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

Board Communications Chair: Jim Brewster

 Member at Large: Rachel Brewster

Latest News

Edna Troiano:

Edna published Uncle Tom's Journey from Maryland to Canada: The Life of Josiah Henson (American Heritage) on January 21st, 2019.


Marguerite Labbe:

Marguerite published A Little Side of Geek with Dreamspinner press on May 22nd, 2018


Brenda Clayburn:

Brenda published Breathe in April 2018 with J2B Publishing.

Stephen Berberich:

Stephen published Trout Heaven: A Trail Guide to Landing a Big Corporate Fish or How I Found Love in Foster’s Creek September 19, 2018

Lew McIntyre:

Lew published The Eagle and the Dragon in February 2017 and is now working on the sequel. The Eagle and the Dragon won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in Historical Fiction.

Karen McIntyre

Karen published Ruby in July 2018. Ruby won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in Women's Interest.


Jim Brewster:

Jim started a new series of books for children and published Pete and Petey - The Tire Swing on November 28th, 2018.


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