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July 2020 Notable Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I was made for the library, not the classroom. The library was open, unending, free.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates Ta-Nehisi Coates was born in Baltimore, Maryland, grew up in the Mondawmin area, and graduated from Woodlawn High School. Coates' interest in books was instilled a...

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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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“Ask Jane” — A Question and Answer Webinar with Jane Friedman On October 17

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 17th, 2020 Jane’s lectures and workshops include topics like preparing a strong non-fiction book proposal, writing a query letter that gets manuscript request, building the author platform, blogging meaningfully, starting and maintaining a newsletter, ...

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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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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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