Archive for December, 2013

December 3, 2013

Exclusive Members-Only Registration for MWA’s Annual Conference Opens Monday, December 9!

Current members of the Maryland Writers’ Association can be the first to register for the 2014 Maryland Writers’ Conference scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT) in Linthicum Heights! The theme for this year’s conference is “Feed Your Writing Habit.”

For one month — starting on Monday, December 9, and running through Sunday, January 5 — only MWA members will be able to:

  • Register at the early-bird rate of $145
  • Have their first choice of slots for the popular one-on-one pitch practice sessions with literary agents
  • Register for an exclusive limited-seating Master Class with our keynote speaker, TV screenwriter and producer Rafael Alvarez

After that, we’ll open the doors to the general public. So don’t miss this chance to line up the choicest opportunities for face time with our team of agents and to grab a seat right next to Rafael Alvarez!

Baltimore screenwriter and author Rafael Alvarez, staff writer for the iconic HBO series The Wire and producer of the NBC crime dramas Life and The Black Donnellys, will be one of over 40 distinguished literary professionals speaking to conference attendees on a broad range of topics related to the art, business, and craft of writing. Other noteworthy speakers and session topics include:

  • Past Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser on the place of the poet in poetry
  • Baltimore Sun copyeditor and blogger John E. McIntyre on social media
  • National Endowment for the Arts fellow Marion Winik on the art of memoir
  • CityLit Press founder Gregg Wilhelm on finding the right publishing option

An all-star panel session on writing programs in Maryland will feature Kendra Kopelke of the University of Baltimore, David Everett of Johns Hopkins University, Geoff Becker of Towson University (tentatively scheduled), Gerry LaFemina of Frostburg State University, and Stewart Moss of The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.

The list of speakers and literary agents is available here. See the conference schedule here (please note that ths schedule is subject to change!). Not sure if your membership status is current? Log in to your account here. Can’t find your username or password? Contact our web content manager.