Early-Bird Registration for 2014 MWC Now Open to All!

We’re excited to let everyone know that registration for the 2014 Maryland Writers’ Conference is now open to everyone! We had a very successful month of members-only registration, during which time we completely sold out the limited-seating Master Class with Keynote Speaker Rafael Alvarez!

Early-bird registration is $145 for members and $175 for non-members, and will extend through Sunday, February 2, 2014. Enrollment for the MWA’s annual flagship event is expected to exceed 100.

Here’s a list of the distinguished faculty attending the conference:

  • Rafael Alvarez, Keynote Speaker
  • Shirley J. Brewer, author and past poet resident at the Carver Center for the Arts and Technology
  • Geoff Becker (invited), Towson University
  • Ron Cassie, Baltimore magazine
  • Virginia Crawford, Poet in Residence with the Maryland State Arts Council
  • Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe, author, artist, and speaker
  • David Everett, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael S. Glaser, past Poet Laureate of Maryland and Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Tom Glenn, novelist and former intelligence analyst
  • Gabe Goldberg, technology communicator and consultant
  • Wayne Karlin, novelist and historian
  • Kendra Kopelke, poet and editor of Passager
  • Gerry LaFemina, poet and professor at Frostburg State University
  • Ally E. Machate, editor, writer, and publishing consultant at Ambitious Enterprises
  • Larry Matthews, novelist, broadcast journalist, and podcaster
  • John E. McIntyre, Baltimore Sun editor, teacher, and prolific blogger
  • Jen Michalski, author and editor of jmww
  • Alix Moore, writer, speaker, creativity coach, and educational consultant
  • Stewart Moss, poet, educator, and fundraiser
  • Jessica Negron, agent with Talcott Notch
  • Lalita Noronha, Fulbright scholar, research scientist, poet, and fiction writer
  • Shannon O’Neill, agent and editorial director at ICM/Sagalyn
  • Kim Roberts, author, editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and co-editor of the Delaware Poetry Review
  • Cynthia Blake Sanders, IP lawyer with Ober|Kaler and President of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Sam Schmidt, poet and novelist
  • Laura Shovan, poet, editor of Little Patuxent Review, and Maryland State Arts Council Artist-in-Residence
  • Jessica Sinsheimer, associate agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  • Dean Bartoli Smith, author, poet, and director of Project MUSE at The Johns Hopkins University
  • Christine Stewart, poet. Program Director for Literary Arts at the Maryland State Arts Council, and director of Maryland’s Poetry Out Loud program
  • Ruth Thaler-Carter, full-time freelance writer and editor
  • Gregg Wilhelm, educator, founder of CityLit Project and Director of Marketing and Enrollment Development for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Marion Winik, memoirist and columnist

Complete bios of each of the speakers, panelists, agents, and editors are available here. Click here to see the schedule of the day’s events.

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