On Friday, March 23 –

Michael Hauge, one of Hollywood’s top coaches and story experts, will lead a full-day Writing Workshop. He has worked with screenwriters, novelists and filmmakers, consulted on projects starring (among many others) WiIl Smith, Morgan Freeman, Julia Hauge-GilcristRoberts, 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 will lead a half-Day Poetry Workshop with, Maryland’s award-winning poet laureate and distinguished professor at the University of Maryland,

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

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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**Schedule subject to change**