MWA Calendar

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Past Meetings

Annapolis Chapter - March Meeting - From Memories to Memoir

March 20, 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

Shaping the Story of You: From Memories to Memoir

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Charles County Chapter March Mtg - Craft in Writing

March 20, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Tom Glenn talks "Craft in Writing."

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MWA Board Meeting - March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, March 18, 2019, our last before the conference.

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Frederick County Chapter: Critques - How to Give, and How to Receive

March 16, 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

How to embrace critiques of your work, and give critiques that are valuable

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Lower Eastern Shore - March Meeting

March 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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Carroll County Chapter - "I Finished My Novel: Now What?"

March 09, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Learn about what a professional editor can—and can’t do for you before you seek an agent or publisher, or begin the self-publishing journey.

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Montgomery County Chapter March Mtg - Winning Magazine Submissions

March 09, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

What Makes a Winning Magazine Submission?

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Howard County Chapter: An Invitation to Write – Children’s Literature and Developing Young Writers

February 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

Children’s Author Faye McCray discusses her approach to storytelling for young children, along with ways to encourage children to build their own stories.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-February 28, 2019 with Ally Machate- Choosing the Right Editorial Service for You

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

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

Every year more than a million books are published. To get an edge against these overwhelming odds, many writers hire freelance editors to review their manuscripts. How does one choose the right editorial service?

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Charles County Chapter February Mtg - Research process in historical fiction.

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

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Michelle Green, writer, blogger, and national presenter, will talk with us about the research process in historical fiction.

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Cumberland Chapter February Mtg

February 23, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Greg Larry's
439 N Mechanic St,
Cumberland, MD 21502

TBD

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Annaplis Chapter - February Meeting - Between the Sheets

February 20, 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

starting with the first brush of fingertips and escalating through complete consummation

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Frederick Chapter February Mtg - Steps to Becoming a Best-Selling Author

February 16, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

C. Burr Artz Library
110 E Patrick St, Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/c-burr-artz-public-library

How to go from being an unemployed dog sitter to an award winning and bestselling author.

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Book Signing by Teen Writing Club Member

February 14, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Old Fox Books and Coffee Shop
35 Maryland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21401
https://oldfoxbooks.com/

Teen Writing Club Eighth Grader Publishes Poetic Tribute to Parkland Shootings to Raise Money for School Safety

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MWA Board Meeting - February 12, 2019

February 12, 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, February 12, 2019

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Regular Monthly Meeting

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

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

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Carroll County Chapter - Get More Book Reviews, Sell More Books

February 09, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

if you haven’t already gotten at least 25 4- and 5- star reviews on Amazon, anyone who lands on your sales page is unlikely to take the next step and buy your book.

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Bowie Creative Writing Meetup

February 09, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Bowie Giant
15520 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, MD 20715

We will discuss club goals, learn about Print on Demand Pulishing, and write to a prompt

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Montgomery County - Critique Session: Story Beginnings

February 09, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

All stories, including creative nonfiction or memoir, must include the Story Rules or Story Promises. Not familiar with the concept? Join us and learn.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting- January 31, 2019 with Cherrie Woods

January 31, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Writers/authors will learn general information about the book world as well as tips on how to develop an Author PR Tool Kit, ensure their online presence is effective and understand how their book genre will help focus their PR campaign.

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Cumberland - Proposed Chapter - Intro Mtg

January 19, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Private Home
pin 439 N Mechanic St,
Cumberland, MD 21502

learn from the MWA President about researching and writing historical novels and the travel and experiences it may require

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Howard County Chapter January Meeting

January 17, 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

Self-Publishing: A Panel of Authors Shares the Mistakes They've Made and the Lessons They've Learned

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Annapolis Chapter - January Meeting - Publishing in Literary Magazines

January 16, 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

Find out what editors of literary magazines are looking for, and how to write great cover letters to lit mags, agents, and editors of small book presses.

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Carroll County Chapter - How Do You Get a Book Published?

January 12, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Getting a book published can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do. It can also be one of the most frustrating.

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Montgomery County Chapter January Mtg

January 12, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

"What is the Cozy mystery?" "How is it different from other mysteries?" Come and find out!

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MWA Board Meeting - January 7

January 07, 2019
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Howard County Savage Library
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723

MWA Board Meeting Monday, January 7, 2019. Howard County Library Savage Branch Albert Einstein Classroom 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, Maryland 20723

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