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Storyteller gives advice on reading creative work aloud

Dana Norris of STORY CLUB: How & Why To Read Out Loud by Heather E. Ash Most writers are great at getting our words out… as long as it’s in a room, alone, and working with paper. But storyteller Dana Norris argues that it’s equally important for writers to get their words out in spoken [...]

April 8th, 2016|Events, Guest speaker, How to|

Hugh Holton Critique Program opens

The Hugh Holton Critique Program, created in 2010 by the MWA Midwest chapter, was established to help aspiring mystery writers* develop and improve a manuscript related to crime fiction. Writers will be paired with MWA Midwest authors (published authors of crime fiction) who will provide critique and insights on a specific work-in-progress (up to 25 [...]

April 1st, 2016|Public, Uncategorized|

Our Flash Fiction Winner: Hailey Ardell!

Congrats to Hailey Ardell, the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Flash Fiction Contest at this weekend's Printers Row Lit Fest! The contest was judged by Sara Paretsky and Clare O'Donohue, Chicago mystery authors. Here's Hailey's great story. We loved it!! Trial and Error by Hailey Ardell No, no. Let me start over. Your [...]

June 8th, 2015|Public, Uncategorized|

MWA Midwest’s Printers Row Schedule

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! SCHEDULE OF OUR PANELS 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, [...]

May 28th, 2015|Public, Uncategorized|

Sign up for MWA mentorship

The Hugh Holton Mentor Program is now open for submissions! Starting April 1 until August 1 2015, you can submit 50 pages of your manuscript to be critiqued by a published member of MWA Midwest. The cost to members is just $25, non-members pay only $50. You will receive your critique within 60 days of [...]

April 8th, 2015|Public, Uncategorized|

MWA Midwest hosts one-day mystery-writing course MWA University

Mystery Writers of America University (MWA-U) is a full-day, low-cost writing seminar designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to write a novel, from the idea stage to the final editing. The focus is on the craft of writing, and the college-level courses are taught by published writers and experienced teachers. Register NOW for [...]

July 21st, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

MWA Midwest at Printers Row, June 7 & 8

MWA Midwest will be hosting the MWA tent at Printers Row again this year. Come check out the in-tent activities, author interviews and signings, and contests at the corner of Dearborn and Harrison near the Blake Hotel. Check out these MWA Midwest-led events, too: Saturday, June 7 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. MWA Panel: Violence: How to [...]

May 26th, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

Enter the Hugh Holton Mentor Program

Don't forget the MWA Midwest group is now running our Hugh Holton Mentor Program. Turn in 50 pages of an unpublished mystery manuscript and a fee ($50 for nonmembers, $25 for members) and get a critique from a published author! Added incentive: The top manuscript from member entries wins $500, and the top entry from [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

Join us for Happy (Half) Hour at Malice!

MWA Midwest Members: Going to Malice Domestic this weekend? If you're attending Malice Domestic in Bethesda, MD, this weekend, join MWA Midwest for a Happy (Half) Hour! First drink for MWA Midwest members is on us! Concours Lounge, lobby of the Hyatt Regency Bethesda 7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda 5:30–6pm-ish Look for Clare O'Donohue and Lori [...]

April 29th, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

March chapter meeting to feature former public defender

Our March 16 meeting at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore (1 p.m., 7419 Madison St, Forest Park, IL) will feature Julius Kole, a Buffalo Grove attorney who spent two years as a Cook County Public Defender. Kole is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the John Marshall Law School. During his tenure as a [...]

March 5th, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|