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MWA Midwest will be at Printers Row Lit Fest #PRLF17

MWA Midwest will be at Printers Row in Chicago this weekend. We'll have authors selling/signing books at the booth at Polk & Plymouth all weekend, and you can also catch several of our authors on the main Printers Row schedule. Specifically, catch MWA at the following events: • Saturday, June 10, 12:30-1:30, Jones College Prep [...]

2017-06-08T10:39:16+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Events, Public|

MWA Midwest member wins MWA McCloy Scholarship

Two New Mystery Writers Receive the 2017 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarships New York, NY- Mystery Writers of America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarships for Mystery Writing: Rebecca Brittenham of South Bend, Indiana and Kristal Lau of Davis, California. The winners will use their $500 scholarship awards to offset their [...]

2017-06-08T10:43:04+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Public|

Congrats to our award nominees and recipient!

This weekend we celebrated the best in mystery writing for the previous year, including a few of our very own MWA Midwest members! At the Edgar Awards in New York, we celebrated these nominees: -Nick Petrie for Best First Novel, The Drifter -Lili Wright for Best First Novel, Dancing with the Tiger -Patricia Abbott for [...]

2017-05-01T14:40:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Public|

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 [...]

2017-05-10T20:39:14+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Events, Public|

2017 Hugh Holton Critique Program Launches April 1

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 [...]

2017-05-25T00:15:25+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Public|

April meeting: April 9, 1p.m., Centuries and Sleuths

Our April chapter meeting will be held Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park, IL. We'll have some social time to start off the meeting and then chapter president Lori Rader-Day will lead a "fireside chat" conversation to take all questions about writing, publishing, promotion, and [...]

2017-05-25T00:15:25+00:00 March 26th, 2017|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 [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:29+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Events, How to, Public|

Tricks (and Treats!) for Writing for Young Readers, Oct. 23

Expect some treats and tricks—writing tricks, that is—as five Chicago-area mystery authors discuss writing and publishing stories for young readers in an event co-hosted by the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy Sunday, October 23, starting at 1 p.m. The event will be held at Concordia [...]

2017-05-25T00:15:25+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Public, Uncategorized|