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.

Future Meetings

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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Prince Georges County Chapter - May/June Mtg - The Craft of Writing

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

South Bowie Branch Library, PGCMLS
15301 Hall Rd
Bowie, MD 20721

Tom Glenn talks "Craft in Writing."

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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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South Baltimore Chapter Meeting June 12th, 2019 with Denise Camacho-What Do You Need To Do To Get Published in Today's Industry

June 12, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Denise Camacho will help you gain a realistic understanding of how the publishing process works and how you can maximize your chances for success as you compete with other aspiring authors.

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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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Annapolis Chapter - June Meeting - What is Artifact Literature?

June 19, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

Great literature takes the form of everyday artifacts.

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Howard County June Mtg - Flash Fiction – How to Write it, Where to Publish it

June 20, 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

Bridgette Winter, Dustin Patrick, and Deidre Dykes present their workshop on Flash Fiction

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Annual Membership Meeting 2019

June 22, 2019
3:30 PM to 5:45 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Join us for the MWA Annual Membership Meeting. In addition to voting on our proposed bylaw changes, there will be readings from some of our contest winners.

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Baltimor Chapter Meeting - June 27th, 2019 with Michele Chynoweth - It Takes One to Know One (Character Development)

June 27, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

This presentation will help you develop believable, compelling characters that readers can really connect. It will include tips on how to discover your voice, how to write with a consistent point of view, and much more.

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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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Howard County July Mtg - Summer Social in Ellicott City

July 18, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Syriana Café and Gallery
8180 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043

No agenda, just an opportunity to have fun and share what you’re up to.

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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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Howard County Aug Mtg - The Kinder, Gentler First Page Panel

August 15, 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

Panel lets you know what they thought worked best and what most needs to be fixed.

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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

August 29, 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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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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Howard County Sept Mtg - Books And Bourbon at the Judges Bench

September 30, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Judge’s Bench
8385 Main St,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
https://marylandwriters.org/Howard_County_Chapter

Readings, Good Food, Fine Friends, and Badass Bourbon

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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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Howard County Oct Mtg - A Body Disposal Primer

October 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

“Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters: a Body Disposal Primer”

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Frederick County Chapter: Fast Drafting for the Not So Speedy Writer

October 19, 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

Erin Teagan will help us learn how to write speedier drafts with practical tips and exercises

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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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