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May meeting, May 21 at Oak Park Library Main Branch

Join us for the May 21st meeting as Chicago homicide detective Mia Ogliere shares techniques for interrogating suspects and more. We’ll meet from 1:15-2:30 at the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor. Note: The library opens at 1pm. The library is located at 834 [...]

April 12th, 2017|Events, Public|

Social time, diversity in mystery writing, and critique group matching!

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 NOON: Pre-meeting casual social time 1 p.m.: Diversity panel featuring MWA Midwest members Nancy E. Johnson, Mia Manansala, Michelle Falkoff, and Cynthia Pelayo. Find out why diversity in your stories is so important and how to write about characters you don't resemble. Bring your questions! 2 p.m.: Post-meeting, we'll be matchmaking [...]

February 9th, 2017|Events, How to, Public|

MWA at Printers Row June 11-12

MWA Midwest members will be out in full force at Printers Row in Chicago June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See you there! Full schedule here. Saturday, June 11 Author Signings 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Joan Bard Collins, Kristen Gibson, Lou Macaluso, Sue Myers, D.M. Pirrone 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Raymond Benson, Susanna [...]

May 13th, 2016|Events|

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|