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February 2021 Notable Maryland Author Rachel Carson

“It is not half so important to know as to feel.” – Rachel Carson Rachel Loiuse Carson (1907 – 1964) was born in SpringDale, PA, graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) in 1929, studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and receiv...

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2021 MWA Writers’ Novel Contest: “Keeping it short”

Calling all MWA Novelists. If you have published (or will publish) a book between October 1, 2017- December 31, 2020 we welcome you to enter our Novel competition. MWA Members can submit up to 10 pages of their finished work in one of five categories: Romance / Historical Mystery / Suspense / Th...

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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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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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Mar 5

First Friday - March 2021 - Pat Valdata

Join us to listen to Pat Valdata, fiction writer and poet followed by Open Mic. Pat's newest novel, Eve’s Daughters, was published by Moonshine Cove in November 2020.

Mar 9

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

Mar 9

Frederick Chapter Drop-In

Let's get together on something other than a Saturday! It really can be done! Just drop on by to let us know what you're up to and to hear what everyone else is doing. You don't have to be on time, you don't have to stay the whole time.

Mar 10

MWA South Baltimore: How to Promote Your Own Book

In this virtual workshop, authors will learn relevant and practical PR strategies to help develop a public profile for themselves and their books, and ultimately, get more sales.

Mar 13

Prince George's Chapter Meeting: Unleashing Your Purpose Through the Power of the Pen

Presented by Tanya Ward Jordan, MWA member and founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc.

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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