MWA Calendar

MWA has transitioned to online meetings until further notice

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Past Meetings

North Baltimore Chapter: Behind-The-Scenes Discussion on the Business of Publishing

April 22, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

You’ve typed “the end” on your manuscript…now what?

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Cumberland Chapter - Jeanne Adams - Plotting 101

April 21, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Presentation by Jeanne Adams - Plotting 101

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Annapolis Chapter: Writing as Activism with Robert Stubblefield

April 21, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Poet and author Robert Stubblefield gives a glimpse into how writers, no matter the genre, can use their writing to help society move forward by observing, imagining, and creating the world-that-could-be from the world-that-is.

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MWA April 2021 Board Meeting

April 19, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Frederick April 2021 - Let Us Jam! (Part two – Let Us Slam!)

April 17, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Patti Ross will return to talk more about Slam Poetry and share some of her own performance poetry.

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Howard County: Character Development Workshop

April 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Learn to create believable, dynamic characters.

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South Baltimore Chapter - The Past is Always With Us

April 14, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

South Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

Explore ways to capture your past and craft them into stories.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

April 13, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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Poetically Speaking...from Across the Potomac: "Making Writer's Block A Myth"

April 10, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Prince George's County Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

Attendees will engage in an interactive workshop with writing prompts and a discussion with activities that will assist them in making writer’s block a myth.

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April Montgomery County Zoom meeting

April 10, 2021
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Open Mic Session

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St. Mary's/Calvert: Writing and Publishing your First Book

March 27, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

St. Mary's & Calvert Counties Chapter Zoom Meeting


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88517228803?pwd=MGdOck9yK1BxRmlSdzhZUXdpc0p3UT09

Learn about the process to write and successfully publish a professional looking book from publishing expert Jim Brewster, President of J2B Publishing

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North Baltimore Chapter: Writing (and Publishing!) Short Fiction

March 25, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

Learn short fiction disciplines and publishing tips!

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Webinar: Creating Believable Villains with Maria Snyder

March 20, 2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MWA Webinar Series

The enduring legacy of memorable villains to their complexity as characters. Tune in for insights on turning your one dimensional villain into a full blown bad ass that your readers will love to hate.

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Frederick March 2021

March 20, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Have you ever thought about freelance writing? Scott Harris has been doing it for the past eight-plus years, and it's entirely possible he learned something about it at some point. During this talk, he'll share pointers and lessons from his own experience

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Howard County: The Editor Strikes Back: Part II

March 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for additional insights from another editor.

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Annapolis Chapter: One Woman Living History

March 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Award-winning actress and Smithsonian Scholar Mary Ann Jung will be performing as Grace O’Malley, the Sea Queen of Connaught! Following her performance, Mary will detail how she researches and writes historical scripts.

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Cumberland Chapter - March Meeting

March 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cumberland Chapter Zoom Meeting
N/A
Cumberland, MD 21502
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqce2qpjoqH9TF0gEYXc0_brIFULUXu9uD

Welcome new members and poll group on their preferences for speakers and activities this year.

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MWA March 2021 Board Meeting

March 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Prince George's Chapter Meeting: Unleashing Your Purpose Through the Power of the Pen

March 13, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Prince George's County Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

Presented by Tanya Ward Jordan, MWA member and founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc.

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Carroll County Chapter March 2021: Becoming an Author at Any Age

March 13, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Carroll County Library Facebook and You Tube page

Learn how you can become a published author at any age, even without a college degree, agent or publisher.

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March Montgomery County Chapter Zoom meeting

March 13, 2021
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Learn how to create a world that will grab your readers.

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MWA South Baltimore: How to Promote Your Own Book

March 10, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

South Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

In this virtual workshop, authors will learn relevant and practical PR strategies to help develop a public profile for themselves and their books, and ultimately, get more sales.

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Frederick Chapter Drop-In

March 09, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Let's get together on something other than a Saturday! It really can be done! Just drop on by to let us know what you're up to and to hear what everyone else is doing. You don't have to be on time, you don't have to stay the whole time.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

March 09, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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First Friday - March 2021 - Pat Valdata

March 05, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us to listen to Pat Valdata, fiction writer and poet followed by Open Mic. Pat's newest novel, Eve’s Daughters, was published by Moonshine Cove in November 2020.

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North Baltimore Chapter: On the Line

February 25, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

Examine how line is crucial to meaning and nuance in poetry.

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Montgomery County/Frederick County joint meeting in February

February 20, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

In this practical, participatory workshop, publishing and writing experts Valarie Austin, Katherine Pickett, and Barbara Morrison share innovative tools and techniques to help you restart your writing.

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Howard County: The Editor Strikes Back: Part I

February 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Find out what editors really think about your submissions

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From Shy to Sold - Presentation by Ally Machate

February 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Querying, proposing, and getting your book published.

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MWA Charles County February Chapter Meeting - Virtual Launch Parties

February 17, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Online

Megan Ellis, Charles County Chapter secretary/treasurer, will speak to us about virtual launch parties.

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Annapolis Chapter: Navigating the Paths of Publishing

Join Michele Chynoweth as she discusses all of the various publishing paths, the pros and cons of each when it comes to time, money, marketing and more—and how to best approach each.

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MWA February 2021 Board Meeting

February 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Prince George's Chapter Meeting: Sit In While You Write In

February 13, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Prince George's County Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

This session will be interactive as we fast draft on what hope, determination and perseverance means to you.

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MWA: South Baltimore: Do I Need an Audio Version of My Literary Masterpiece?

February 10, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

South Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

Many authors are considering if they need an audio version of their book. This presentation will provide information to help authors decide whether this is an additional option they want to add to their library of products.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

February 09, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting

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First Friday - February 2021 - Voices of Woodlawn

February 05, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In Voices of Woodlawn, Maryland poets Diane Wilbon Parks, Patrick Washington, Sylvia Dianne “Ladi Di” Beverly and Hiram Larew, joined by poet and harmonica player, Cliff Bernier, give voice to those enslaved at Woodlawn, a Virginia plantation.

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NORTH BALTIMORE CHAPTER MEETING: RE-OPENING YOUR LIFE IN 2021 – A GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP

January 28, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-qgqD0vHdPfYJlcZSrYNPAMIkDPV9Jn

Jump start 2021with goals and action plans that help you achieve your aspirations as a writer!

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How To Sell More Books in 2021

January 23, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

MWA Webinar Series

Ally E. Machate is on a mission to make great books happen and help authors reach more readers. Learn the 3 best ways to start selling more books, and avoid the mistakes that slow sales, with steps you can take right away.

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St. Mary's/Calvert January Writer's Roundtable

January 23, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

St. Mary's & Calvert Counties Chapter Zoom Meeting


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87144350391?pwd=NHFOMmdWNGNHT1dJSTlVazh4bTROdz09

This is a special roundtable with our chapter! We were introduced to many of your wonderful talents last August as we shared a short story or a section of a larger work with the group, it was such a positive day we thought, why not start 2021 the same way

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Non-Fiction Panel Workshop

January 21, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This Nonfiction Panel Workshop featuring Valarie Austin, Katherine Pickett and Phil Padgett will discuss their diverse works and publishing experiences and answer your questions about non-fiction, publishing, marketing and more.

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Writers Block Workshop

January 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This writers block workshop will introduce a technique known as Common Sense Writing, which explores using sensory isolation as a means to get out of your head and develop ideas from different perspectives.

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Cumberland Chapter January Meeting

January 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We will introduce new officers and discuss future chapter activities for the coming year.

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Paul Lagasse speaks about his career

January 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Monthly Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore January Meeting

January 19, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuspjsqGtbjzRQtgHmARZqmCWIG2M1E

Monthly gathering of the chapter! No presenters – just a friendly get-together. 

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MWA January 2021 Board Meeting

January 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Let us Slam!

January 16, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

This workshop will explore the history of slam poetry and review the works of ‘Old Possum’ and ‘Slampapi’ . Is their work really that similar? Let us slam!

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South Baltimore Chapter - Pointers for Self-Publishing

January 13, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

South Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd--vpj0rHdAWF4r_7w031P-qDv8u0c24

Author & Publisher Eileen McIntire will discuss the pros and cons of traditional vs. print on demand (POD), as well as how to produce your self-published book, and crucial considerations for self-publishing.

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The Art of Setting Creative Intentions

January 09, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Prince George's County Chapter Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2rpj4tGNB4wU5dMvMm7gJ9gkCo-v2F

Learn the difference between setting an intention versus a goal for creative projects

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January Montgomery County Zoom Program

January 09, 2021
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

how to design your workspace to make it and you more productive

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First Friday Open Mic - January 2021 - Featured Poet Tara A. Elliott

January 01, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Featured Presenter Tara A. Elliott. Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers.

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