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:
September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14 (second Saturday), January 18, February 15
We participate in book festivals and hold meetings for members around the state. To learn more about upcoming dates, visit our Special Events page.
The Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America presents the third annual All Write event on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor, Cotilla Gallery. The event will be comprised of four mini-workshops designed to help novice and seasoned authors hone their writing skills. Following are the MWA authors who will speak as well as this year’s topics: Joyce Sweeney (plot clock), Chris Jackson (writing), Janice Hardy (scene structure), and Miriam Auerbach (dialogue). The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please reserve a seat at: http://lib.nova.edu/authors
Interested in learning more about the craft and business of writing? Attend Florida Author’s Academy from June through September in Delray Beach. Many of our members are instructors.
SleuthFest is our annual conference. SleuthFest 2020 will be March 26-29 at The DoubleTree in Deerfield Beach. 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. For more details, please visit www.sleuthfest.com.
Were you unable to attend Sleuthfest 2019? You can still obtain the CDs or MP3 files. Go here to order: http://vwtapes.com/sleuthfest.aspx. To get the SF discounted price, contact Patrick via the email or phone on his website. Also the recordings from prior Sleuthfests are on sale.
Interested in having a mystery writer speak at your next function? Check out our Speaker’s Bureau page.
Members Only section: To access the Members Only features of this website, you’ll need to enter the login code and password (NOT your email address) on the right. If you require the code and are a chapter member, please email an officer.
For questions other than monthly meeting registration, please contact us at info@MWAFlorida.org