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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 [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:29+00:00 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 [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 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 Turn in 50 pages of an unpublished mystery manuscript and a fee ($50 for nonmembers, $25 for members) and get a critique from a published author!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 [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 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 [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

Chapter meeting Sunday features psychic Karen Jacobson

Looking for a little magic for your next mystery? Psychic Karen Jacobson will share stories from her work and tips on how to incorporate mystics, tarot readers, or psychics into your stories at this Sunday’s MWA Midwest chapter meeting. We meet at NOON at Love Is Murder (The Hotel Intercontinental, Rosemont, 5300 River Road). Rev. [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

MWA Midwest presents Writers Track at Love Is Murder

At the mystery and romance writers conference Love Is Murder, February 7-9, Mystery Writers of America-Midwest Chapter offers The Writer's Track,  a nuts and bolts approach to the most important and perplexing questions of a writer's career. From writing great dialogue and character, to the realities of the best seller list, and all the myths [...]

2017-05-25T00:15:25+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

A year in mystery writing

At this month's chapter meeting, several early career writers asked about conferences for the genre. Here's what the year in mystery writing looks like for 2014: Love Is Murder, Rosemont, IL, Feb. 7-9, 2014 Left Coast Crime: Calamari Crime, Monterey, CA, March 20-23, 2014 Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MA, May 2-4, 2014 Book Expo America, New [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Public, Uncategorized|

Holiday Party Dec. 8!

Sunday, December 8, is our annual Holiday Lunch. Members and their guests only this time, please. 1 p.m. at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St, Forest Park, IL.  Lunch from Jimmy's Place is included. See you there!

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 December 7th, 2013|Public, Uncategorized|

November meeting features ghost stories

Our November chapter meeting has a special, spooky guest... Adam Selzer is the author of the new GHOSTS OF CHICAGO book from Llewellyn worldwide. It's his attempt to figure out what we really know and how we know it regarding various Chicago ghost stories—he solved a mystery or two along the way. He's also the [...]

2017-02-13T13:18:30+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Public, Uncategorized|