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February 2020

Storytelling Through Your Personal Ancestry

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Elayne Bond Hyman In recognition of Black History Month, the Maryland Writers’ Association invites you to walk with us through the journey of guest speaker Elayne Bond Hyman who, while researching her ancestral roots, has felt compelled to write the novel They Came Across South Mountain. With a story grounded in Maryland history during a ninety-year period between 1830 and 1920, Elayne will share the unique challenges and satisfactions she discovered during the seven year research and writing process. This…

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Non-Chapter Event: The Importance of Names

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PAL Center Cockeysville, 9836 Greenside Dr
Cockeysville, MD 21030-5006 United States
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Cover of Mystical Greenwood Chapter Secretary, Andrew McDowell, will be the guest speaker at the Baltimore chapter. He will be presenting his topic, The Importance of Names, on February 27, 2020, at 9836 Greenside Dr, Cockeysville, MD 21030-5006. If you missed this presentation when he spoke at the Annapolis chapter meeting, here is your chance to benefit from Andrew’s insight. https://m.facebook.com/events/528535124360424 Event Description: How much thought do you give to the names in your story? Names evoke feelings and images,…

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March 2020

Postponed – Writers Block Workshop

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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This will have to be rescheduled. See this link for more information. Are you feeling frozen inside? Stuck in your head? Locked-up and, therefore, unable to write? Do you have a story idea coming to mind, but something is thwarting the starting process? Are you starting to feeling discouraged, demoralized, inadequate? Most writers will agree they have suffered through the creative agony that sometimes develops inside one of these scenarios. There must be some kind of outside-of the-box technique to…

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Canceled – MWA Annual Conference 2020

March 28 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
College Park Marriott Hotel Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783 United States
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From Brain to Bookshelf 2020 CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS Publishing Expert Jane Friedman On Saturday Jane will present Today’s Key Book Publishing Paths: What’s New, What’s Old, and What’s Right for You? Over the last decade, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous evolution due to the growth of online retail and digital books, as well as the power of any author to publish and distribute their work at the click of a button. Jane discusses everything you need to know about how…

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April 2020

Canceled – Putting Yourself Out There: The Public Life of the Writer

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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It’s hard enough to get words on the page—but then you have to get your work in front of agents, editors and readers. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, the process can be daunting, and the etiquette expectations opaque and confusing. In this session, we’ll talk about some of the critical principles of being a bold, respectful writer in the public sphere, both in-person and online. We’ll cover tips on how to read your work in front of others,…

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(Zoom) Putting Yourself Out There: The Public Life of the Writer

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

It’s hard enough to get words on the page—but then you have to get your work in front of agents, editors and readers. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, the process can be daunting, and the etiquette expectations opaque and confusing. In this session, we’ll discuss what makes the public writer life feel daunting at times, and talk about some of the critical principles of being a bold, respectful writer in the public sphere, both in-person and online. We’ll…

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Canceled – Open Mic Event – Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr
Annapolis, MD 21403 United States
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This will need to be rescheduled. See this link for more information. Read your published, unpublished, finished or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive people. Sign up for your five-minute spot at annapolismwa@gmail.com, select something that represents your work well, and start practicing now!

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May 2020

(Zoom) Nonfiction: The Truth Versus Fiction

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Although many people write research papers, reports, or essays in high school and college, nonfiction writers have the challenge of telling fact-based narratives that still ought to be vivid and engaging in order to entice people to read them. Meanwhile, the lines of where historical fiction and stories that are based on a true story can sometimes be blurred. What exactly is nonfiction anyway? Ms. Austin will offer insights about the nonfiction genre including the forms of nonfiction writing, as…

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June 2020

(Zoom) Allegories: Whispering Truths Through Art, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Story

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Allegory is a way to reveal a hidden meaning, to whisper truth using the medium of story, poem, song, picture, play, or even simply music to “say without saying” important things. It’s a means to bring the audience to a place of consideration, to cause the thoughtful reader and listener to pause and reflect, or perhaps to simply be still and wonder at the scene presented. Local author, Ben Anderson, will lead our discussion about writing allegories—how authors have done…

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(Zoom) MWA Elections & Annual Membership Meeting 2020

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

On the agenda are the election of officers, readings of winning poetry from the 2019 poetry contest, and a moderated session for your input on important questions regarding plans for the coming year. We need your ideas and preferences. The meeting will be held by Zoom on June 20, 2 p.m., and is open to all MWA members and guests. Click here to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-6hrjwoGNc6t21dUUfjlVWtb69u5-72 The MWA Nominations Committee has prepared the following slate of candidates for the two-year term beginning July 1,…

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