MWA Northwest Events

Our calendar of upcoming events.

MWA Northwest Blog

Posts on craft, marketing, the business of writing, and more.

Member News and Resources

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Interview With A Bookseller: Diana Portwood of Bob’s Beach Books

What are the best ways for authors to support indie bookstores?

Critique Groups in the Zoom Era

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, my long-running Portland-based critique group is soldiering on, using the now ubiquitous Zoom videoconferencing service. With many people adapting to Zoom (or Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.), now might be a good time for geographically dispersed MWA members to form virtual critique groups that will outlast the pandemic.

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As It Turns Out, You Do Know Jack

For years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Lee Child’s novels about Jack Reacher. I love the way the Reacher stories thrum with pleasurable uncertainty while I roll my eyes as Reacher’s over-the-top, alpha-male infallibility.

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About the Mystery Writers of America

MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, mystery readers, and professionals in the mystery and crime-writing fields. The Northwest Chapter serves members of MWA who live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

MWA-NW offers a variety of services to chapter members, including dinner meetings with guest speakers, a regular newsletter with news, professional education, and more.

Become a Member

Learn how you can join the leading association for professional crime writers in the United States.