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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 ...

June at MWAA: Chapter Elections, Open Mic Night, & Cake!

Please join us for annual chapter elections and perennial crowd favorite Open Mic Night--start practicing now! Continue reading ...

April at MWAA: Developing Believable Characters

Acclaimed author Barbara Esstman leads a workshop on developing believable characters. Continue reading ...

February at MWAA: Ghostwriting — Secret and Not-so-secret Collaborations

Thinking about other ways to make an income from your writing? Interested in being a part of book projects that can change lives? Join us at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 21 to meet a nationally bestselling ghostwriter and learn a little more about this “under the radar” writing field,... Continue reading ...

January at MWAA: Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters: A Body Disposal Primer for Writers

Got an inconvenient corpse in your book that someone needs to dispose of? What about one that has turned up and needs to be investigated? Or perhaps a character that just begs to be offed in an interesting way? Whether you are writing mystery, thriller, suspense, crime procedural, or a... Continue reading ...

Special Event, 12/16: Bullet Journaling

In place of our December monthly meeting, MWA Annapolis is going on a field trip--join us! Continue reading ...

November at MWAA: Debut Authors Panel

Most aspiring authors have a ton of questions about what it takes to get a book-length project published. Now is your chance to ask all those questions of three debut authors whose books have come out in the last year. Join MWA members Lisa Hillman, Ted Weber, and Sally Whitney,... Continue reading ...

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