Monthly Meetings

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 Topics range from craft to forensics to marketing and are intended for both published and unpublished authors.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.

Until further notice, meetings will be virtual only and you will not have the option of in-person attendance. A link and password to join the meeting will be sent to members the week of the meeting. There will be no charge to attend.

Check our Special Events page for meetings held in other locations around the state.

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Here are the upcoming meeting dates: NOV 21; DEC 19


happy holidays

DATE: December 19, 2020


The holiday party began with laughing and mingling.  A comedian performed, a psychic told fortunes, an actress did a reading. Suddenly there were screams and gun shots and the victim collapsed, dead. Who did it?  Was it the jealous fiance, the greedy twin sister, the ambitious understudy or…someone else? Listen carefully as the detective begins the investigation.  Can you solve The Very Merry Murder? Solve correctly and you will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize!


Barbara Fox is the producer/director of Mystery On The Menu, an interactive theater company she founded in 1986.  She writes, produces and acts in the plays which have been presented on trains, resorts, cruise ships for corporate, private and public groups.  She is the author of several mystery novels, short plays, children’s books and has created several virtual mystery games.  She lives in Hollywood, FL where she enjoys the beach, line dancing and, before the pandemic, going to the theater, movies and on as many cruises as possible.


12:00-12:20: Virtual mingling
12:20-12:40: Chapter business meeting
12:45-2:00: Holiday Interactive Mystery


  • Please register no later than Thursday, December 17.
  • Sign up in advance for a (free) Zoom account.
  • On the website, scroll down and register.
  • A link and password to join the party will be sent the week of the meeting. There is no charge to attend.
  • A door prize will be awarded by random drawing from all participants registered by December 13.
  • Until further notice, the FMWA virtual meetings are open to FMWA members and invited guests only. If you’d like to invite a guest, please register them on the website.



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