Howard County Chapter

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The Howard County Chapter meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at The Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Chapter President: Suzanne Forest,

Chapter Vice President: Mary Patrick,

Chapter Treasurer: Steve Lubs,

Chapter Secretary: Donald McLean,

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Critique Groups

Columbia Fiction Critique Group

Genres: Fiction
Moderator: Nancy Alexander,
Members meet every other Wednesday, from 7:30 to 9:30, to discuss novels, memoir, short stories and flash fiction. Accepting new members. Please email Nancy Alexander at for more information.

Howard County MWA Critique Group #2

Moderator: Nancy Alexander
Members meet every other Tuesday at 7:30 PM to discuss works of fiction, novels, novellas, memoirs and short stories. For more information please contact Nancy Alexander at

MWA/Howard County Fiction Critique Group #3

Genres: Fiction & Memoir
Moderator: Suzanne Forest, 
Meets every other Thursday. May have openings. Contact Suzanne if interested.

MWA/Howard County Fiction Critique Group #4

Genres: Fiction & Memoir
Moderator: Keith Kline, 
Initial Meeting: Sept. 6, 2017. Contact Keith for details.

Columbia Writers

Genres: All fiction genres
Meets at Wegmans, at 8855 McGaw Rd, Columbia, Maryland 21045
Contact: Email Jenn Viridis for more information. Accepting new members.

Savage Writer's Circle

Savage Branch of the Howard County Library, 9525 Durness Ln, Laurel, MD 20723 (410) 880-5975
Genres: Fiction, poetry, short stories, children's literature, historical, non-fiction, etc.
Contact: Claire Ferguson at Meets on the second Monday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Maryland Dream Weavers

Maryland Dream Weavers meets on Mondays at a member's home. Genre: Any, with an emphasis on Science Fiction and Fantasy. Contact: Amy Kaplan at
Currently closed to new members.

Fiction and Screenwriting Critique Group

Genres: All fiction welcome, including screenplays
Leader: Michelle Drumheller,
We meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month. For more information visit our website at



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