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July 2020 Notable Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I was made for the library, not the classroom. The library was open, unending, free.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates Ta-Nehisi Coates was born in Baltimore, Maryland, grew up in the Mondawmin area, and graduated from Woodlawn High School. Coates' interest in books was instilled a...

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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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MWA Elections and Annual Meeting – June 20

MWA’s Annual Meeting takes place June 20, 2 p.m., by ZOOM and is open to all MWA members and guests. On the agenda are the election of officers, approval of the St. Mary’s/Calvert Chapter application, readings of winning poetry from the 2019 poetry contest, and a moderated...

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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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Jul 3

MWA First Friday Open Mic - July 3, 2020 - 7pm

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.There will be a featured reader/speakeran with an open mic to follow. 

Jul 6

Chapter Leader Summit & Star Chapter Walk Through

Meet other chapter leaders and learn about new and updated procedures for running a chapter.

Jul 18

Frederick County Chapter: From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing, and Getting Your Book Published - Ally E. Machate

Find out the things you need to know to help you query and sell your book!

Jul 20

MWA Board Meeting - July 20, 2020

The first board meeting for the new fiscal year.

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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