Funded in part by the
Maryland State Arts Council

January 2021 Notable Writer: Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri

“I get a huge energy transfusion by listening to poets read their works."  – Grace Cavalieri Grace Cavalieri (b. 1932) is an Italian American writer living in Annapolis, MD. During her 43-year career as a poet and playwright she has published 24 books, produced 26 plays, and hosted...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More


Events

Jan 18

MWA January 2021 Board Meeting

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

Jan 20

Writers Block Workshop

This writers block workshop will introduce a technique known as Common Sense Writing, which explores using sensory isolation as a means to get out of your head and develop ideas from different perspectives.

Jan 21

Non-Fiction Panel Workshop

This Nonfiction Panel Workshop featuring Valarie Austin, Katherine Pickett and Phil Padgett will discuss their diverse works and publishing experiences and answer your questions about non-fiction, publishing, marketing and more.

Jan 23

St. Mary's/Calvert January Writer's Roundtable

This is a special roundtable with our chapter! We were introduced to many of your wonderful talents last August as we shared a short story or a section of a larger work with the group, it was such a positive day we thought, why not start 2021 the same way

Jan 23

How To Sell More Books in 2021

Ally E. Machate is on a mission to make great books happen and help authors reach more readers. Learn the 3 best ways to start selling more books, and avoid the mistakes that slow sales, with steps you can take right away.

Register Now

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.

What Our Members are Saying:

"Your organization is perfect for writers of any sort!"
- Lynne McNamara