Our list of Maryland writers groups is continually growing. You can expect to see more resources for writers in this space over time, but for now, take a peek at what we have for you here:
Maryland Writers Groups
The Maryland Writers’ Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. MWA brings together writers of all levels and disciplines, serves as an information resource, helps members make contacts that lead to publication, encourages writers to reach their full potential, and promotes writing within the community. MWA’s diverse membership ranges from professional freelancers and published authors, to writers aspiring to be published and those who write as a creative outlet. It has chapters that meet monthly in Annapolis (Anne Arundel County), Baltimore (City and County), Carroll County, Frederick (Frederick County), and Howard County. MWA sponsors the annual Maryland Writers Conference. It publishes a quarterly newsletter, and has a book division which has published two anthologies of Maryland writers’ works to date.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has a Maryland branch, located in Westminster.
The Eastern Shore Writers’ Association welcomes writers of all kinds, but the journalist set is well represented here. Members past and current have been published in Time, Newsweek, People, Parade and many others.
The City Lit Project is a Baltimore-based operation that organizes literary events, workshops for writers and features a poets and authors bureau.
Creative Alliance is a Baltimore group showcasing talent of all kinds including writers. The group offers seminars and workshops for writers, but focuses on performing arts such as writing for the stage, songwriting and related disciplines.
Fire & Ink has a very specific focus and demographic–this Maryland writers group concentrates on supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender writers of African descent or heritage. Fire & Ink supports writers through a variety of activities including publishing.
Gunpowder Pen Women is the Harford County, MD branch of the National League of Pen Women.
The Harford Poetry and Literary Society calls itself an informal group, meeting weekly to read, critique and discuss writing, literature and poetry.