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April 2014 Annapolis MWA speaker: John DeDakis

We are very proud to announce that John DeDakis will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA at our April, 2014 meeting. John was CNN Senior Copy Editor on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” and is the author of two mystery-suspense novels. More details later! Continue reading ...

March 2014 speaker: Stephen Phillips

We are very proud to announce that Stephen Phillips, author of The Recipient’s Son, has agreed to speak at the March 19, 2014 meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the MWA. More details later! Continue reading ...

November 2013 speaker at the Annapolis MWA – Daniel McInerny

Local author Daniel McInerny has agreed to speak at the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association for November, 2013. This talk will consider the self-publishing phenomenon (with an emphasis either upon his children’s and adult fiction), writing high comedy in an age of irony, and children’s literature. His... Continue reading ...

Video from Nancy Smay’s talk

slides (pdf):  smay_AgentPresentation_2013-10-17 slides (power-point): smay_AgentPresentation_2013-10-17 Continue reading ...

Kat Spitzer, MWA Annapolis chapter president

This is a short interview with our very own Kat Spitzer, author of The Happy Hypochondriac, newspaper reporter, and the newly elected president of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. Kat Spitzer, author from wdj on Vimeo. Check out her great blog as well as... Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA October Meeting With Maryland writer Nancy Smay

Local author Nancy Smay has agreed to speak to the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association on October 16, 2013. The title of her talk is Agents and ePublishing – How do literary agents fit into the brave new world of ePublishing and self-publishing? This talk will consider... Continue reading ...

Future speakers

For members who would like to do plan out their schedule, this is a list of the speakers we have lined up: August 21, 2013 – Vonnie Crist, announcement September 18, 2013 – Sarah Pinsker, announcement October 16, 2013 – Nancy Smay, announcement November 20, 2013 – Daniel McInerny, announcement... Continue reading ...

Video from Doug Norton’s July talk

I had to cut off the last question from the audience in part 2 for technical reasons (that part of the clip got corrupted somehow). Also, the wireless mic batteries died midway, and so the audio in the second part isn’t as nice as in the first part. Sorry about... Continue reading ...

MWA’s new mailing address

Effective immediately, the MWA’s new mailing address is: Maryland Writers’ Association 3 Church Circle #165 Annapolis, MD 21401 Continue reading ...

New MWA Annapolis Chapter Officers for 2013-14

At the chapter meeting on 19 June, Kathleen “Kat” Spitzer was elected to succeed past president Rolf Renner. Sally M. Whitney succeeds past Treasurer Julie Coleman. David Barker takes over as Secretary from Kat Spitzer, and David Joyner fills the post of Program Chair vacated by Paul Harrell. Continue reading ...

Video of Laura Shovan’s June MWA talk

Part 1: Laura Shovan speaker to the Annapolis MWA, part 1 from wdj on Vimeo. Part 2: Laura Shovan speaker to the Annapolis MWA, part 2 from wdj on Vimeo. Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA September Meeting With Maryland writer Sarah Pinsker

Local author and musician Sarah Pinsker has agreed to speak at the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association on Wednesday September 18, 2013. Her talk is entitled “What Being a Touring Musician Taught Me About Writing & Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Literary Fiction”. The meeting is open... Continue reading ...

Call for volunteers for Annapolis chapter positions

The next meeting of the Annapolis chapter, on June 19th with poet Laura Shovan as our speaker, will be preceeded by a quick vote for new chapter officers. The following positions have no volunteers (yet) who have said they will definitely run for them: chapter secretary and chapter press+media contact.... Continue reading ...

Annual meeting of the MWA on June 1, 2013

The Annual MWA meeting on Saturday June 1, will be combined with a chapter meeting this year. The Montgomery Chapter invites you to their June session, which will start off with the Annual MWA Meeting. President Paul Lagasse will give updates and answer questions. Immediately following the annual meeting, there... Continue reading ...

June Meeting of the Annapolis MWA

We are pleased to announce that Laura Shovan, poet and editor of Little Patuxent Review, will talk to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA in June 2013. The title is “On poetry and the Little Patuxent Review” and she will also speak about her life as poet, editor and educator.... Continue reading ...

May speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Local author Christopher T. George has agreed to speak to the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association on May 15, 2013. He will speak on his life and successes as a writer, particularly his book Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay. His talk... Continue reading ...

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