MWA Calendar

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Past Meetings

MWA Webinar: What I Can Do Today - Inspiration and Resources for Writers in an Uncertain World

March 28, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Online Webinar

A free webinar for MWA members to stay connected and inspired, with poet and memoirist Barbara Morrison. Saturday, March 28 at 2 PM ET.

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POSTPONED - MWA Annual Conference: Brain to Bookshelf 2020 (Details TBA)

March 28, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - A limited number of rooms available are available at an MWA Room Discount - While Supplies Last
3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
Hyattsville, MD 20783
https://tinyurl.com/MWAConference2020

Saturday March 28 - Sunday March 29, 2020: Join us for our Annual Conference helping writers—no matter where you are in your writing journey— to develop the craft and community network to take your vision From Brain to Bookshelf.

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***CANCELLED*** - Baltimore Chapter March Meeting - Building a Strong Story Structure

March 26, 2020
7:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

Building a Strong Story Structure

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Frederick County Chapter: No Regular Meeting in March

March 21, 2020
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

There will be no March meeting due to the MWA Conference

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Rescheduled to Sept 19th - Howard County March Mtg - Finding Your Poet's Voice

March 19, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Rescheduled to Sept 19th - Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Get ready for April, National Poetry Month, by Honing the Poet Within

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Canceled - Annapolis Chapter - March Meeting - Writers Block Workshop

March 18, 2020
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

Locked-up and, therefore, unable to write?

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MWA Board Meeting - March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Elkridge Branch Library
6540 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075

MWA Board meeting will be March 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Elkridge Library Hockley Meeting Room 6540 Washington Blvd Elkridge MD 21075

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Carroll County Mtg: The Research Process with Lois Szymanski

March 14, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author Lois Szymanski will talk about the importance of research for both fiction and nonfiction writing.

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Postponed to a later date - Prince Georges County March Mtg - Women’s History Month with Yellow Arrow Publishing

March 14, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Postponed to a later date - Largo-Kettering Library
9601 Capital Lane
Largo, MD 20774

Recent statistics and the challenges of being a woman in publishing

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Cancelled - Montgomery County Chapter March Mtg - Fleshing Out Characters

March 14, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

Interactive presentation - we’ll discuss character arcs and how to tie them into the plot.

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South Baltimore: Pitch Perfect

March 11, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

When you sit down in front of a literary agent, you may have ten minutes to talk, but if you don't hook him/her in the first minute your chances of securing representation are dim. Austin S. Camacho, the editorial director for Intrigue Publishing and the

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Pitch Perfect: Pitch & Sell Your Book

March 11, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Editorial director and author Austin S. Camacho will teach you how to pitch to literary agents.

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March Meeting

March 10, 2020
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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St Mary's County Second Introductory Meeting - The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship

March 07, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Rd
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Craftsmanship is a learnable skill required to produce a publishable manuscript.

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The Importance of Names-Presentation by Andrew McDowell

February 27, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

How Much Thought do you give to Names?

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MWA Board Meeting - February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be February 24, 2020.

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Howard County February Mtg - P.J. O’Dwyer Presents “The State of Modern Romance"

February 20, 2020
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

Chocolates, flowers, and a complete run-down of the modern market for Romance

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Cumberland Chapter Feb. meeting

February 19, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Regular monthly meeting room
439 N Mechanic St,
Cumberland, MD 21502

Regular monthly meeting: 3rd Wed. of the month

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Annapolis Chapter - February Meeting - Storytelling Through Your Personal Ancestry

February 19, 2020
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

Learn the unique challenges and satisfactions discovered during research and writing.

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Frederick County Chapter: Cabin Fever Reliever!

February 15, 2020
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

Jeff Reynolds talks about the art of story telling, New England style

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South Baltimore Chapter - Marketing Bootcamp for Writers

February 12, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

interactive workshop with Kira Ming on marketing strategies for any level writer in any genre

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February Meeting

February 11, 2020
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 Mtg: Publishing in Literary Magazines

February 08, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Workshop to help you get your foot in the door with literary magazines

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Prince Georges County February Mtg - Romance Writing to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 08, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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

You can have too many books, too much coffee, or too much romance.

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Montgomery County Chapter February Mtg - Authentic Voice

February 08, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

What exactly is voice? How is it different than style? And how do you find yours?

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Mary Bargteil Between the Sheets-

January 30, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Crafting Intimate Scenes

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MWA Board Meeting - January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be Monday, January 27, 2020.

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Plotting for Pantzers – Or How to Get the Book Written Without Getting Stuck

January 25, 2020
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

Helping Pantsers Finish Their Novels!

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Howard County January Mtg - Using Scrivener to Make Writing Easier

January 16, 2020
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

Ed Swing presents the advantages of using Scrivener to organize your writing

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Annapolis Chapter - January Meeting - Fast Drafting For The Not So Speedy Writer

January 15, 2020
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

Practical tips and exercises that a writer can do to train themselves to become a fast-drafter. We’ll share and discuss roadblocks to fast-drafting and brainstorm solutions, including how to turn off that annoying internal editor.

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Carroll County Mtg: Expanding Your Writing Comfort Zone

January 11, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Roundtable discussion to refine and expand our writing skills

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Prince Georges County January Mtg - Heal Write Away

January 11, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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

Healing, poetry, and meditation and its relationship to writing and preparing for the New Year

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Montgomery County Chapter January Mtg - From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing, and Getting Your Book Published

January 11, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

If you ever want anyone to read your work . . . you’ll need to get published

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Poe: Fact or Fiction?

January 08, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Come join us for a discussion by Enrica Jang, the Director of the Poe House, on busting 5 myths about Baltimore's most famous writer.

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