Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Houston MWASW Meeting

Third or fourth Saturday of each month at noon
1399 S. Voss
Houston, TX 77057

Next Meeting: February 24, 2018 (Please note this is the fourth Saturday)

We welcome New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie. She is a native Texan who writes crime novels set in
the United Kingdom. Her Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
has received numerous awards, including Edgar, Macavity, and
Agatha nominations, and is published in more than a dozen
countries to international acclaim.

The Houston MWASW group usually meets the third Saturday of each month, except June, July, August and December. Meeting time is Noon-2 PM. We will be meeting at Carrabba's at 1399 S. Voss. Contact Laura Elvebak at or call our reservation line 713-797-8464 by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

Dallas MWASW Meeting

First Saturday of each month at 10 AM
Olive Garden
4240 Belt Line
Addison, TX

Next Meeting: February 3, 2018

Fresh Eyes to Help Your Fresh Words

Time again to help each other make good words better. Bring five (5) copies of no more than three (3) pages (one for yourself to read, and four so the panel can follow along and write notes on your pages). After you read to the group, the panel will give comments and suggestions.

Pages should be standard manuscript format, meaning one inch margins all around, double-spaced, Times or similar font in at least 12 point type, and no extra lines between paragraphs. Those paragraphs should be indented, and dialogue from a new speaker always needs a new paragraph.

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line, Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10 AM-noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee (cash only—please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees. The fee is reduced to $5 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: Check the group's web site for more information.


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