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Calling All Independent Maryland KidLit Creators!

Maryland Writers’ Association is sponsoring “Support Indie Summer,” a reading challenge for K-12 students, featuring independent Maryland authors and illustrators from Maryland Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. If you are a mem...

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April 2021 Notable Author: Gary Jobson

“Every sailor is doing something important at every moment. There is no letup.” – Gary Jobson Gary Jobson was born (1950) and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, where he excelled in two things; sailing where he was crowned Barnegat Bay’s #1 sailor at age 16 and writing where ...

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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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Apr 24

St. Mary's/Calvert April Mtg: Writers Roundtable

This will be a special open mic afternoon with our chapter! We will be bringing our 30 second elevator pitch for polishing, advice and practice.

May 7

First Friday - May 2021 - Poet May Kuroiwa

Join us for our featured poet: May Kuroiwa (coo-row-ee-wah)

May 8

A Conversation with KidLit Authors

From board books to young adult, big press to small press, indie to work for hire to traditional publishing, the world of children's literature is as vibrant and varied as the kids and teens who read it. Join us for a lively panel with kidlit authors.

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May 8

Prince George's Chapter: Juggling Genres as a Writer

Become a more versatile writer! Learn the differences and similarities between different genres, how to handle them, and how to find the best length for your story. See how genres can be blended, when to do it, and when not to.

May 11

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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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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