Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Houston MWASW Meeting

Third or fourth Saturday of each month at noon
Blue Onyx Bistro
4720 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027

Next Meeting: March 21, 2020

A Writer's Journey with Laura Elvebak

Most of you know Laura Elvebak as MWASW former chapter president and current treasurer as well as the editor of the chapter newsletter, the Sleuth Sayer. You may also know her as the author of the Niki Alexander Mysteries: Less Dead, Lost Witness, and A Matter of Revenge, as well as The Flawed Dance and The Past Never Dies. Or by her short stories, included in five anthologies published with the Final Twist Writers.
But did you know she is a screenwriter as well as a mystery writer? Or that she studied writing at UCLA, USC, and screenwriting at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California? Laura also studied mystery writing from Chris Rogers at Rice University, and screenwriting from Sam Havens at Saint Thomas.
Putting her studies into action, Laura optioned two scripts for a production company in Houston, and participated in the writing, acting and producing of a 48Hour Film, shown in local movie theaters. Laura also co-wrote, directed and acted in a play presented at the Country Playhouse and participated in children's summer plays.

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 Blue Onyx Bistro at 4720 Richmond Ave. 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: Meeting info is available on the group's web site.

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:


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