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November 2019 Notable Maryland Author Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." – Upton Sinclair Upton Beall Sinclair, (September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968) was born in Baltimore, but his family moved to New York when he was a child. When he was a teenager he began wri...

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MWA 2019 Poetry Contest Now Open

The Maryland Writers' Association's 2019 Contest is devoted to Poetry. We challenge the poets to help us get a sense of this great state and its people with a poem (or three) about Maryland.  MWA members, or non-MWA members who reside in Maryland, may submit up to three previously unpubli...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Your Workshop Proposal

Deadline Extended: Submit your Workshop Proposal For Brain To Bookshelf 2020 Do you have information to share with your fellow writers? Are you ready to wow audiences with your expertise? Consider presenting a workshop at the 2020 Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) Conference! When: Saturd...

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October 2019 Notable Maryland Author Matthew A. Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson “I was in the lead that had overshot the mark a couple of miles. We went back then and I could see that my footprints were the first at the spot.” -- Matthew A. Henson Matthew Alexander Henson, (August 8, 1866 - March 9, 1955) was born on a farm in Nanjemoy, M...

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Nov 12

Lower Eastern Shore - November Meeting

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

Nov 16

Frederick County Chapter: Come Write In!

Spend some time writing with other writers

Nov 18

MWA Board Meeting - November 18, 2019

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, November 18, 2019 7:00 PM Elkridge Library Hockley Meeting Room

Nov 20

Annapolis Chapter - November Meeting - The Devil Is In The Details

Find the "sweet spot" between too much detail and too little.

Dec 18

Annapolis Chapter - December Meeting - Open Mic Night! Always A Crowd Favorite

This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive people. It’s also a great opportunity to bring friends and family with you to also hear your w

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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.

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