MWA Calendar

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Past Meetings

Howard County May Mtg - Edgar Allan Poe: Fact or Fiction?

May 23, 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

Edgar Allan Poe: Fact or Fiction?

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-May 23, 2019 with Dale Lehman-Writing Tight (Show Don't Tell)

May 23, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

You know as a writer you should show, not tell, but what does that mean and how do you actually do it? In this workshop, learn what showing really is.

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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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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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Gaithersburg Book Festival - Saturday, May 18, 2019; 10:00 - 6:00 p.m.

May 18, 2019
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, MD
http://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/

MWA has a booth from which to sell books or talk to interested writers about the MWA.

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South Baltimore Chapter Meeting May 26, 2019 with Michele Chynoweth discussing Getting Started.

May 16, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Do you have a great idea for a book but are just not sure how to get started writing it? Michele Chynoweth will show you how to come up with a great title, synopsis, outline, writing style and more for your first book!

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Annapolis Chapter - May Meeting - Point of View

May 15, 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

Explore point of view using two of your own characters

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Charles County Chapter May Mtg - Local Historical Research - Finding Josiah Henson

May 15, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

What Happened to Uncle Tom?

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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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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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Montgomery County Chapter May Mtg - Your Book Your Way

May 11, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

Your Book Your Way: Step-by-Step Self-Publishing

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MWA Board Meeting - April 29

April 29, 2019
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 29, 2019.

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Kensington Day of the Book

April 28, 2019
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Kensington Day of the Book
3716 - 3786 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
https://dayofthebook.com

MWA Authors Asked to Submit Books for Sale at the MWA booth

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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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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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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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Annapolis Chapter - April Meeting - Pitching Your Story

April 17, 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

Mary Stojak teaches how to write a query letter that makes agents/publishers want to see more.

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PG County Chapter - April Mtg - Researching Josiah Henson

April 13, 2019
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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

Edna Troiano talks about her experience researching and writing about Josiah Henson

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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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Montgomery County Chapter April Mtg - An Overview of Publishing

April 13, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

An Overview of Publishing: The Big 5 to Small Presses

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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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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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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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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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