November Zoom Meeting at 7PM EST: An Evening with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Becca Syme

We’re so pleased to have USA Today bestselling author and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Becca Syme, join us for a discussion of “What Should Writers Quit.” Becca is a nationally renowned speaker on author success and personality-based productivity for writers. With fourteen years of experience as the personal success coach for fiction & nonfiction writers, screenwriters, … Read more

October Zoom Meeting at 7PM: An Evening of Short Stories with Michael Bracken

Michael Bracken, an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, and advertising copy, has received multiple awards for copywriting, two Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. The author of several books and more than 1,300 short stories, he has edited nine published or … Read more

August 11th Zoom Meeting at 7PM: The Future of Law Enforcement in Crime Fiction

Our country is reckoning with the greatest uprising in support of racial justice. As citizens and as artists, crime writers are uniquely positioned to question the power structures, dangers, and victories of this moment while revealing the darker truths many people may still wish to ignore. Join S.A. Cosby, Rachel Howzell Hall, Steph Cha, Richie Narvaez and John Fram as they discuss the future … Read more

June 16th Online Meeting: Crowdcasting and Social Media as Tools for Audience and Community-Building

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America is announcing NEW programs and online meetings for ALL of our members, no matter where you live. Until otherwise noted, our meetings will be presented online so that you can attend using your computer or other device. Our first online meeting will be at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, … Read more

April Dinner Meeting Cancelled

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MWA has elected to cancel the planned April chapter meeting in order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.  We’re also putting planned future meetings on hold until the current public health crisis is past.

March 10th Dinner Meeting: Bethanne Patrick. Transitioning from your Day Job to Full-Time Writer. 6:30-9:00 p.m., National Press Club.

  (Photo credit: Three Irish Girls)    Do you dream of quitting your day job to write full-time? Are you nearing retirement, or have you been offered a buyout? It’s a big and valiant leap from the structure of a 9-5 job to a full-time creative life, and it helps to make some plans in … Read more

February 18th Dinner Meeting: Allison Leotta in conversation with Daniel Stashower

Join us at our February meeting, to hear veteran prosecutor/bestselling novelist Allison Leotta and award-winning author and historian Daniel Stashower talk about how fact becomes fiction, what legal mysteries get wrong and right, and the real-life work that inspired Allison’s books. To sign up (and pay online) for the Tuesday February 18, meeting, visit the Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mwa-mid-atlantic-monthly-meeting-februrary-2020-tickets-92214705667) And mark … Read more

February 9th Writing Marathon!

Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter Event Co-Sponsored with MWA-Mid Atlantic Chapter Sunday, February 9th, 2020 WRITING MARATHON 1-5pm Reston Regional Library 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190 You’re invited to a writing marathon! Have you made a new year’s resolution to finish your latest novel or short story? Are you looking for a chance … Read more