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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 ...

October at MWAA: Open Mic Night!

This is always a crowd favorite, so be a part of the fun and excitement — start practicing now! Andrew McDowell reads from his upcoming novel, Mystical Greenwood, at the 2016 MWA Annapolis Open Mic Night. Join us on Wednesday, 18 October at 7:00 p.m. for open mic night. (Well,... Continue reading ...

August at MWAA: Working with a Publicist

Learn the ins and outs of what a publicist can do for you, and what you need to do to make the relationship work. Continue reading ...

July at MWAA: The Interrupted Writer

Navigate your writing through life's busyness with award-winning author Ellen Prentiss Campbell. Continue reading ...

May at MWAA: Put Your Traveling Pen to Paper

More of us are traveling more frequently these days, heading to exotic locales and experiencing other countries and cultures, often in surprising and unplanned ways. Those adventures are ripe for use in freelance travel articles and other stories. Long-time D.C. journalist, author, and freelance writer L. Peat O’Neil joins MWAA... Continue reading ...

April at MWAA: Is YA Fiction Your Genre?

Young adult (YA) fiction is one of the hottest segments of the publishing market these days, but writing effectively for this audience demands an approach that in many ways makes writing YA more challenging that writing for either adults or children. Join us on Wednesday, April 19th to learn more... Continue reading ...

March at MWAA: Inside a Book Review Site

What does it take to get a review from a well-respected review site? How do you get that killer blurb for your bookcover? Join us March 15th when Senior Editor of the Washington Independent Review of Books (WIRoB) Carrie Callahan joins MWAA to give us the skinny on how the... Continue reading ...

February at MWAA: In the Recording Studio (your prep needed!)

We don’t normally ask that people tell us ahead of time whether they plan to come to a meeting, but this one is special, because on 15 February 2017, we’ll be recording! “Your Words, Your Voice”: In the Recording Studio with Izolda Trakhtenberg You asked for it, and we’re making... Continue reading ...

January at MWAA: The Art of Memoir

Because we know your resolution for 2017 is to write more, you’ll absolutely want to join us on 18 January for this  inspirational discussion with award-winning writer Barbara Morrison, a pillar of the Baltimore writing community. Memoir is perhaps the most popular genre for emerging writers, and many of our... Continue reading ...

Video of Rafael Alvarez’ October 2016 talk

Rafael Alvarez gave a great talk. Here it is. Enjoy! Rafael Alvarez – MWA Annapolis from fablestofilm on Vimeo. Continue reading ...

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