Welcome to the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. FMWA is an organization of published and aspiring authors, booksellers, readers, and other industry professionals pursuing a career or interest in the crime fiction genre.
Our Monthly Meetings feature dynamic speakers and networking opportunities with fellow authors, reviewers, and booksellers. We invite experts to keep us up to date on forensic topics, marketing skills and writing-related subjects. We’d love to have you join us. The cost for the lunch and speaker program is $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Register for a meeting Here.
Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2014: November 15 and December 13
Dates for 2015: January 17, February 26–SleuthFest, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19.
SleuthFest is our annual conference. This four-day event includes bestselling authors as well as keynote speakers, editors and agents, booksignings, an on-site bookstore, raffles, special social events and more. SleuthFest has garnered a reputation as one of the premier mystery writers’ conferences in the country.
Keynote Speaker: James Patterson
Florida Guest of Honor: James W. Hall
Sunday Brunch Speaker: Humorist Dave Barry
Interested in having a mystery writer speak at your next function? Check out our Speaker’s Bureau page.
Want to hear one of our speakers? Visit our Special Events page to see where we’ll be next.
Need feedback on your work? Enter our next Freddie Award Contest.