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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 ...

October at MWAA: Hometown Boy Rafael Alvarez Talks About His Writing Life

MWAA is proud to welcome Rafael Alvarez on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. Journalist, author, screenwriter, member of the Seafarers International Union of North America: Rafael Alvarez has done it all, and he’ll be sharing some of those experiences with us. Alvarez is a tireless chronicler of the under-represented,... Continue reading ...

September at MWAA: The Energy of Poetry with Grace Cavalieri

NOTE: The September 21st meeting will be held in Room 308 of the Maryland Hall. As the host of radio’s “The Poet and the Poem” for the last 39 years, poet and playwright Grace Cavalieri has the distinction of having interviewed the  largest number of sitting poets laureate. MWA Annapolis... Continue reading ...

Videos for Lauren Silberman’s talk, 2016-08-17

These videos are of of Lauren Silberman’s MWA Annapolis talk. For more details, please see annapolismwa.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/august-at-mwaa-bringing-local-history-to-life-with-lauren-silberman/ Continue reading ...

August at MWAA: Bringing Local History to Life with Lauren Silberman

Join us on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 as local author Lauren Silberman takes us on a journey through her work to capture the quirky stories of local Maryland history. Lauren plans to share the research methods she uses, such as networking/crowdsourcing, databases, primary vs. secondary sources, bibliographies, googling, interviews, how... Continue reading ...

July Chapter Meeting: Writers Wanted for “Destination” Websites

Looking for opportunities to grow your social media network and expand your portfolio of published works? Of course you are! Then you need to come to our July chapter meeting to hear our speaker, Tony Russo, who is looking for writers to contribute on a regular basis to a set... Continue reading ...

Your State and Chapter Officers

The new state board was elected on 11 June and began its two-year term on 1 July. We are thrilled to have a well-rounded slate of officers at the state level, and here they are: President: Eileen Haavik Mcintire Vice President: Janet Ruck Secretary: Chip Trimmier Treasurer: Kimberly Goon Communications... Continue reading ...

June 2016 at MWAA: Speak Your Words! + Chapter Elections

Be sure to join us on June 15th, when we’ll be holding chapter elections for the upcoming year; members must be present at the meeting to vote. But the real draw is that popular workshop leader Izolda Trakhtenberg joins us again, this time to help us improve in reading our... Continue reading ...

Videos for Austin Camacho’s talk, 2016-05-18

Austin Camacho gave a talk entitled “Writing Exercises”. Since there were some dead times when everyone was writing, I edited those parts out. part 1 part 2   Continue reading ...

MWAA Welcomes Austin Camacho in May

MWA Annapolis is thrilled to welcome the always-engaging Austin Camacho to our monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm. Austin plans to help us with some writing exercises, as he explains: Every writer needs a little inspiration now and then, but how do we jumpstart our imaginations? I... Continue reading ...

March 2016 at MWAA: James Gossard discusses his graphic novel MOBTOWN

In 1817, German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffman (1776 – 1822) wrote the short story “The Sandman”. Hoffman was in the vanguard of the short story movement. He did not anticipate that nearly two hundred years later his work would be the inspiration for a 1959 mobster graphic novel, Mobtown. On... Continue reading ...

February 2016 at MWAA: Katherine Pickett Talks Editors and Editing

Plan to join us on Wednesday, 17 February, when award-winning writer and editor Katherine Pickett explains what we need to know to make the very best use of crucial editing resources. Editors: Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Can Help You If you plan to publish your... Continue reading ...

Video and slides from Izolda Trakhtenberg’s talk

Note: for copyright reasons, several minutes were cut from part 2, but the corresponding topic can be found in the slides. Follow along yourself with these slides: trakhtenberg_FlashYourFiction_slides2016 Many thanks to Izolda for the great presentation! Continue reading ...

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