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April 2020 Notable Author: James M. Cain, Roman Noir

James M. Cain Karlin, Roman Noir “I merely try to write as the character would write, and I never forget that the average man ... has acquired a vividness of speech that goes beyond anything I could invent.”  –  James M. Cain James M. Cain (July 1, 1892 – O...

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Expert Jane Friedman Coming This Fall

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 business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential i...

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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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UPDATE: Brain to Bookshelf 2020 Canceled

After careful consideration and in the best interest of MWA, our members and conference registrants, we have decided not to reschedule the 2020 Brain to Bookshelf conference. We will return better than ever next year with Brain to Bookshelf 2021, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, we are in ...

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Free Webinar for MWA Members Saturday, March 28 - What I Can Do Today

While everyone is reeling from the drastic impact of COVID-19 on our day-to-day lives, including self-quarantines, shutdowns, the postponement of Brain to Bookshelf 2020, and the cancellation of other in-person writing events, MWA has rallied to bring a little light to our writing community. Barbar...

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