Meeting/Event Information

 

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.

Future Meetings

“HopeWorks Open Mic readings from Dragonfly Magazine

June 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 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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Baltimore Chapter: Guest Author Wayne Biddle-Biography of Wernher von Braun, Dark Side of the Moon

June 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

A stunning investigation of the roots of the first moon landing forty years ago. This illuminating story of the dawn of the space age reaches back to the reactionary modernism of the Third Reich and the life of "rocket scientist" Wernher von Braun.

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Howard County Chapter: Understanding Dialogue in Content

July 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Nancy Alexander will lead an interactional workshop enabling participants to explore how our written dialogue depends on the context surrounding it and how changing that context affects what we say and how we say it.

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Carroll County Chapter: Ever Wonder how to Self-publish a Children’s Book?

August 18, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Go on a journey with Stephanie Guzman as she shares her experience in the self-publishing world and how she went about publishing her three children's books.

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Carroll County Chapter: Open House

September 08, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Are you a writer, or do you want to be? Do you like to write novels and/or short stories? Writing can be a lonely profession when taken on by yourself, but there's a group for that! The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association (CCCM

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Howard County Chapter: Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters, a Body Disposal Primer for Writers

September 20, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Jeanne Adams is an expert on the topic of disposing of dead bodies and funerals and all that gruesome, interesting stuff that mystery writers in particular might like to know about.

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Carroll County Chapter: 7 ways to Raise your Author Platform through Social Media.

November 10, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

In this presentation, Mindie will describe what an author's platform is and what it isn't, why you need one, and how to build an audience without bragging or advertising. She will also discuss the different media outlets, give us some tips, and tell us ho

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