About MWA Northwest

A Community of Professional Writers

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

MWA-NW holds monthly meetings and other events throughout the year. Meeting locations vary, and include virtual events as well as in-person meetings in the Greater Seattle area and Portland. Past speakers have included police officers, detectives, FBI agents, prosecutors, coroners, bail bondsmen, DNA experts, fire marshals, and a variety of other persons associated with law enforcement and crime investigation. For updates on future speakers, locations, and meeting times, check the Events page of our website or join our MWA-NW Facebook group.

2024 Board

  • President: David Schlosser
  • Vice President: Brian Thornton
  • Secretary: Scotti Andrews
  • Treasurer: Kate Williams
  • Directors at Large:
    • Robin Barefield
    • Larry Keaton
    • Briana Lane
    • Doug Levin
    • Michael Munro
    • Laurie Rockenbeck

Become a Member

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