. They will consider some published work based in such

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Howard County Chapter: Open Mic. Critique

October 19, 2017
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

Writers are invited to bring selections of their work to read aloud and get feedback from group members. Please bring no more than 5 minutes worth of material to share with the group. Contact us at mwahoco@marylandwriters.org to let us know you plan to a

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It's Open Mic Night at MWAA's October Meeting

October 18, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Show off your best work--start practicing now!

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MWA Board Meeting

October 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Owen Brown Community Center in Columbia, Maryland.

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Caroll County Chapter: Crafting Characters that Take on a Life of Their Own with award-winning novelist Donna Drew Sawyer

October 14, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Donna Drew Sawyer, author of Provenance, and winner of the 2017 MWA novel contest for historical fiction, will help us to construct 3-dimensional characters for our own writing.

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Montgomery County Chapter Meeting – Critique Session

October 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/

Have you started a story or a manuscript that you would like others to see? Maybe you've put something away because you weren’t happy with it. Do you think you are ready for feedback on your story, memoir, poem or nonfiction?

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Baltimore Chapter-Member Critique Session

September 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Members will read from their work and attendees will provide positive critcism

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Howard County Chapter: The Analysis of Effective Writing

September 21, 2017
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

This month's program is entitled “The Analysis of Effective Writing”. Our presenter is Donald McLean.

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September Annapolis Chapter Meeting

September 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
https://annapolismwa.wordpress.com/

An Evening with Rafael Alvarez, Baltimore's own Hometown Boy

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MWA Board Meeting

September 18, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Owen Brown Community Center in Columbia, Maryland.

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Montgomery County: Meet The New Board Members

September 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

The new board members tell about themselves including their published works, marketing experiences and their personal lives.

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Carroll County Chapter: Ignite Your Imagination: How to Generate Ideas from Nowhere with Michele Wojociecowski

September 09, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Do you have trouble coming up with ideas for your humor column, blog posts, or story pitches? We've all been there. In this session, Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski, a national award-winning writer, humorist, and author, as well as an editor, and stand-up

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Baltimore Chapter-Boot Camp for Writers

August 31, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Shirley Brewer will show attendees how to unleash your creative muse.

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Howard County Chapter: Getting Those Fight Scenes Right

August 17, 2017
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

Keith R.A. DeCandido, who is both a veteran writer of genre fiction and a second-degree black belt in karate, discusses the ins and outs of writing action scenes, from accurately portraying hand-to-hand combat to describing it in such a way that still fur

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Working with a Publicist

August 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 117B
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

Learn what a publicist does and what you the author should expect.

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MWA Board Meeting

August 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Owen Brown Community Center in Columbia, Maryland.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-Social Media for Writers

July 27, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Blog Posts, Branding, Spreading the Word, Growing your readership via Internet/social media…There will be useful handouts.

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

July 20, 2017
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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