2017 Recap

2017 Annual Conference

Update: The 2017 Maryland Writers’ Conference, “The Writing Roller Coaster,” was a blast . See you in 2018.

‘The Writing Roller Coaster’
MWA Annual Conference
Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Writers, authors and publishers from all over the region will participate in this year’s Maryland Writers Association (MWA) conference, Saturday, March 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This annual event is an opportunity for writers to network, discuss their craft, and participate in workshops with respected industry professionals.

Jeffrey Deaver
Jeffrey Deaver

In addition to workshops and networking opportunities, the MWA welcomes speakers Jeffery Deaver,  internationally recognized mystery and crime writer, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy novelist Maria V. Snyder. Deaver is a former journalist, folksinger, attorney, and bestselling author. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. He has sold 50 million books worldwide. Snyder is a former meteorologist responsible for the New York Times best-selling “Study” series about a young woman who becomes a poison taster.

Maria V. Snyder
Maria V. Snyder

“This is why the MWA Conference is important,” said Eileen Haavik McIntire, MWA President. “I’m looking forward to this event because it offers a variety of choices that appeal to writers in different  genres.”

In addition to the keynotes, the conference provides MWA members the opportunity to pitch to agents and editors and sit down and learn from them in our Book Doctor workshop. One-on-one opportunities will be offered on a first-come basis.

Not ready to talk to an agent? We have more than twenty workshops for you to choose from! Have a query read in the query panel, or receive feedback on your first page from industry professionals.

Members receive a discount on tickets for the event, but hurry up! Tickets purchased after March 11 are subject to a $25 surcharge.

More information:

Conference registration includes:

  • Keynote Breakfast
  • Keynote Lunch
  • One pitch appointment (MWA members only)
  • Access to 20+ workshops
  • One-on-one appointment with an agent or editor
  • Query and first page panel (random drawing)
  • Book signing and cocktail party

Click here to register. For extra conference benefits, join MWA first!

Browse www.marylandwriters.org for more information about MWA and your local chapter.

To arrange an interview with the speakers, an agent, an MWA representative contact JessWilliamsWrites@gmail.com

Join us for this jam-packed one day event!