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Online Conference on Inclusivity and Diversity in Publishing - Discounts Available for MWA Members

2020 Inclusive Literature Conference: The Power of Our Stories, Saturday, September 26, 8:50 AM - 1:00 PM  This one-day online conference from the Writer's Center is focused on examining and supporting inclusive literature in our area. Join industry professionals as they share concre...

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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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September 2020 Notable Author: John DeDakis

“Don’t give up. The manuscript for my first novel went through 14 major revisions over 10 years and was rejected nearly 40 times until my current agent fell in love with it.” – John DeDakis John DeDakis (deh-DAY-kiss) is a native of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He earned a B.A. in ...

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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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Sep 21

The Write Women Virtual Book Fest 2020

Livestreams, Recorded Workshops, Readings, Crafts, Music, And More, including readings and events featuring MWA Members. September 21 - 26

Sep 26

2020 Inclusive Literature Conference: The Power of Our Stories

This one-day online conference from the Writer's Center is focused on examining and supporting inclusive literature in our area. A limited number of discounts available to MWA members.

Sep 26

St. Mary's/Calvert County Chapter September Meeting: Publishing Options

Should you be published by a large publisher or a small press or should you self-publish? Different writers will have a variety of reasons for that choice. In this session Austin Camacho will spell out the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Oct 2

First Friday Open Mic - October 2020

Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers. Featured Presenter: Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford.

Oct 13

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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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