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August 2020 Notable Author: Francis E.W. Harper

“What matters it if they do forget the singer, so they don’t forget the song. – Frances E.W. Harper Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911) was born free on September 24, 1825, in Baltimore, Maryland, became an orphan two years later, and was raised by her maternal aunt and...

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Maryland Writers' Association Stands in Solidarity with the African American Community

Statement from the Maryland Writers' Association Board Our nation is struggling with two crises right now: First, a pandemic that has affected people around the globe and has disproportionately affected African Americans. Second, the tragic, inhumane death of George Floyd, an unarmed man who has b...

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“Ask Jane” — A Question and Answer Webinar with Jane Friedman On October 17

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 17th, 2020 Jane’s lectures and workshops include topics like preparing a strong non-fiction book proposal, writing a query letter that gets manuscript request, building the author platform, blogging meaningfully, starting and maintaining a newsletter, ...

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New MWA Online Offerings and How to Make Sure You're Hearing About Them

As Marylanders shelter in place, MWA has been working overtime to keep our members engaged with each other, the broader writing community and our own personal writing journeys. Here are some of MWA's recent and upcoming online Zoom events: Our March webinar with Barbara Morrison on "What ICan Do...

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Maryland in Poetry Contest Winners

MWA members and non-MWA Maryland residents were invited to submit poems about or set in Maryland. The three contest judges, poet Sue Ellen Thompson (Pulitzer Prize nominee), Steven Leyva (Cave Canem Fellow and Little Patuxent Review Editor), and Grace Cavalieri (Poet Laureat...

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Aug 12

South Baltimore: How to Get Your Writing Space Right

Jeanne Adams will discuss how to create the right environment for writing

Aug 15

How to Get the Most Out of MWA

Kari Martindale, President of the Frederick Chapter, will give a broad overview of MWA benefits and opportunities. Hear Board and Committee members share information about conferences, webinars, publications, outreach, etc. Open to all!

Aug 17

August MWA Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to all MWA members

Aug 19

Cumberland Chapter August Monthly Meeting

Cumberland Monthly Chapter Meeting

Aug 22

Carroll County Chapter Flash Fiction

Flash fiction workshop.

View the full calendar here.

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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