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MWA Newsletter
Check out our
Spring 2018 Issue
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MWA happenings, 
member shout-outs,
and insights on
the writing life.

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting-Member Critique Session

May 31, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

This is the opportunity for Baltimore Chapter members to receive feedback from their fellow members about their current writing project.

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Carroll County Chapter: Writing a Romance Novel: Relationship 101 – What qualities do the characters in a romance novel need to possess?

June 09, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has written eight novels, which have sold more than 300,000 copies.

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Charles County Chapter: The Art Of Romance

June 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Christ Church
112 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646

Romance writer Delancey Stewart will talk with us about writing romance novels, getting published, editing choices, and much more.

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MWA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections

June 23, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The Annual Meeting and bi-annual board elections will be held at the East Columbia Branch of the Howard County library on June 23, 2018.  Join us in the Lucille Clifton Meeting Room A/B from 1-3pm.

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“HopeWorks Open Mic readings from Dragonfly Magazine

June 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hope Works
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046

HopeWorks Dragonfly readings feature local poets’ work, offering reflections on life, love, trauma, justice, renewal and hope. Authors will have an opportunity to read their work at this dynamic gathering; to share ‘the power of words’ and promote healing

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View the full calendar here.

MWA chapter meetings are open to the public and are free to MWA members and first-time guests. Returning non-members will be asked to pay $5. Non-members wishing to join MWA may do so at meetings or here

Events marked 'FYI' are not MWA events, and are provided as a courtesy for the benefit of members and supporters.



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