Wednesday February 17th

6:00pm Critique group

7:00pm Chapter Meeting

Megan Ellis will be sharing what she knows on how to hold a book launch/book signing virtually.

Charles County Chapter

The Charles County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association meets at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month (except August and December) at the Christ Church in La Plata. The address is 112 Charles Street, La Plata MD 20646.

Chapter President: Karen McIntyre[email protected]

Chapter Vice President: Lew McIntyre

Chapter Critique Group Program Chair: September Lundeen

Chapter Secretary and Treasurer; Board Program Chair: Megan Ellis

Chapter Founder: Edna Troiano

 Chapter Liaison: Rachel Brewster

Latest News

Lori Joseph:

Lori published her debut book My Embrace: Inspiring stories, thoughts, and poems about living with fear, compassion, humor, and love."  May 1, 2020


September Lundeen

September published her first Children's book, Troy at the Zoo, on January 5th, 2020. Her daughter-in-law drew the illustrations for the story.


F.J. Talley:

F. J. Talley won the fiction prize for 2019 from the Gulf Coast Writers’ Association for his short story “Thirteen.” The story has been published on their website and may be accessed here: Contest Winners. F. J. also had his story “By the River,” included in the Maryland Writers’ Association 30th Anniversary Anthology.

Charles County Critique Group

  • Genres: All
  • Leader: September Lundeen
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Meets third Wednesdsay of the Month at 6pm at Christ Church in La Plata or on zoom.
  • Currently open to new members.


We found a game that helps you write, it's called Writers Bloxx. You roll the die and it gives you Genre, Event, Time, Object, Location, and Character. With the use of these six things, you have six minutes to write a story with as many things included as you can. We first played as a group at the Holiday Party and now we play at the end of every meeting!

If you want to get your hands on a copy of the game or find out more the link is