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Black Writers' Guild of Maryland


Spring 2019 Calendar


BWG Members and Supporters:

Please join us for our spring/summer workshops from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except for July and August).

Saturday, May 4, 2019 

"You Talkin' to Me?  

Strategies for Effective Dialogue"

Presenter:  Margaret Pagan 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

"Why Should I Buy Your Book?"  

BWG Member Pitch and Feedback

July and August, 2019

Summer Recess/No Meetings


Enoch Pratt Free Library

4330 Edmondson Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21229

(At end of Edmondson Village Shopping Center)

Our meetings/workshops are open to the public. 

Donations ($5.00)  per meeting/workshop can be made via the BWG website:  

Annual membership is $40.00.  

Bring a friend!

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On Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1-3 p.m., Rosa L. Griffin conducted a workshop for the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland entitled “Owning Your Copyrights”.    The workshop was held at the Enoch Pratt Library, 4330 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21229.

Understanding copyright law can be frustrating.  Thanks for joining us for an informative workshop for writers which attempted to guide participants through the muddy waters of what can and can’t be used in your writing projects and much more!

Topics covered:

1. How to copyright your work

2. What can’t be copyrighted

3. How to earn income from others’ use of your work

4. How you can use someone else’s work

5. How to copyright your work in other forms

Rosa L. Griffin is the author of an adult fictional short story collection entitled Attraction:  Sexy Tales of the Good, Bad, and Ugly Relationships.   One of the stories in her collection, “Life-Box”, received honorable mention in a Writer’s Digest Magazine contest. 

Rosa earned two A.A. degrees in Human Resource Management and Secretarial Science at Baltimore City Community College. 


She also served as immediate past secretary for the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland for the past 8 years.   

Her expertise in copyright is based on her work experience at the Johns Hopkins University Press and the  Library of Congress website,    

Rosa L. Griffin is available to conduct a workshop for you for a negotiated fee.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 

Book Event Liberty Senior Center May 8, 2019, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Rosa L. Griffin will participate in a book signing and author panel at 4 p.m. during the Liberty Senior Center’s Book Club  Annual Extravaganza which will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   She will discuss her writing life and her book of short stories, Attraction:  Sexy Tales of Good, Bad, and Ugly Relationships.   You will miss some fascinating stories told by several authors if you miss this event.

The Senior Center is located at 3525 Resource Drive off of Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133, 410-887-0780.   (I look forward to participating again.)

Nervikula Publishing LLC

Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Erotica

Rosa L. Griffin, CEO