Printers Row time once again, and MWA Midwest will have plenty of expertise on the ground. Come to hear how other writers work, think—and kill!


Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.
“The Characters You Love to Hate:  Writing the Anti-Hero”
Jones College Prep #5010
Michael Major, Kristi Belcamino, Lynne Raimondo, Shane Gericke, Moderated by Lori Rader-Day

Saturday, June 6, 11:00 a.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“Sex Kills: Writing a Sex Scene”
Clare O’Donohue and Tim Chapman

Saturday, June 6, 1:00 p.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“Law & Order”
Lynne Raimondo and Adam Henkels

Saturday, June 6, 2:15 p.m.
Kick-Ass Women: Breaking the Deadly Glass Ceiling
Jones College Prep #5010
Libby Fischer Hellmann, Jessie Chandler, Susanna Calkins, Raymond Benson, Moderated by Jeffrey Marks

Saturday, June 6, 3 p.m.
Flash Fiction Contest
Center Stage
Judged by Sara Paretsky and Clare O’Donohue, Moderated by Lori Rader-Day

Saturday, June 6, 3 p.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“Going Dark: Writing Serial Killers”
J. Michael Major, M.E. May, and Cynthia Pelayo

Saturday, June 6, 4:30 p.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“A Writer’s Work Ethic”
Matthew Clemens and Raymond Benson

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“Chicago Mystery Writers in Conversation”
Julie Hyzy and Sam Reaves

Sunday, June 7, 12 p.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“History’s Mysteries”
Robert Goldsborough and Frances McNamara

Sunday, June 7, 1 p.m.
Writers for Hire: Writing a Series That Wasn’t Your Idea
Jones College Prep #5030
Robert Goldsborough, Julie Hyzy, Michael Black, Moderated by Jamie Freveletti

Sunday, June 7, 1 p.m.
MWA tent mini-panel
“Midwest Murders”
Patricia Skalka, Sue Myers and Gunter Kaesdorf


SAT 10 – 11:30:  Jeanne Meeks, Suzanne Rorhus, Frances McNamara, Lee Williams, Jack Fredrickson, Kate Collins, Raymond Benson

SAT 11:30 – 1:  Susan Froetschel, Patricia Skalka, Tim Chapman, Gail Lukasik, Bryon Quertermous, Gunter Kaesdorf, Matthew Clemens

SAT 1 – 2:30: Lynne Raimondo, J. Michael Major, Robert Goldsborough, Kate Collins, Jeffrey Marks, Jessie Chandler, Kristi Belcamino

SAT 2:30 – 4: Michael Black, Lou Macaluso, Matthew Clemens, Heather E. Ash, Brian Pinkerton, Gail Lukasik

SAT 4 – 5:30: Raymond Benson, Susanna Calkins, Molly MacRae, D.M. Pirrone, Brian Pinkerton, C.L. Shore, Kym Brunner

SUN 10 – 11:30:  Sue Myers, Molly MacRae, Kristi Belcamino, Jeanne Meeks, Helen Osterman, Lydia Ponczak, Susan Froetschel

SUN 11:30 – 1: M.E. May, Lori Rader-Day, Susanna Calkins, Sue Myers, Jeffrey Marks, Gunter Kaesdorf, Sam Reaves

SUN 1 – 2:30: Sam Reaves, Helen Osterman, Lydia Ponczak, Patricia Skalka, D.M. Pirrone, Jessie Chandler, Lynne Raimondo

SUN 2:30 – 4:  Michael Black, Julie Hyzy, Lou Macaluso, Robert Goldsborough, Frances McNamara, Lee Williams, Kym Brunner

SUN 4 – 5:30: Bryon Quertermous, Jack Fredrickson, Heather E. Ash, Lori Rader-Day, C.L. Shore, Kate Hannigan