2018 Schedule

Outstanding speakers!


Michael Hauge, one of Hollywood’s top coaches and story experts, leads a full-day workshop. He has worked with screenwriters, novelists and filmmakers, consulted on projects starring (among many others) WiIl Smith, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Reese Witherspoon. He is also the best-selling author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get your Screen play or Novel Read.

Maryland’s Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly leads a half-day Poetry Workshop.

Half-Day Memoir Writing Workshop with popular workshop leader and author Barbara Morrison.

On Saturday, March 24 –

Keynote Breakfast with John Gilstrap, award-winning, NYT best-selling author of thrillers including a 2016 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel for his book, Against All Enemies.
Keynote Lunch with Michael Hauge

Agent/Editor Pitch Appointments (for MWA members only. Not a member? Join for conference discounts and a pitch session.)

Full Day of Workshops. Topics include:
How to Write a Thriller
Plot and Structure
Social Media
20 More!
Panel topics include
Young Adult—Learn from your audience
First Responder—What happens to 911 calls?
How to Begin a Writing Career in Retirement.

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