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

MWA Montgomery County Chapter Meeting

December 10, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Roundtable with Katherine Pickett: Is Your Writing Project Marketable?

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MWA St. Mary's County Chapter Meeting

November 25, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Critique Group Session

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MWA Charles County Chapter Meeting

November 19, 2014
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

Dr. Richard Sicilano, a professor of English at CSM, will discuss using historical documents as a springboard for writing. In this workshop, participants will discuss character and context, and create effective dialog suitable for fiction or poetry.

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MWA Annapolis Chapter Meeting

November 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Harrison Demchick, novelist, screenwriter and developmental editor at Ambitious Enterprises, will speak November 19, 2014, to the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association.

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MWA Baltimore Chapter Meeting

November 17, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204

Host, The Signal, Sr. Producer & Cultural Features Reporter Aaron Henkin Speaks at the Baltimore Chapter's November Meeting

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MWA Carroll County Chapter Meeting

November 15, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Maria V. Snyder will be discussing GMC, Goals, Motivation and Conflict on Saturday November 15 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the Finksburg Library during a writing workshop for the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association.

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MWA Montgomery County Chapter Meeting

November 01, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Speak Your Words: Authors have many avenues to share and promote their work: live readings, podcasts, audio books, book signings, interviews, and book trailers. Yet many authors hesitate to speak their words out loud. This presentation provides technique

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MWA Howard County Chapter Monthly Meeting

October 16, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Whose Spooky Story Is It?: An Improvisational Writing Workshop

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Charles County Chapter Monthly Meeting

October 15, 2014
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

Guest Speaker: Barbara Morrison

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Carroll County October Chapter Meeting

October 11, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Carroll County MWA chapter to host Harrison Demichick, developmental editor and author.

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St. Mary's County Monthly Chapter Meeting

September 25, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Leonardtown Library Branch
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

Discussion topic: From Stuck to Flowing: A New Understanding of Writer's Block. Learn common causes of writer's block, practice exercises to eliminate those blocks, and reclaim your creative flow. Hands-on workshop.

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MWA Howard County Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 18, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Tom Glenn Speaking on The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship

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Charles County Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 17, 2014
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

Open Mic & Discussion

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting, September 2014:
Tom Glenn on writing No-Accounts

September 17, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

"My job was not to judge. My job was to help men die."

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MWA Montgomery Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 06, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
205 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2

Tom Glenn Speaking on The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting, August 2014:
Craig Schenning on Self-Publishing and Marketing

August 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

It is an informational session designed to provide authors with the necessary material they need to make sound decisions about how to publish their book.

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Nightsun Writers Conference

July 24, 2014 8:00 AM to July 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Historic Downtown Frostburg
Main Street
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
http://www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/workshops/nightsun-writers-conference/

MWA Members receive $50 discount on registration!

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Howard July Meeting: Denise Camacho: How to avoid the slush pile

July 17, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Denise Camacho will teach you how to avoid the slush pile.

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July 2014 Meeting: Baltimore Chapter

July 16, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204

"Back to Basics and More" with Dan Fesperman

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Annapolis Chapter July Meeting:
Writer and Editor Ally Machate

July 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

"Pitching, Querying, and Proposing: How Authors Go from Shy to Sold"

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Montgomery July Meeting: The Book Divas--marketing, publishing, and touring

July 09, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

The Book Divas discuss marketing, publishing, and touring at the July meeting of the MWA Montgomery County Chapter

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Baltimore Chapter June Meeting;
Open Mic;
Chapter Elections

June 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
http://www.ukazoo.com

Open mic; Election of chapter officers

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Howard County Chapter June Meeting:
John DeDakis on Writing in the Voice of the Opposite Sex;
Chapter Elections

June 19, 2014
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

John writes from the point of view of a twenty-something young woman in the three novels of his Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense series.

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Charles County Chapter June Meeting;
Julie Wakeman-Linn on submitting to literary journals;
Chapter Elections

June 18, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry Building, Room BI 124 and Bl 103
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
http://www.csmd.edu/about/campuses/laplata/

Want to find a market for your poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction?

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Annapolis Chapter June Meeting:
Local Author Michael Hughes;
Chapter Elections

June 18, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

The long journey from first draft to publication

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St. Mary's County Chapter June Meeting:
Open Mic;
Chapter Elections

June 17, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Leonardtown Library Branch
23250 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

Open Mic; Chapter Elections

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Montgomery County Chapter Meeting: Vonnie Winslow-Crist on Your Anthology;
Chapter Elections

June 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
205 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2

“Putting it Together” with Award-winning author Vonnie Winslow Crist

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Carroll County Chapter June Meeting:
Michael M. Hughes;
Chapter Elections

June 07, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
http://library.carr.org/about/finksburg.asp

From first draft to publication with the world's largest publisher, Penguin Random House; Chapter officer elections

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Charles County Chapter Meeting: The Book Divas

May 21, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry Building, Room BI 214
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
http://www.csmd.edu/about/campuses/laplata/

Three Women, Three Genres, Three Paths to Publishing

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Local Author and Journalist Yvonne Medley

May 21, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

The voice and vibe of your characters; traditional publishing vs. self-publishing

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St. Mary's County Chapter Meeting: Find a Market for Your Work!

May 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room B
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

...learn to use Duotrope an WritersMarket.com to find markets to sell your work!

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting: Author and Game Designer T. Eric Bakutis

May 19, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
http://www.ukazoo.com

Attention All Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors, Writers and Lovers!

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: Critique Workshop

May 15, 2014
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

...we hope that you will leave feeling connected, refreshed, informed, and inspired.

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Carroll County Chapter Meeting: Editor Katherine Picket

May 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Westminster Branch Library
50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
http://library.carr.org/about/westminster.asp

Five steps to finding and hiring the editor who is right for you

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Montgomery County Chapter: Alix Moore on Platform Building for the Absolute Beginner

May 03, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
205 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2

...how do you go about building [a platform] when you have little visibility and few social media followers?

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting

April 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
http://www.ukazoo.com

Details coming soon!

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At the Howard County Chapter, Unleash Your Creative Muse: A Boot Camp for Poets, with Shirley J. Brewer

April 17, 2014
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

Participants are advised to come prepared to PLORK

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St. Mary's County Chapter Meeting: Query Workshop

April 17, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

Learn how to propose your writing ideas

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: John DeDakis

April 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

"From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)"

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Montgomery County Chapter Meeting: The Art of Rewriting

April 09, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
205 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2

A portion of the session will be a writing lab, so be sure to bring pen and paper

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Books Alive! Conference in Bethesda

March 29, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Bethesda Marriott at Pooks Hill
5151 Pooks Hill Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasbt-bethesda-marriott/

Some of the best and brightest wordsmiths on any planet

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Charles County Chapter Meeting: J. Carlton Sharp; The Barns of Southern Maryland

March 26, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Sharp will present an overview of his book about tobacco barns and tobacco growing in Southern Maryland.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting

March 24, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
http://www.ukazoo.com

Julie Wakeman-Linn, author and Editor-in-Chief of The Potomac Review

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: Marketing for Introverts with Alix Moore

March 20, 2014
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

What does it take for an author (yes, even the most introverted author!) to love marketing and to market well?

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St. Mary's County Chapter Meeting: Open Mic

March 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

This is an opportunity to share and support other local writers!

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Military Novelist Stephen Phillips

March 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Stephen Phillips, author of the novels "Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad" and "The Recipient's Son"

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Virginia Festival of the Book

March 19, 2014 7:30 AM to March 23, 2014 4:00 PM

Various venues in Charlotte, Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
http://www.vabook.org/index.html/

A five-day festival of mostly free literary events

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Carroll County Chapter Meeting: Publisher Craig Schenning

March 08, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

North Carroll Library
2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074
http://library.carr.org/about/northcarroll.asp

Schenning is the owner and principal of Old Line Publishing and Maple Creek Media.

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March 1 at Montgomery County Chapter's new location: Denise Camacho of Intrigue Publishing

March 01, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
205 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
http://www.ascensionmd.org/directions-2

Publishing options in the 21st Century

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February Baltimore Chapter Meeting Canceled

February 24, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
http://www.ukazoo.com

Please join us next month

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Peace and Coffee Anyone? Free Meditation Workshop in Frederick, MD

February 22, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dublin Roasters
1780 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
http://www.dublinroasterscoffee.com

Meditation beginners and dropouts welcome!

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: Romance Novelist Mia Zachary

February 20, 2014
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

Workshop: "Turning Up the Tension- Adding Romance to Any Genre"

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Charles County Chapter’s February meeting: Web writer and editor Cara Fogarty

February 19, 2014
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/

An overview of Web writing options

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St. Mary's County Chapter February Meeting: Michael Glaser, former Poet Laureate of Maryland

February 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

Voice in poetry and fiction

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Randy Baker

February 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

His experiences and success as a playwright

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Editors Marty Leff and Katherine Pickett Speak at the Montgomery Chapter’s February meeting

February 05, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
http://www.uucr.org/directions.php

Veteran editors Marty Leff and Katherine Pickett demystify the editing process and reveal exactly what an editor can do for you

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting

January 27, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukazoo Books
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
http://www.ukazoo.com

Details coming soon!

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St. Mary's County Chapter Meeting: Creative Writing Workshop

January 23, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/

Join us for a night of writing exercises designed to help silence your inner critic and unleash your creativity!

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Carroll County Chapter Meeting

January 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Piney Run Park
30 Martz Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/recpark/pineyrun/

Alix Moore presents “Beyond Rejection: How to Love Your Own Work No Matter What.”

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: "Whose Story is it Anyway?"

January 16, 2014
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

Join us for an improvisational writing workshop in our new location!

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Charles County Chapter Meeting

January 15, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

John DeDakis: "From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)."

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Denise Camacho

January 15, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

The differences between traditional and indie publications

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Montgomery County Chapter Meeting: Jack Downs, Tax Tips for Writers, Part 2

January 04, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
http://www.uucr.org/directions.php

Jack will offer ten methods to reduce your tax liability or increase your deductions as a writer.

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