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The mission of the Black Writers' Guild of Maryland, Inc. is to provide avenues of support and networking to Maryland's African-American diverse writers.

Major programs and activities:


  • Workshops that educate writers on the aspects of writing and publishing.
  • Showcases to provide forums for writers to find their voice through public presentations of their work.
  • Mentoring to youth and adults who have an interest in finding their literary voice.


Come join us!  We meet the first Saturday of the month (September to June) from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. at:

Enoch Pratt Library, 4330 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21229

Meetings are free for current members. Annual membership is $40.00.  For all others, the donation is $5.00. Donations can be made via the link above.  Bring a friend!

Contact us at:

Email:  bwg@blackwritersguild.org 

Phone:  443-671-7723

Address:  Black Writers' Guild,  P.O. Box 11481, Baltimore, MD 21239 

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Non-member/supporter meeting donations are greatly appreciated and help support our mission!

Upcoming Events:

Friday, September 28  to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Baltimore Book Festival, Inner Harbor (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Workshop: What's in a Book?   Book Design Tips for Self-Publishers; Presenter:  Ed Bard

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Workshop:   Writing for the Screen; Presenter:  Terence Cooper

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Lecture:  Lessons Learned from Writing My First Novel; Presenter:  Dr. Maurice Dorsey

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Lecture:  Writers & Taxes; Presenter:  Karen Brockington 

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Black History Lecture

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Poetry Workshop; Presenter:  Vickie Oliver Lawson

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 5th Annual Youth Writers Panel

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Conquering the Grammar Goblins; Presenter:  Margaret Pagan 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - BWG Member Showcase 



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