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June 2020 Notable Author: Jeff Kinney

“I’ve never run into a person who yearns for their Middle School Days.”— Jeff Kinney Born (1971) and raised in Fort Washington, Maryland, Jeff Kinney graduated from Bishop McNamara High School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. It was in college that...

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May 2020 Notable Author: Francis Scott Key

francis scott key, poetry “Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?”— Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key  (Aug 1, 1779 - Jan 11, 1843) Born in Frederick county, Maryland, Key, at ag...

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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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CANCELED: Expert Jane Friedman Coming This Fall

UPDATE: JANE FRIEDMAN HAS CANCELED ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. Publishing guru Jane Friedman will be presenting an all-day workshop with Maryland Writers' Association on October 17th. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Jane has become the go-to expert on busine...

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Maryland in Poetry Contest Winners

MWA members and non-MWA Maryland residents were invited to submit poems about or set in Maryland. The three contest judges, poet Sue Ellen Thompson (Pulitzer Prize nominee), Steven Leyva (Cave Canem Fellow and Little Patuxent Review Editor), and Grace Cavalieri (Poet Laureat...

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