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 Topics range from craft to forensics to marketing and are intended for both published and unpublished authors.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.
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Upcoming Meeting Dates
Oct. 20, Nov. 17
DATE: October 20, 2018 Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting
GUEST SPEAKER: Christopher Hawke
PROGRAM: “Psychology and the Art of Writing”
Improve your story crafting skills by applying the principles of psychology. Go line by line through real-world examples with Christopher Hawke, as we explore what makes great writing work from both the author’s and reader’s point of view. Members will be encouraged to add their input as Christopher dissects work and reveals the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the written word!
Speaker: Christopher Hawke’s debut novel, Unnatural Truth—a surreal psychological thriller focusing on the perception of reality, addiction, and mental illness—established Hawke’s unique talent for storytelling. His second novel, Altered Selves, is a 21st-century fable about what it means to have a soul and the power of true forgiveness.
Following his passion for teaching the craft of writing and utilizing his career in information technology and marketing, he is co-owner of Community Authors, a one-stop author services company. Christopher believes everyone has a story worth telling.
DATE: SATURDAY, October 20, 2018
TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:30: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation
PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Prepayment by October 17 is strongly urged.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay online: 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.
IMPORTANT – if you sign up for a meeting via PayPal in error, do NOT dispute the charge with PayPal. Instead, please contact our Treasurer via email ASAP at email@example.com and she will refund your payment less PayPal’s transaction fee of 2.9% plus $0.30. If you do dispute the charge, be aware that you will be liable for any penalties back-charged to the FMWA Chapter by PayPal (minimum $20.00 per disputed transaction). Thanks for your cooperation!
To reserve and pay via mail:
Step 1–Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 FMWA Treasurer, 2301 S. Ocean Dr. #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019
Please make your online reservation by October 17, or mail your check at least 3 days prior to that date so that you will be included on the reservation list, and we can provide the hotel with an accurate headcount! Walk-ins are accommodated only it space allows.
Next Meeting Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018.
- DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
- TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:30: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation
- PROGRAM: Psychology and the Art of Writing
- 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.
- NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018: Please Save The Date.