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Make 2014 your year to connect with Baltimore area writers

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The Baltimore area is home to many writer and fan events. Some events, like Bay to Ocean and the Maryland Writers’ Association Conferences, are geared more towards writers. Others, such as Farpoint, Balticon and Shore Leave, are fan-oriented.

Each event is an opportunity to connect with authors, fans and others connected to writing.

Here’s a brief listing of conferences and conventions throughout 2014.

February 14-16: Farpoint 21, a fandom conference, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Timonium.

February 24: the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, annually at Chesapeake College. It’s presented by the Eastern Shore Writers Association.

April 26: the Maryland Writers’ Association Conference – Feed Your Writing Habit is the 2014 theme. This year it will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum.

May 23-26: the Baltimore Science Fiction Society hosts Balticon 48 at the Hunt Valley Inn.

June 27-28: the second Frederick Book Festival.

July 6-12: The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

July 24-27: the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing hosts the Nightsun Writers Conference.

August 1-3: Shore Leave 36, a science fiction convention run by fans.

September 18-20: the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention.

September 26-28: the annual Baltimore Book Festival located in the Mount Vernon area.

October 10-12: Creatures, Crimes & Creativity is back for a second year.

November: please check the Baltimore Writers Conference link for 2014 dates and information.

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