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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 ...

Annapolis MWA January 2013 meeting, with Justin Sirois

The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) will host Justin Sirois on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Justin Sirois is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore City paper recently said “Sirois is well on his way to becoming... Continue reading ...

Video of the Larry Matthews talk

Local writer Larry Matthews spoke at the Annapolis chapter of the MWA in November 2012. Part 1 (his presentation): Part 2 (questions and answers): Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA February 2013 meeting, with David Read Barker

Local author David Read Barker has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday February 20, 2013. He will speak on his life and successes as a writer, and his talk is entitled, “A Tale of Two Books.” The first book, published traditionally, is... Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA November 2012 meeting, with Larry Matthews

Local author Larry Matthews has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Thursday November 15, 2012. The speaker has worked as a news anchor/reporter/editor at various television and radio stations in the Washington DC area. His reporting was honored with a George Foster Peabody... Continue reading ...

Video of horror-writer Jeffrey L. Shipley’s talk

This is video of Annapolis MWA talk by Jeffrey L. Shipley on Wednesday 2012-10-17. Jeff Shipley of unpopularpublications.com gave a great talk at the October 2012 meeting of the Annapolis Maryland Writers Association. He publishes Tales of Blood and Roses, a horror magazine. Websites he talked about were:  unpopularpublications.com  kamikazewoman.com... Continue reading ...

Annapolis MWA November 2012 meeting

The November meeting will be at a different date than usual. Usually, we meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month. However, the November meeting will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month. That will be November 15th. Same time (6:30pm) and same place (Maryland Hall for the Arts, in... Continue reading ...

Schedule for the 2012 Maryland Writers Conference

The conference is on Saturday October 20, 2012 at the University of Baltimore’s Thumel Business Center. More information is at the MWA website. Continue reading ...

New Teen Writers’ Group in Montgomery County

Here is the email from Mark Willen, who has started a new group in Montgomery County: As some of you know, one of MWA’s projects is to lead Teen Writers’ Clubs throughout the state. Diane Booth has run very successful clubs for several years, and with her assistance, I am... Continue reading ...

Videos of Jim Heimberg’s talk in September 2012

Annapolis area writer and Maryland Writers’ Association President Jim Heimberg spoke at the MWA – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday September 19, 2012. His talk was on “The Craft of Writing and the Future of the MWA.” This first part is on The Craft of Writing. This second part is... Continue reading ...

Jeffrey L. Shipley will be the October 2012 speaker

Local author Jeffrey L. Shipley has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday October 17, 2012. The speaker is the creative force behind Unpopular Publications, and publishes the critically acclaimed horror zine, Tales of Blood and Roses. He has work in or forthcoming... Continue reading ...

Jim Heimberg will be the September 2012 speaker

Annapolis area writer and MWA President Jim Heimberg has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday September 19, 2012. His talk will be on “The Craft of Writing and the Future of the MWA.” The meeting is open to the public and free... Continue reading ...

Fernando Quijano III talk

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”– Sir Winston Churchill British politician (1874 – 1965). This is Fernando Quijano III’s favorite quote. Fernando is a showman, a truly modest man, and a very talented writer. He just finished his term as... Continue reading ...

interview with Maryland Writers’ Association President Jim Heimberg

Maryland Writers’ Association President Jim Heimberg is a regular attendee of the Annapolis chapter meetings of the MWA. Here he speaks about his platform and vision for the MWA. It took place on 2012-07-18 at the Maryland Hall in Annapolis. Continue reading ...

MWA Annapolis November meeting date

The Annapolis chapter of the MWA will meet Thursday November 15th, instead of the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This will be a change for the month of November only. Continue reading ...

An interview with Paul Lagasse and Gary Lester

An interview with MWA members Paul Lagasse (upcoming VP of the MWA) and Gary Lester (past president of the Baltimore chapter of the MWA) on their joint writing project Channel 37: Continue reading ...

Fernando Quijano III will be the July 2012 speaker

Local author Fernando Quijano has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday July 18, 2012. The speaker is has just finished his term as vice-president of the MWA. His work has been featured in “Welter,” “Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore” and the poetry... Continue reading ...

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