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November 2019 Notable Maryland Author Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." – Upton Sinclair Upton Beall Sinclair, (September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968) was born in Baltimore, but his family moved to New York when he was a child. When he was a teenager he began wri...

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MWA 2019 Poetry Contest Now Open

The Maryland Writers' Association's 2019 Contest is devoted to Poetry. We challenge the poets to help us get a sense of this great state and its people with a poem (or three) about Maryland.  MWA members, or non-MWA members who reside in Maryland, may submit up to three previously unpubli...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Your Workshop Proposal

Deadline Extended: Submit your Workshop Proposal For Brain To Bookshelf 2020 Do you have information to share with your fellow writers? Are you ready to wow audiences with your expertise? Consider presenting a workshop at the 2020 Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) Conference! When: Saturd...

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October 2019 Notable Maryland Author Matthew A. Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson “I was in the lead that had overshot the mark a couple of miles. We went back then and I could see that my footprints were the first at the spot.” -- Matthew A. Henson Matthew Alexander Henson, (August 8, 1866 - March 9, 1955) was born on a farm in Nanjemoy, M...

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Events

Dec 18

Annapolis Chapter - December Meeting - Open Mic Night! Always A Crowd Favorite

This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive people. It’s also a great opportunity to bring friends and family with you to also hear your w

Dec 21

Frederick County Chapter: Holiday Edit & Critique

Share and get feedback on your work

Jan 15

Annapolis Chapter - January Meeting - Fast Drafting For The Not So Speedy Writer

Practical tips and exercises that a writer can do to train themselves to become a fast-drafter. We’ll share and discuss roadblocks to fast-drafting and brainstorm solutions, including how to turn off that annoying internal editor.

Feb 15

Frederick County Chapter: Cabin Fever Reliever!

Jeff Reynolds talks about the art of story telling, New England style

View the full calendar here.

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Returning non-members will be asked to pay $5. Non-members wishing to join MWA may do so at meetings or here

Events marked 'FYI' are not MWA events, and are provided as a courtesy for the benefit of members and supporters.

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