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New Site Features: Send Us Suggestions, Check Our Calendar

We have a couple new features on our site. Check out our events for descriptions of the types of events we have going on, but find scheduled events and details on our calendar page. This month we have two new events in addition to Writing Hour: Sunday, 10/30 is our All Day Writing Retreat, and […]

All Day Writing Retreat – October 2016


We’re finally restarting our all day retreats! The next one will be on Sunday, 10/30/2016 at HI Baltimore from 10am – 6pm. Bring your laptop, paper, pens, and plans (or lack thereof), and join us for a dedicated day of writing. This is also a potluck. Let us know in the comments what you’re planning […]

New event:: Coffee at Night: a Writer’s Life

We’re kicking off some new and returning events this month. This Wednesday at 7, 10/26/16, we’ll be at The Bun Shop on Light St. for Coffee at Night: a Writer’s Life. This is a chance to get together with other writers, gripe about writing, share your ideas, and have coffee and buns (they make great […]

Writing Hour Sessions for October and November


New Writing Hour sessions have been scheduled for the rest of October and November. If you’re looking to set aside a regular block of writing time to motivate you, Writing Hour is designated writing time in a relaxed, unstructured setting. All Writing Hour sessions are open to writers of all skill levels or those who […]

Opportunities for Writers – August and September

A couple new opportunities for writers to peruse this coming month…   Baltimore County Public Library’s “Tales of the Dead” Ghost Story Writing Contest One for teens, one for adults (21+). Submissions are due by September 23 to Limit 3000 words. More info on the event page or contact Erica Palmisano. There are prizes […]

July/August Opportunities part 2 – Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions – Row Home Lit   A reminder about another great opportunity for writers this month (especially Baltimore area ones): submissions for Row Home Lit online magazine are open through August 1. Check out their previous issues and send submissions to

Upcoming Opportunities – July/August 2016

Writers and readers, We will be regularly posting about unique, meaningful, and fun opportunities for writers that we hear about. Check out a couple of truly unique opportunities for this July and August: Donald Trump themed satirical short story writing contest DumpTrumpSatire is soliciting for satirical or humorous short stories (1500-5000 words) that “touch in […]

Summer Meetups Every Other Sunday (Including This Sunday)

The Baltimore Writing Hour’s weekend Writing Hours are resuming this summer. Our next meeting is Sunday, June 19. Follow us @writinghour for quick updates. Where: HI – Baltimore Hostel in south Mt.Vernon, right around the corner from the Enoch Pratt Library main branch. 17 W. Mulberry St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Press the doorbell button. Time: 10 […]

BWH is taking a break from weekly meetups but will continue to host monthly retreats

Dear Baltimore Writing Hour Members, The BWH will be taking a break from its regular weekly Saturday meetups through October and possibly November. We’re taking some time off to restructure the group, plan for next year, and find another location. By 2016 we hope to restart our regular meetups, have more diverse events, and offer […]

Writing Hour Updates – Lit Mag, All Day Retreat

Dear readers, First off, thank you to everyone who sent in submissions to the second issue if End of 83! We will be reading over the next coming weeks and hope to have our second issue out late this summer! We will also be having our next all day retreat on Sunday, August 2 at […]