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October 2020 Notable Author: Alma Katsu

“The world is often a horrible place and women know this.” – Alma Katsu Alma Katsu was born in Alaska, but spent the majority of her youth living near Concord, Massachusetts, to which she attributes her interest in the early American history featured in her novels. She earned a Ba...

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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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Nov 6

First Friday Open Mic - November 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 TBA.

Nov 7

Ace Your Next Public or Virtual Reading: Performance Tips for Authors

Nathan Agin, actor, online marketer, and audiobook narrator/producer, covers the major concepts of performing fiction and nonfiction, with practical tips to make your next reading (virtual or in-person) a success. Free to members. $20 for non-members.

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Nov 10
Nov 11

Make the Most of Your Beta Readers and Manuscript Assessments

Attendees will walk away with confidence in their ability to sort the good advice from the bad to craft a stronger, cleaner manuscript.

Nov 18

Annapolis Chapter: Interactive Evening of Writing and Support

Join us on Zoom for an interactive evening of writing exercises and discussion. In this time of separation and global upheaval, it is vital to be there for each other even while we are separated. Come spend a creative evening with no pressure and rediscov

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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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