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Updates for MWA Members

The latest editions of Quick Notes from the President and Quarterly Newsletter are now available for members. Login to your member account and then click on the links under the 'Member' menu to learn more about MWA happenings, writer submission and contest opportunities, member successes, craft insi...

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January 2019 Notable Maryland Author Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971) “I am a conscientious man, when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned.”  Nash was born in Rye, New York and attended and then dropped out of Harvard after one year.  He worked on Wall Street and then as a teacher before becoming ...

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Jan 17

Howard County Chapter January Meeting

Self-Publishing: A Panel of Authors Shares the Mistakes They've Made and the Lessons They've Learned

Jan 31

Baltimore Chapter Meeting- January 31, 2019 with Cherrie Woods

Writers/authors will learn general information about the book world as well as tips on how to develop an Author PR Tool Kit, ensure their online presence is effective and understand how their book genre will help focus their PR campaign.

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Feb 28

Howard County Chapter: An Invitation to Write – Children’s Literature and Developing Young Writers

Children’s Author Faye McCray discusses her approach to storytelling for young children, along with ways to encourage children to build their own stories.

Mar 28

Howard County Chapter: Writing for Comics and other Graphic Genres

Description: Al Gross, award-winning writer for comic books, syndicated comic strips, and television, shares how he became a writer, along with the peculiarities of writing for graphic genres.

Apr 18

Howard County Chapter: The Science Fiction Market Today: Building your Brand and Audience

Description: Beth Martin, self-published author of five science fiction novels, discusses the market for Science Fiction / Fantasy today, what consumers of the genre are looking for, and how to leverage SciFi/ComiCon/Fantasy conventions to build you

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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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