June Chapter Meeting: Open-Mic Night for Writers!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Read to us, Please!

Reading your work to a receptive audience can be exhilarating—and we promise to behave! Join us for the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) Montgomery County Chapter’s Open-Mic Night, and enjoy plenty of literary fun, fellowship, and food. Our chapter program chair Karen Valentine, published poet and writer, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Come to read, or come to be riveted to your seats by the creative writing talents at this event. Our host will close out the event with a reading of her poetry.

Open Mic reading slots are limited:

  • Space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • To sign up: Send your name and genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) to mwamc at
  • Time limits (5 minutes) will be strictly enforced. Please prepare accordingly.

Come cheer on our participants:

  • Even if you aren’t reading, you won’t want to miss the stories your fellow members will be sharing
  • Slots will be open for those who did not sign up in advance.
  • Refreshments will be available!

About the Master of Ceremonies

Karen Valentine
Karen Valentine is a poet and writer in Frederick, Maryland, and the current Program Chair of MWA Montgomery County Chapter. She is the author of several published journal articles, an academic article, and two short stories. Karen says that she is now on an earnest journey to get more of her creative work, particularly her poetry, published and loves the constant learning process inherent in the craft. She is also pursuing a recently developed interest in art photography. In the meantime, Karen has worked for 20 years as a technical writer-editor at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland, to keep a roof over her head.

Board Elections

Also at this meeting we will vote for the next slate of board members for the Montgomery County chapter. Come cast your vote!

Location and Directions

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Mid-County Community Recreation Center / 2004 Queensguard Road / Silver Spring MD 20906
ICC Exit 182 Layhill Rd (at Exit, turn Right/South) to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into parking lot
Norbeck Rd N/W or Connecticut Ave N/W to (Right) Bel Pre Rd to (Right) Layhill to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into Parking lot


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