Upcoming Events

Hello Writers!

Don’t miss the great events going on this summer — all hosted by the chapters of the MWA!

  1. Don’t miss our July 11th guest speaker! Angela Render — from the Writer’s Center in Bethesda and founder of Thunderpaw Online Marketing — will speak about social networking for writers. If you’ve been wondering how to develop an author platform and whether Twitter is absolutely necessary, this is the event for you! Bring your questions to the Lexington Park Library at 6:30pm!
  2. Larry Matthews talks about “Biography: Fact or Fiction?” at the July meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association Montgomery Chapter, on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00PM, at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, in Rockville.
  3. 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”. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.
  4. Howard County Chapter welcomes young adult fantasy author Vonnie Winslow Crist! July 18.

Writing Competitions

At a recent meeting we discussed writing competitions, and there was some concern about legitimacy — how to tell if a competition was worth the entry fee, etc.

Poets & Writers is a well-recognized resource for writers, and they host a database of competitions that is easily searchable. Check it out here!