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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Maryland Writers' Conference

It’s not too late to register for this weekend’s big event -- the Maryland Writers’ Association’s 19th annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Exploring the Many Worlds of Writing.”

Local literary great Rafael Alvarez will deliver the keynote address. This writer has certainly explored the many worlds of writing – from short stories to books, from HBO television to newspaper writing. Alvarez will also participate in a question and answer session.

Other sessions during the day-long event cover writing for adults, children, using strong dialogue and humor, romance writing, travel writing, screenwriting and a multitude of topics. There are even sessions on how to market your writing, how to best use your critical ten minutes with an agent or editor, and how to select and create successful workshops

Literary agents, publishers, and professional writers will be on hand. So will a number of speakers, such as Loree Lough, Austin Camacho, Lauren Davis, and Gregg Wilhelm.

Awards for the Maryland Writers’ Association writing contests will also be awarded as well..

To learn more about the conference, taking place this Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., visit the MWA website.



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