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December 18, 2019 at Annapolis MWA: Open Mic Night! Always A Crowd Favorite

The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) presents Open Mic Night! Well, technically, we don’t have an actual microphone, so bring your big, room-filling speaking voice. This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group... Continue reading ...

November 20, 2019 at Annapolis MWA: The Devil Is In The Details

The Maryland Writers’ Association is hosting a discussion titled The Devil Is In The Details, presented by award-winning historical novelist, Lucia St. Clair Robson. We’ll discuss finding the “sweet spot” between too much detail and too little, which is especially important when writing historical fiction. Other topics include the origin... Continue reading ...

October 16, 2019 at Annapolis MWA: Connecting Your Readers To Your Protagonist(s)

Characters are an important part of creative fictional story telling—often the most important. It’s through the protagonist(s) that the reader connects to the story. In this interactive presentation, we’ll discuss character arcs, how to tie them into the plot, and how to flesh out your imaginary characters so they feel... Continue reading ...

October 12 – Donald Maass Workshop 2019

Register Here Maryland Writers’ Association is pleased to offer an all-day workshop with Donald Maass on The Emotional Craft of Fiction. The workshop will be held at the Hilton BWI, on October 12, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm. MWA Member Registration NOW OPEN: $99General Registration (available August 1):... Continue reading ...

September 18, 2019 at Annapolis MWA: Collaborating With Your Inner Child

Wouldn’t it be great if writing were fun again? Imagine the possibilities if you didn’t have to fight so hard to come up with fresh, new ideas or gain a new perspective. Let us teach you how to hack your own brain and give you tools that will entice your... Continue reading ...

August 21, 2019 at Annapolis MWA: Based on a True Story

Based On A True Story: How To Create Your Fictional Plot and Characters Sometimes, real life whisks us away into situations that later become a source of inspiration for compelling fiction novels. Tom Glenn has lived through a lot. His critically acclaimed novels and short stories include stories of war,... Continue reading ...

July 17, 2019 at MWA Annapolis: Overlapping Fundamentals, An Interview With A Playwright

Dylan Roche’s professional background as a teacher, journalist and editor, published novelist, as well as actor and director brings a well-rounded perspective on his experiences as a playwright. This interactive and lively presentation will be focused on the differences and similarities playwriting has with other types of writing. Dylan will... Continue reading ...

June 19, 2019 at Annapolis MWA: What is Artifact Literature?

Prose is written in a series of paragraphs. Poems, in a series of lines, stanzas. But is that it? Not if writers have anything to say about it. In the last ten years, great works of literature have been told via lists, Power Points, tweet storms, hotel reviews, recommendation letters, emails, YouTube... Continue reading ...

May 15, 2019 at MWA Annapolis Chapter: Susan Cohen’s Point of View Workshop

Imagine a scene, any scene, ordinary or extraordinary. Perhaps it is a quiet moment at the local supermarket when a toddler in a shopping cart grabs a glass ketchup bottle while the parents aren’t watching.  The bottle smashes to the floor and the child begins to cry and the parents... Continue reading ...

April 17, 2019 at MWA Annapolis: Pitching your Story to Agents and Publishers

Join us and Speaker Mary Stojak, April 17, 2019 at 7pm  to learn more about writing a pitch? What information should you include in a query letter? What about a synopsis? Long time MWA member, Mary Stojak will provide insight into the query letter that will make an agent or publisher want... Continue reading ...

March at MWAA: Shaping the Story of You: From Memories to Memoir

March 20th at 7pm join us and speaker Susan Moger as she will give the presentation “Shaping the Story of You: From Memories to Memoir”.  If you are writing to release your memories, distill their meaning, and shape them into stories, this can be the most surprising and meaningful writing... Continue reading ...

Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions: February at MWAA: Between the Sheets- by Mary Bargteil

Update 2-19-2019: Unfortunately, due to incoming Snow and Icy weather, we will have to reschedule Professor Bargteil’s presentation to another date. Please follow us on the Annapolis Chapter Facebook Page  Continue reading ...

December at MWAA: Open Mic Night!

This is always a crowd favorite, so be a part of the fun and excitement — start practicing now! Join us on Wednesday, 19 December at 7:00 p.m. for open mic night. (Well, technically, we don’t have a microphone, so you’ll need to bring your big, room-filling speaking voice). This... Continue reading ...

MWAA Calendar of Events

MWAA has a great set of programs lined up through year's end--put these on your calendar! Continue reading ...

October at MWAA: Develop Driving Dialogue

MWAA is thrilled to welcome noted novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff to help us with our dialogue challenges! Continue reading ...

August at MWAA: Write off the Map

Get ready to write "off the map" with Julie Wakeman-Linn in this idea-generating workshop. Continue reading ...

July at MWAA: Get Creative with Nonfiction

Learn what sets creative nonfiction apart from other genres with Barbara Morrison at MWAA. Continue reading ...

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