MWA Calendar

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Past Meetings

Annapolis Chapter Meeting -The Importance of Names

November 14, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://annapolismwa.wordpress.com

Meeting changed to SECOND Wednesday for November. Andrew McDowell will discuss the importance of selecting (or creating) names for characters, as well as fictional settings and other elements of your stories.

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Charles County Chapter Meeting: Craft in Writing Fireside Chat

November 14, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

This meeting will be another “Fireside Chat” where we share our progress and problems with each other. Always a lively, helpful meeting! And, of course, we will write.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter November Meeting

November 13, 2018
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

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Carroll County Chapter: 7 ways to Raise your Author Platform through Social Media.

November 10, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

In this presentation, Mindie will describe what an author's platform is and what it isn't, why you need one, and how to build an audience without bragging or advertising. She will also discuss the different media outlets, give us some tips, and tell us ho

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Montgomery County Chapter November Mtg - The History of Mysteries

November 10, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

The History of Mysteries will guide the participants through the development of the genre starting with Poe through the present day. In addition to examining the craft of mysteries participants will also learn about the influence Maryland has had on the g

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MWA October Board Meeting

October 30, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the East Columbia Library in Columbia, Maryland. 7:00 PM

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting October 25th

October 25, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Fine Tune Your Dialogue Writing with Peter Pollak. Avoiding dialogue that is stilted, boring or unbelievable is an art that can be learned.

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Howard County Chapter Meeting: “Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters: a Body Disposal Primer”

October 18, 2018
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

Every writer needs to know how to handle dead bodies - for their fiction of course! Join expert Jeanne Adams for her presentation, Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters: a Body Disposal Primer for Writers.

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Annapolis Chapter - Develop Driving Dialogue

October 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
https://annapolismwa.wordpress.com

Write realistic dialogue, with the cadence, word choice, and tone that distinguishes each character.

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Charles County Chapter Meeting: Craft in Writing

October 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Author Tom Glenn will present on the importance of craft in our writing. His presentation at last year’s state conference was inspiring. Tom is the author of an excellent book about the final days of the Vietnam war, The Last of the Annamese.

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Carroll County Chapter Meeting - Plotting for Success, Or, How to Get to "The End"

October 13, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Westminster Branch Library
50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
http://library.carr.org/about/westminster.asp

Pantzer or plotter, beginner or seasoned writer, having a story roadmap can help you navigate the beginning-to-middle-to-end of your book.

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Montgomery County Chapter Oct Mtg - Revision Tips and Topics

October 13, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Join Julie Wakeman-Linn, former Editor In Chief of Potomac Review, for a hands-on, dynamic session to help ensure the success of your short stories or essays

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter October Meeting

October 09, 2018
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

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Baltimore Chapter September 27th Meeting

September 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Making Sales Happen:Developing Your Marketing Plan with Austin S. Camacho. Learn how to develop a marketing plan that will start sales and keep them coming.

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MWA Board Meeting

September 24, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, September 24, 2018 at the East Columbia Library Branch in Columbia, Maryland.  We will be in the Marvin Thomas Meeting Room from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Title of meeting: Howard County Chapter Fundraiser “Books and Bourbon”

September 24, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Judges Bench
8385 Main St
Ellicott City, MD 21042
http://judgesbenchpub.com

An evening of Literary Fun, with readings, book sales, food, spirits, and. . . Of course . . . Bourbon! Hope to see everyone there, and bring a friend!

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Howard County Chapter: Open Mic Night and Critique Session

September 20, 2018
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

All Howard County Chapter members are invited to attend and bring samples of their writing to share with the group. Authors are encouraged to prepare presentations of no more than 5 minutes. Please contact us at mwahoco@marylandwriters.org and let us kno

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Annapolis Chapter - Sept Mtg - Writing for Social Awareness

September 18, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
https://annapolismwa.wordpress.com

Meeting changed to TUESDAY for September. Wilnona Marie and Jade Dee of the And I Thought Ladies will discuss what it means to write for social awareness, and how to get attention for your message.

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Carroll County Chapter: Open House

September 08, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Are you a writer, or do you want to be? Do you like to write novels and/or short stories? Writing can be a lonely profession when taken on by yourself, but there's a group for that! The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association (CCCM

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Montgomery County Sept Chapter Meeting

September 08, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
http://www.MWAMC.org

Add Conflict and Tension to Your Work

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting--August 30th

August 30, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Ally E. Machate, publishing consultant, will discuss From Shy to Sold --- Querying, Proposing, and Getting Your Book Published

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2018 Chapter Summit

August 25, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Severna Park Community Library
45 West McKinsey Road
Severna Park, MD 21146

To All Chapter Leaders (Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Other Officers) Please join us on at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 25 for the 2018 Chapter Summit.

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MWA Board Meeting

August 21, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, August 21, 2018 at the East Columbia Library Branch in Columbia, Maryland. We will be in the Marvin Thomas Meeting Room from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM All MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings.Tuesday

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Carroll County Chapter: Ever Wonder how to Self-publish a Children’s Book?

August 18, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Go on a journey with Stephanie Guzman as she shares her experience in the self-publishing world and how she went about publishing her three children's books.

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Howard County Chapter: Poetry Prompts and Creation with JA Grier

August 16, 2018
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

Join the Howard County Chapter of MWA and poet and astro-physicist JA Grier for a workshop in how to get going writing poems. No experience required and all are encouraged to attend and try it out, even if you think you can't write poetry!

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Write Off the Map

August 15, 2018
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

Where will your writing go if you let it go off the map? In this generative workshop, participants will write from a timed prompt and then share for positive constructive feedback.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting -WYPR's Aaron Henkin

July 26, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Have you wondered how to build rapport with an individual you don’t know but you need to interview? Aaron Henkin will guide us through the techniques of conducting an effective interview.

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Howard County Chapter: Spoken Word, with Patti Ross, along with examples voiced by professional actor Niles Finklea

July 19, 2018
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

MWA board member Patti Ross will give an overview of the fascinating genre of Spoken Word, and actor Niles Finklea will demonstrate how these texts are given life. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to try their own hands at Spoken word.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Get Creative with Nonfiction

July 18, 2018
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

Some of the best writing today falls within the realm of creative nonfiction. Lee Gutkind defines this popular genre, which includes memoir and literary journalism, as “true stories well told.”

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MWA Board Meeting

July 16, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, July 16, 2017 at the East Columbia Library Branch in Columbia, Maryland. We will be in the Marvin Thomas Meeting Room from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Montgomery County Chapter: Writing Your Memoir

July 14, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Everyone has a story to tell, and writing a memoir is a great way to share yours. In this workshop, award-winning memoirist Barbara Morrison will help us begin writing our story.

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Baltimore Chapter: Guest Author Wayne Biddle-Biography of Wernher von Braun, Dark Side of the Moon

June 28, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

A stunning investigation of the roots of the first moon landing forty years ago. This illuminating story of the dawn of the space age reaches back to the reactionary modernism of the Third Reich and the life of "rocket scientist" Wernher von Braun.

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“HopeWorks Open Mic readings from Dragonfly Magazine

June 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hope Works
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046

HopeWorks Dragonfly readings feature local poets’ work, offering reflections on life, love, trauma, justice, renewal and hope. Authors will have an opportunity to read their work at this dynamic gathering; to share ‘the power of words’ and promote healing

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MWA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections

June 23, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The Annual Meeting and bi-annual board elections will be held at the East Columbia Branch of the Howard County library on June 23, 2018.  Join us in the Lucille Clifton Meeting Room A/B from 1-3pm.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Chapter Elections, Open Mic Night, & a 30th Anniversary Celebration

June 20, 2018
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

Elections: Please plan to join MWA Annapolis on Wednesday, June 20th at 7 p.m. at the Maryland Hall (801 Chase Street, Annapolis) to participate in the annual chapter elections, in which members elect the chapter president, secretary, treasurer, and progr

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Charles County Chapter: The Art Of Romance

June 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Romance writer Delancey Stewart will talk with us about writing romance novels, getting published, editing choices, and much more.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-Member Critique Session

May 31, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

This is the opportunity for Baltimore Chapter members to receive feedback from their fellow members about their current writing project.

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Montgomery County Chapter: Judy Kelly Presents

May 19, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Judy will show how empathy, tension, conflict and suspense can enhance your story and bring your readers closer to your characters. If you feel your story or memoir is lacking something, these techniques or tools may be what you need to enhance your story

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Howard County Chapter: The Writing, Rehearsing, Reading and Critiquing of a 10-Minute Play

May 17, 2018
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

The Writing, Rehearsing, Reading and Critiquing of a 10-Minute Play Rich Madzel is the founder and producer of Try It Out Theatre, a Columbia-based theatre company focused on helping new playwrights get a chance to see and hear their work before a friendl

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Charles County Chapter: Edna on Essays

May 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Edna Troiano, member and past president of our chapter, will speak to us about essay writing, and anything else about writing she wants to bring up. And of course, we will write.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Mack & McIntire on Mystery

May 16, 2018
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

Want to try your hand at writing a mystery, but the whole thing is just a little too mysterious? Mystery is one of the best-loved and most enduring genres in fiction, but it takes a deft touch to plot a good whodunit. If you’re looking for advice for how

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MWA Board Meeting May 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM

May 14, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Howard County Library, Miller Branch - Patapsco Room
HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Howard County Library Miller Branch in the Patapsco room. 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City MD 21042 in Columbia, Maryland.  MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings.

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Carroll County: History and its Mysteries: How Fiction’s Imagination Works with History’s Facts

May 12, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author and former newspaper reporter Michael Downs will give the presentation. He is an associate professor of English at Towson University who lives and writes in Baltimore.

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Baltimore Chapter: Ally E. Machate will present, Forming and Using a Book Marketing Street Team

April 26, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Though a lot of our marketing efforts have moved online, many authors still use a "street team" to help promote their books. This collaborative effort can be a powerful way to boost your signal!

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Howard County Chapter: From Poe to Present Day – the History of Mystery

April 19, 2018
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

Flo McCahon will discuss the decades of mystery genre evolution from Edgar Allen Poe through to the hard boiled detectives of modern day.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Developing Believable Characters

April 18, 2018
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

We are looking forward to welcoming acclaimed author and writing instructor Barbara Esstman to MWA Annapolis on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m., who will lead a workshop on character development. As Barbara describes, “The most important element of serious

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Charles County Chapter: Fireside Chat

April 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

We will be meeting to discuss current projects, help each other out, and talk all things writing. And of course, we will write.

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Carroll County: Over in a Flash—Writing Short Short Fiction for Publication

April 14, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

The “Over in a Flash—Writing Short Short Fiction for Publication” session will provide an overview of the various very short forms published in contemporary literary journals.

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MWA Board Meeting April 9

April 09, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, April 9, 2018 at the East Columbia Library in Columbia, Maryland.

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Baltimore Chapter:-The Dynamics of Spoken Word Poetry

March 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

What is Spoken Word Poetry? How is it similar and different from other forms of poetry? How might you, as a writer and a lover of words and linguistic expression, engage it? Join us as spoken word artist Analysis guides a look & listen at this form of po

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MWA Conference 2018: From Brain to Bookshelf

March 23, 2018
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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

Maryland Writers' Association 2018 Conference

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Get Creative with Nonfiction

March 21, 2018
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

Some of the best writing today falls within the realm of creative nonfiction. Lee Gutkind defines this popular genre, which includes memoir and literary journalism, as “true stories well told.” Join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st, when popular work

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Charles County Chapter: Celebrating MWA

March 21, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

We will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MWA with cake and champagne. The mayor of La Plata will be presenting us with a certificate, and the local press will be in attendance. And of course, we will write!

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Howard County Chapter: You Only Debut Once: What Every Author Needs to Know Ahead of Publication

March 15, 2018
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

Jenny Yacovissi will consider establishing publishing objectives, the pros and cons of small press publishing and getting prepared for your first release.

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MWA Board Meeting March 13

March 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Howard County Library: Central Branch -Warfield Meeting Room
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, March 13, 2018 at the Central Branch of the Howard County Library in theWarfield Meeting Room. Along with our regular meeting, we will be prepping packages for our Brain to Bookshelf Writing Conference March 23-2

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Carroll County: Title of meeting: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to Being Published

March 10, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author William Peak will give a reading from his award-winning debut novel, The Oblate's Confession. He will share his secrets for researching a novel set in 7th century Anglo-Saxon England, and tell us how--just when he'd given up all hope--a publisher

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Montgomery Chapter Meeting: Barbara Esstman will Present Writing Strong Characters

March 10, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

"The most important element of serious fiction and memoir is a true and believable protagonist surrounded by other true and believable characters. How to get that to happen in your writing is easier when you know how to create the optimum conditions for c

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Baltimore Chapter: The Do's and Don'ts of Writing Query Letters

February 22, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Mary Stojak will present how to write the Query Letter that gets the attention of publishers.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Ghostwriting — Secret and Not-so-secret Collaborations

February 21, 2018
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

Thinking about other ways to make an income from your writing? Interested in being a part of book projects that can change lives? Come meet a nationally bestselling ghostwriter and learn a little more about this “under the radar” writing field including w

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Howard County Chapter: Join authors from Benjamin Franklin to Stephen King and print on demand, crucial considerations for self-publishing

February 15, 2018
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

Eileen McIntire will discuss the ‘ins and outs’ and ‘pros and cons’ of self-publishing.

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MWA Board Meeting February 13

February 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Howard County Library, Miller Branch - Patapsco Room
HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The next MWA Board meeting will be Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Miller branch of the Howard County Public library, 9421 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City MD 21042 in the Patapsco Room.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

February 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Monthly gathering of the chapter! It’s BYO-drinks/snacks. No presenters – just a friendly get-together.

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Baltimore Chapter - A Body Disposal Primer for Writers

January 25, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

What happens to a body at a crime scene, in the hospital or at the morgue. Jeanne will share the correct information about this topic. Whether you are writing non-fiction or fiction come learn how to deal with a dead body.

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Howard County Chapter: “Creating Your Social Media Roadmap”

January 18, 2018
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

Tiffany Carter will show you how to nail down the basics and create a social media strategy that will work even while you sleep.

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Annapolis Chapter Meeting: Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters: A Body Disposal Primer for Writers

January 17, 2018
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

Got an inconvenient corpse in your book that someone needs to dispose of? What about one that has turned up and needs to be investigated? Or perhaps a character that just begs to be offed in an interesting way? Whether you are writing mystery, thriller, s

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Carroll County Chapter: The Do’s and Don'ts of Query Letters

January 13, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Mary Stojak, a long-time MWA member with a Masters in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University, will tell the do's and don'ts of query letters and provide insight into the process of attracting the right kind of attention from publishers.

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Montgomery Chapter January Meeting

January 13, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Author Panel: Tips on Marketing and Indie vs Traditional Publishing With Q & A

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MWA Board Meeting

January 11, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Howard County Library, Miller Branch - Patapsco Room
HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Miller Branch of Howard County library.

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