Interested in joining us?
MWA is currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact us.
Intern Coordinator -- In 2009, the MWA began an informal internship program, utilizing interns from Johns Hopkins to help us execute our various projects. You may have already seen the list of MidAtlantic literary magazines that one intern assembled for us, or met another who helped out with the 2009 conference. We're always in need of volunteer assistance, and interns are a great way to get some help while also reaching out to the next generation of writers in Maryland. But we need your help to continue doing so. We're looking for one volunteer to take on the position of Internship Coordinator.
The work required is minimal:
Outreach to area schools and selection of interns would need to be done about three times a year (to obtain fall, spring, and summer semester interns). If you are interested in helping out, please email Board member-at-large Ally E. Machate. Even if you are only able to help out in the next month to obtain spring interns, that would be appreciated.
Teen Writers' Club Volunteers -- The MWA Executive Committee recently approved a project to develop Teen Writers' Clubs for a one-year trial period. The project focuses on high school teenagers who like to write. Many schools do not have extracurricular activities for those students except, perhaps, a school newspaper that offers only one kind outlet for writing. The club would operate under the guidance of a club leader, plus several assistants who, in turn, would be guided by the Teen Advisory Team. The Advisory Team would report to the MWA Executive Committee. Clubs can be located in an area chosen by the club leader, with the approval of the Advisory Team. Each would be organized and run independent of school systems and assignments.
Volunteers are needed to form an Advisory Committee that would provide oversight and guidance to each club. During the trial period, only one club will be started to determine if the project is viable. If it is, then more clubs could be started in the 2010-2011 time period. If you would like to read the full proposal, or if you are interested in serving on the Advisory Team, please contact project coordinator Diane Booth.