Florida Chapter of MWA monthly meetings offer members the chance to socialize, learn about their craft, get inspired, and exchange industry news. We meet on the third Saturday of each month. At our lunch meetings, we offer entertaining, educational programs by accomplished speakers. Topics range from craft to forensics to marketing and are intended for both published and unpublished authors. We welcome other professionals in the fields of writing and publishing, plus those who simply appreciate reading a good mystery novel. The cost for the lunch and speaker program is $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Check our Special Events page for meetings held in other locations around the state.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
October 28 (Note: this is the 4th Saturday of the month), November 18, December 16 (annual Holiday Party)
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Meeting HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to HURRICANE IRMA. Next meeting is Oct. 28 on the fourth Saturday of the month.
DATE: Saturday, September 16, 2017 (Meeting Cancelled as noted above)
PROGRAM: FLORIDA CHAPTER MWA 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Break out the champagne! The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America is 25 years old, and we’re celebrating this milestone with a PARTY! In addition to the usual buffet luncheon, special events include: the viewing of a professional FMWA commemorative video; the cutting of a FMWA birthday cake along with champagne toast; a FMWA trivia competition; raffle drawings; and memories from some of our longtime FMWA members. Plus, all anniversary party attendees will receive a commemorative party favor celebrating FMWA’s first quarter century. Please register early (by September 13) so that we will be sure to have plenty of cake, champagne, and party favors for all attendees!
TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch and 25th Anniversary Party Events
PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487; Get Directions Here
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: Scroll down to the “Sign up for Luncheon Meeting” box and fill in your information, then click the “Pay Now” button and follow the instructions.
To reserve and pay via mail: Step 1–Email Harriet at email@example.com with the subject line “FMWA Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Step 2– Write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.” Step 3–Mail your payment to Harriet Ottenheimer, at 2301 S. Ocean Dr., #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019.
Please make your reservation by September 13th!
Refund Policy for meeting no-shows: Members must notify Harriet before noon on Wednesday to cancel their reservation if they want a refund. People must pay the reservation fee regardless if they eat or not, to help cover the cost of the room.
Next Meeting Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 (NOTE: THIS MONTH ONLY THE MEETING IS THE 4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH)
- DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
- TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:30: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation
- PROGRAM: FMWA 25th Anniversary Party
- PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487
- COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.
- RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay through PayPal, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” above and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.
To reserve and pay via mail: email Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FMWA September Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Then write your check or money order payable to "Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter" and mail to Harriet Ottenheimer, at 2301 S. Ocean Dr., #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019.
- NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017: Please Save The Date.