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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators    visit website

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is run by volunteers who sponsor events for writers, illustrators, and those who share an interest in children's and young adult literature. When you join at the national level, you're an automatic member of our local chapter.
MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association    visit website

The MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association is a community of independent publishers located in the Mid-Atlantic area. The MidAtlantic Publishers Association (MPA), founded in 1994, was reorganized and revitalized in 2004 as the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA). A regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (PMA/IBMA) and the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), MBPA is governed by a voluntary board of directors, and is maintained by active member volunteers. MBPA is committed to turning the tide for publishers by advancing the image and supporting the success of independent publishers in an increasingly competitive book publishing environment.
Maryland Writers' Association    visit website

The Maryland Writers' Association (MWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. MWA strives to bring together writers of all levels and disciplines, serve as an information resource, help members make contacts that lead to publication, encourage writers to reach their full potential, and promote 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.
Howard County Arts Council    visit website

The Howard County Arts Council was established to serve the citizens of Howard County by fostering the arts. The organization is devoted to nurturing local artists and arts organizations, furthering the public appreciation of the arts, and ensuring that the arts are accessible - regardless of age, ability, or economic status.
Frostburg Center for Literary Arts    visit website

The Frostburg Center for Literary Arts provides a variety of opportunities in the literary arts for the greater Frostburg community (the Western Maryland panhandle, the Eastern West Virginia panhandle, and Southwestern Pennsylvania) including access to living writers, writing workshops, and radio programming. The Center also supports the publishing endeavors of living writers through the publication of two journals, on-line presentation of work, and programming that brings writers and publishers together.
The Writer's Center    visit website

The Writer's Center is a non-profit community of writers supporting each other in the creation and marketing of literary texts. The Writer's Center annually conducts hundreds of workshops in various genres of writing. Workshop participants share with one another their work-in-progress under the guidance of an experienced instructor who is also a published author.
Towson Arts Collective    visit website

The mission of Towson Arts Collective is to provide a venue for artists while being an art education center. This organization seeks to promote the growth of greater Towson's art community by providing the knowledge and energy of its residents and students with working professionals.
Rose O'Neill Literary House    visit website

The Rose O'Neill Literary house at Washington College is a comfortable, sociable place that appeals particularly to creative writing minors, English and Drama majors, performance artists, and aficionados of the literary and book arts. This refurbished Victorian—with its rows of books, wraparound porch, quiet garret retreats, antique letterpresses and expansive outdoor deck—is the perfect venue for co-curricular activities that bring together students and faculty with visiting writers, scholars, editors, and other literary artists.
Creative Alliance    visit website

The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts programs and engage in the creative process. The organization provides support for artists, promotes Baltimore as a center for creative production, acts as a positive force in the community, and advocates for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.
The Academy of American Poets    visit website

The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The organization offers a variety of workshops, online educational resources, and poetry recording archives.
HoCoPoLitSo    visit website

Founded in 1974, HoCoPoLitSo is a community-based not-for-profit arts organization that produces readings and other literary events for the general public, including students, seniors, and ethnic audiences.
MWA, Baltimore Chapter    visit website

MWA strives to bring together writers of all levels and disciplines and serve as an informative resource  to help bring these writers to their full potential.  It supports several regional chapters, including one in Baltimore.
Maryland Humanities Council    visit website

The Maryland Humanities Council uses the humanities as tools for exploring critical issues and themes that bring communities together, promoting conversations about important issues. The organization encourages Marylanders with different backgrounds and viewpoints to see, hear, and learn more about others and themselves.    visit website's primary mission is to make poetry accessible and in demand. The organization is a place for poets to interact and encourage one another through forums, a calendar of poetry events in Baltimore that is open to the public, and a wealth of literary resources.
Enoch Pratt Free Library    visit website

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. Established in 1882 (first opened to the public in 1886) after a grant from philanthropist Enoch Pratt , the library now includes twenty branches in Baltimore, plus the Central Library. Pratt intended his gift to establish a library that "shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color, who, when properly accredited, can take out the books if they will handle them carefully and return them." The library's mission is to provide equal access to information and services that support, empower, and enrich all who pursue knowledge, education, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning.
American Bookseller's Association    visit website

The American Booksellers Association is a national, not-for-profit trade association, and exists to protect and promote the interests of its members: independently owned bookstores, large and small, with storefront locations in towns and cities nationwide.

Project Gutenberg    visit website

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
Mystery Reader's Journal    visit website

MRI is the largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers. Started by Janet A. Rudolph in Berkeley, California, it now has members in all 50 of the United States and 18 foreign countries.
Indigenous Peoples Literature    visit website

Indigenous Peoples Literature is a non-profit educational resource and collaboration dedicated to the i ndigenous peoples of the world and to the enrichment it can bring to all people.
Electronic Poetry Center    visit website

The EPC was founed in 1995 and serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania's PennSound, UBU web, and on the Web at large.
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