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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 ...

July speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Doug Norton, author of political thriller Code Word: Paternity, the timely and cautionary tale of a North Korean dictator, an American president and nuclear terrorism, will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on July 17th, at 6:30pm. He will share the story of his ongoing journey as a... Continue reading ...

August speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Vonnie Crist, author of YA fantasy, “The Enchanted Skean” has agreed to be the August speaker at the Annapolis chapter meeting of the MWA. She will talk about writing for the Young Adult audience and share her journey as a writer and poet. Her talk will be on Wednesday, August... Continue reading ...

Announcement for April 17 Annapolis MWA talk

Title: Turning Rejections Into Acceptances: Breaking Into Literary Journals to Build a Publishing History. Speaker: Sherry Audette Morrow Time+place: April 17 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Sherry Audette Morrow, founding editor of Scribble magazine, will share the editor’s perspective on the submission process and answers... Continue reading ...

Maryland Writers’ Association chapter leader summit videos

The first Maryland Writers’ Association chapter leader summit was held March 10, 2013, at the Homewood Suites in Columbia, MD. This meeting served to allow MWA chapter leaders to hear from state board members, mingle with fellow chapter leaders and brainstorm ideas.The first part had introductions by President Paul Lagasse,... Continue reading ...

Video of Justin Sirois’ talk

Here is the video of Justin Sirois’ talk on January 16th. Thank you Justin for the great presentation! Continue reading ...

December 2012 meeting – open mike

Thanks to Paul Lagasse, who organized the meeting, and Rolf Renner, who provided the refreshments, including homemade Christmas cookies, donuts, apple cider, and coffee. Some of the readings are seen in the signup roster: Continue reading ...

New MWA president and vice-president

The Board of the Maryland Writers’ Association announced today that the Annapolis chapter’s own Paul Lagasse and Carolee Noury, from the Montgomery County chapter, are the new President and Vice President, respectively, in a special election following the resignation of the previous President, Jim Heimberg. Congratulations to both! For more... Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA March 2013 meeting, with Julie Colman

Julie Coleman’s book, Unexpected Love: God’s Heart Revealed through Jesus’ Conversations with Women, was released by Thomas Nelson Publishers in February 2013.  Thomas Nelson is the largest Christian publisher in the world and sixth largest American trade publisher. Unexpected Love is available at Sam’s Club, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and Christian... Continue reading ...

Read Your Work at MWAA’s December 19th Open Mic!

Share a sample from your latest work-in-progress, or read from your favorite published work, at the Annapolis Chapter’s open mic session on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 of Maryland Hall! Join MWA members who live and write in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for this first-come, first-read event.... Continue reading ...

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