Events

Oct 21

Writing Advice from a New York Times Bestselling Author

Most fiction writers spend a lot of time negotiating and then renegotiating how to assemble the seemingly endless amount of swirling ideas into a coherent story. Topics like external conflict, revisions, more revisions, editing, passive voice and dialogue

Nov 18

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

Dec 16

Open Mic Night

The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) presents Open Mic Night! This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive peop

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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, instead, develop ideas from different perspectives. Common Sense Writing is useful for get

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Annapolis Chapter

BECAUSE OF MARYLAND'S SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER

MWA has Cancelled all in-person meetings until further notice

MWA Annapolis LogoThe Annapolis Chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

Chapter President: Becky Shiles, [email protected]

Chapter Treasurer: Leah Roche

Chapter Secretary: Andrew McDowell

Program Director: E. Harwood 

Website: www.annapolismwa.com

Latest News

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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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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Critique Groups

Annapolis Fiction and Poetry Writers

 

BayHill Writers

  • Various locations in Calvert & southern Anne Arundel Counties
  • Genres: All genres welcome
  • Leader: Les Dickey
  • Meets 3rd Monday of each month 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We have been meeting for four years and have a mix of published/unpublished writers. Please contact coordinator Les Dickey for the next location and a copy of the group guidelines.

 

Scriptwriting Group

  • Genres: Any type of script (stage, screen, graphic novel, etc.)
  • Leader: Scott D. Morrow, [email protected]
  • Meets in Annapolis.
  • Currently not accepting new members. If you are interested in forming a new critique group, please contact Scott.

 

Waterfront Writers

  • Genres: Fiction only
  • Leader: Sandee Campbell, [email protected]
  • Group exchanges critiques online with monthly meetings in Arnold.
  • Contact Sandee for more details.

 

Waugh Chapel Writers

  • Genres: Fiction & Drama, all genres welcome
  • Leader: Andrew McDowell, [email protected]
  • Meets monthly in Waugh Chapel
  • Currently closed.

 

Women Poets Workshop

  • Genre: poetry
  • Leader: Dotty Doherty, [email protected]
  • The Women Poets Workshop, a small group of experienced writers, meets weekly to critique each other’s poetry as well as to support and inspire each other as writers. Meet weekday mornings in Annapolis.
  • Currently closed. Women only.

 

Forum

Annapolis writing workshop/critique group

The Annapolis Fiction and Poetry Writers, founded by Stacey Mednick in Jan. 2015, is a group for all serious and semi-serious fiction writers and poets in the Annapolis area. We meet monthly (on Zoom while the pandemic lasts) to share work, critique, and take our writing to the next level. We welcom...

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