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 Calkins, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Suzanne Rorhus, Bryon Quertermous, Larry D. Sweazy

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Lynn Cahoon, Anna Lee Huber, D.E. Johnson, Sara Paretsky, Elzabeth Perona, Lori Rader-Day

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sparkle Abbey, Tim Chapman, Leslie Langtry, Michael Stanley

2:55 p.m.
Marcia Clark

4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Michael A. Black, Judy Lee Burke, Betty Hechtman, Nancy Herriman, Maggie Pill, Lynne Raimondo

Tent Activities

10:30 a.m.      “Path to Publication” with Larry D. Sweazy, Raymond Benson, Judy Lee Burke, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Bryon Quertermous

11:15 a.m.      Games and prizes with Lou Macaluso

11:45 a.m.      “Path to Publication” with D.M. Pirrone, Joan Bard Collins, Kristen Gibson, Sue Myers

12:30 p.m.      “How to Write Series Mysteries” with Tim Chapman, Anna Lee Huber, Michael Stanley, Lynne Raimondo, Lynn Cahoon

1:15 p.m.        “What to Read: Light-hearted Mysteries” with Maggie Pill, Sparkle Abbey, Leslie Langtry, Betty Hechtman

1:45 p.m.        “Path to Publication with Libby Fischer Hellmann, Raymond Benson, Michael A. Black, Nancy Herriman, Larry D. Sweazy

2:15 SPECIAL GUEST

MWA member Marcia Clark in a Q&A with Lynne Raimondo

3:00 p.m. SPECIAL EVENT at Center Stage
MWA members Sara Paretsky and Lori Rader-Day judge a Flash Fiction contest: Ask for the prompts and join in the fun—for shouting rights and prizes!

3:00 p.m.        “Meet the MWA Midwest Board” with Tony Perona, Anna Lee Huber, D.E. Johnson, Lou Macaluso, Suzanne Rorhus

4:10 p.m.        “Partners in Crime: Writing in Pairs” with Cynthia Pelayo, Sparkle Abbey, Elizabeth Perona, Michael Stanley

5:10 p.m.        Games and prizes with Sparkle Abbey

Sunday, June 12
Author Signings

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Sparkle Abbey, D.E. Johnson, Gunter Kaesdorf, Lou Macaluso, Bryon Quertermous

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Julia Buckley, Julia Hoffman, Anna Lee Huber, Gin Price, Patricia Skalka, Michael Stanley

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Paul Dale Anderson, E.C. Diskin, Charlie Donlea, Sheyna Galyan, Sam Reaves

2:30 p.m.
A.J. Cattapan, Jack Fredrickson, Frances McNamara, Carlene O’Connor, Lew Stonehouse, Charlene Wexler

Tent Activities

10:30 a.m. SPECIAL EVENT in Hotel Blake/Dearborn Room
MWA Midwest member Susanna Calkins leads a how-to on how to conduct research for fiction

10:30 a.m.      “Path to Publication: Historical Mysteries” with Anna Lee Huber, Nancy Herriman, D.E. Johnson, D.M. Pirrone

11:15 a.m.      “Path to Publication” with Nancy E. Johnson, Sheyna Galyan, John Fortunato, Maggie Pill, Sam Reaves

12:05 p.m.      Games and prizes with D.M. Pirrone

12:35 p.m.      “Ask the Law” with Lynne Raimondo and Adam Henkels

1:15 p.m.        “Path to Publication” with Susanna Calkins, Julia Buckley, A.J. Cattapan, Carlene O’Connor, Gin Price

1:45 p.m. SPECIAL EVENT

Debut author Shaun Harris interviewed by Bryon Quertermous. FREE Advanced Reader Copies of “The Hemingway Thief” to the first 50 attendees

2:15 p.m.        Readings by Paul Dale Anderson, Jack Fredrickson, Patricia Skalka, Charlene Wexler, E.C. Diskin, Sam Reaves

3:00 p.m.        “The Dark Corners of Mystery” with E.C. Diskin, Paul Dale Anderson, Sam Reaves

4:10 p.m.        “How to Write Great Mystery Characters” with Patricia Skalka, Charlie Donlea, Julia Hoffman, Lew Stonehouse

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