July 13th Zoom Meeting at Noon: A Presentation by Jane Friedman on Self-Publishing Trends and Changes

The MWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter is delighted to invite you to join us for an online presentation by Jane Friedman on Self-Publishing Trends and Changes. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation. Date: Monday, July 13, 2020 Time: 12 PM via Zoom Jane has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, … 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

November 12 Networking and Reconnecting

Long time no see! It’s been a while since the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America got together on our own. That changes on November 12, when we hope you will join us for Networking, Reconnecting and Fun at the National Press Club The NPC will be our new central location for monthly … Read more

MWA-MA Fall 2019 Newsletter

Networking, Reconnecting and Fun Tuesday, November 12, National Press Club Join us on Tuesday, November 12, for drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the National Press Club, the new location for meetings of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. When? Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. Where? National Press Club, 529 14th Street … Read more

Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

Our Chapter Members Win, Place, and… Show Their Skills!                 Congratulations to writers in our Mid-Atlantic Chapter for various honors this year—including Stacy Woodson and Josh Pachter (top image, standing center and right), Art Taylor (bottom left image) and Sujata Massey (bottom right).Our chapter members have won or … Read more

June 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Workshop on Reinventing Your Mystery Writing Career Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with check-in starting at 10:15 a.m.) at The Lake House 11450 Baron Cameron Ave. Reston, VA 20190 Has your career stalled? Itching to try something new? Has your … Read more