MWA Calendar

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. Click here for more information about member benefits.

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Howard County Chapter: Writing for Comics and other Graphic Genres

March 28, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Description: Al Gross, award-winning writer for comic books, syndicated comic strips, and television, shares how he became a writer, along with the peculiarities of writing for graphic genres.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-March 28, 2019 with Barb Morrison-Write Your Novel Synopsis

March 28, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

If you are struggling to write the synopsis of your novel, you’re not alone. Many think writing a synopsis of their novel is harder than writing the novel itself. Barbara Morrison will give you the tools you need to write your novel synopsis with ease.

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MWA Conference 2019: From Brain to Bookshelf

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

BWI Aiport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
https://tinyurl.com/y7c3d2dp

MWA Annual Conference 2019

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Lower Eastern Shore - April Meeting

April 09, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Carroll County Chapter - “Words on a Page”

April 13, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

. . . what you can and cannot get away with as a writer.

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MWA Board Meeting - April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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Howard County Chapter: The Science Fiction Market Today: Building your Brand and Audience

April 18, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Description: Beth Martin, self-published author of five science fiction novels, discusses the market for Science Fiction / Fantasy today, what consumers of the genre are looking for, and how to leverage SciFi/ComiCon/Fantasy conventions to build you

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NEW CHAPTER KiCK -OFF Meeting -Baltimore South

April 18, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Locust Point Recreation Center
1627 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

MWA is looking to launch a new chapter in Baltimore City. Come and join fellow writers at this kick-off meeting for the Baltimore South Chapter.

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Frederick County Chapter: Show & Tell

April 20, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Let your fellow writers see what you've been working on!

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-April 25, 2019 with Leslie Atkins-Storytelling Tactics and Techniques

April 25, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Storytelling is a valuable art for writers to master. In this workshop, learn methods for telling a great story, and for using stories to inspire and build rapport.

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Carroll County Chapter - But I’m Not Really A Writer

May 11, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Overcome the Negativity of Imposter Syndrome to Become a More Productive, Creative, and Authentic Writer!

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Lower Eastern Shore - May Meeting

May 14, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Frederick County Chapter: Social Media's Role in Your Book Journey

May 18, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Author Lakita Wilson discusses developing your online presence to draw readers to yourself and your work.

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MWA Board Meeting - May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-May 30 2019 with Amy Kaplan-Purple Grass And Green Cows: How To Create Believable Worlds In Science Fiction And Fantasy

May 30, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Having a great story isn’t enough. If the world your characters live in isn’t believable, it won’t hold your readers. Learn how to create an environment that will grab your readers. Don’t forget to bring writing materials. This is a hands-on workshop.

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Carroll County Chapter - Instagram for authors

June 08, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

The rise of bookstagrammers and the massive opportunity this presents for authors

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Lower Eastern Shore - June Meeting

June 11, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Frederick County Chapter: Website & Blog Share

June 15, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Share your website & blog, and learn about setting one up!

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Lower Eastern Shore - July Meeting

July 09, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Carroll County Chapter - Annual Picnic

July 13, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Annual Picnic. Drinks and one main course will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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Frederick County Chapter: "Poetry and Song Lyrics: The Same or Not?" - Rod Deacey

July 20, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Beat poetry and songwriting presentation

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Carroll County Chapter - August Mtg - Writing Novels for Children

August 10, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

An overview of the children’s novel market

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Lower Eastern Shore - August Meeting

August 13, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Lower Eastern Shore - September Meeting

September 10, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Frederick County Chapter: Open Mic Night at Sky Stage!

September 11, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sky Stage
59 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

Open Mic Night at the open air Sky Stage in downtown Frederick!

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Lower Eastern Shore - October Meeting

October 08, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Lower Eastern Shore - November Meeting

November 12, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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