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MWA Conference 2019: From Brain to Bookshelf

March 29, 2019 12:00 PM to March 31, 2019 1:00 PM

BWI Aiport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Conference Schedule

The festivities begin with a Friday afternoon workshop with Chuck Sambuchino, author, freelance editor and "how to get published" expert, followed by dinner featuring a keynote address by Crystal Wilkinson, award-winning feminist poet, novelist, memoirist, and professor, as keynote speaker.

Saturday includes an informational breakfast, followed by 20+ Panels, Workshops, and Agents, Agents, Agents (including member-only pitch and critique opportunities). Lunch will feature keynote speaker Chuck Sambuchino, followed by more break-out sessions and wrapping up with a convivial happy hour.

Sunday will include breakfast and more craft- and career-building workshops, including Crystal Wilkinson on mining autobiography to write moving, memorable fiction.

Click here for more about our Keynote Speakers.

Don't miss out. Register before January 1, 2019 to get Early Bird Rates.

Member Benefits

  • Preferred registration rates.
  • Member-only agent pitch sessions (Free)
  • Member-only agent critiques ($60 each)

Members will be prompted to login to complete registration. Be sure to login to get the best rates.

Agent lists are still being finalized. We will send advanced notification to all members for critique and pitch session sign-ups. Members must complete registration for the conference before they can sign up for a critique or pitch.

Not a member?

Join MWA ($40 annual membership), and save $50.00 on registration fees. (Join first, then register to get member rates.)

Early Bird Registration Rates

The following meals are included with registration for that day: 
Friday: dinner; Saturday: breakfast, lunch & hors d'oeuvres; Sunday: breakfast.

Friday / Saturday
   Member: $229.99
   Nonmember: $279.99

Saturday / Sunday (includes)
   Member: $209.99
   Nonmember: $259.99

Friday / Saturday / Sunday (includes breakfast)
   Member: $319.99
   Nonmember: 369.99


MWA has reserved a block of discounted rooms at the BWI Airport Marriott for $89 / night. This group rate must be booked by February 28, 2019, pending room availability. Click here to book your room.

Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Members save $50 on registration (be sure to login). Not yet a member? Join here.

          All prices increase on January 1, 2019.

                    Don't wait to take advantage of the best rates. Register now.