Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Special Day-Long Event with Jeffery Deaver
Saturday, October 20, 2018
HCRJ (Note updated venue!)
801 Bering Drive, Houston 77056
Parking is behind the building.
MWA members' cost $30 / non-members $50 (lunch is included in your fee)

The morning focuses on special guest Jeffery Deaver, who presents his much-heralded seminar. The afternoon features a panel discussion with MWASW authors Mark Pryor, Deborah Crombie, and J.M. Redmann.

8:45: Welcome: Kay Kendall, MWA SW Chapter President
9 AM - 12 noon: Jeffery Deaver
Noon: Lunch
2 - 3:30 PM: Panel discussion: Mark Pryor (Austin), Deborah Crombie (Fort Worth), J.M. Redmann (New Orleans)

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Click here to download a printable flyer (PDF).

Houston MWASW Meeting

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

Next Meeting: September 15

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 1,200 short stories, he has edited five crime fiction anthologies and provides editorial services to book and periodical publishers.

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: September 1

Audrey Wilson has been involved in search and rescue since 2010 and as a canine handler since 2013. She is a K9 evaluator and CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) for Search One Rescue Team. She has conducted searches throughout North Texas for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Audrey has experience with detection training in HRD as well as Tracking/Trailing, and is in the process of certifying as a Trailing handler for Search One Rescue Team.

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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