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This Week: Seltzer Open Mic and Atlas Obscura Road Trip Bmore Edition


A few neat events are happening in this last week of November/very early December. *** If you’re looking for an open mic, Charmington’s is hosting the Seltzer open mic on 11/29 at 7p (get there at 6:30 if you want to sign up to read), 2601 N. Howard St., 21218. We’re getting a group together […]

Last minute Planning Party before the Writing Retreat


As you all know, this Sunday is our next All Day Writing Retreat. We’ll be meeting at HI Baltimore at 10AM and bringing snacks, drinks, and our writing projects to while away one of the last November days and make a final NaNoWriMo push (for those participating). But how do you know what you’re going […]

November Events

Here is a list of our events for November: Writing Hour, Sunday 10a – 2p at HI Baltimore: 11/6, 11/20 All Day Writing Retreat, Sunday 10a – 6p at HI Baltimore: 11/27 — this is a potluck Coffee at Night/Peer Share Night, Wednesday 7p – 9p-ish at The Bun Shop on Light St.: 11/9 There […]

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 […]