Special Agent John Garland, USCG Investigative Services

Hear from an expert! Special Agent John Garland, USCG Investigative ServicesSpecial Agent John Garland discusses the unique role of this Special, but little known, branch of the U.S. Coast Guard. He’ll focus on the training required to be an agent, the unique investigations they participate in as an Agency within the Department of Homeland Security, […]

July 2021 MWA NW Reading Event

MWA NW Author ReadingsMiss going to bookstores to hear your favorite authors? Missing Noir at the Bar? Join us to hear some of our local mystery authors read from their work. Its all virtual. BYOB!You'll hear a wide range of styles, ranging from gritty to cozy, from humorous to drop-dead serious.Moderated by Michael Munro. Readers […]

How to Create the Perfect Crime for Young Readers

How to Create the Perfect Crime for Young Readers: Everything you need to know to get started writing mysteries for children and teensPB? MG? YA? Early readers? Are you speaking a different language?Yes, in a way, this is its own language. Because writing for children and teens has its own unique guidelines, challenges, and rewards. […]

My Bizarre Writing Career with Phillip M. Margolin

My Bizarre Writing Career. Phil Margolin will talk about he switched from being a full-time criminal defense attorney to a full-time writer.Phil will touch on how he gets his ideas and his writing system. Then he will invite the audience to ask him anything they’d like to know about his writing process, his two movies, […]

Tales From a King County Search & Rescuer

Come and listen to stories from King County Explorer Search & Rescue Volunteer, Alexis Leader. Bring your questions!Alexis' story:I first became involved in Search and Rescue back in 2014 when I was 18 years old, since then I have gone on over 85 missions and logged hundreds of training. I am now a member of […]

Mystery Writers of America NW Presents: Promoting & Marketing Your Writing

Mystery Writers of America Northwest Chapter announces February Mini Conference – Promoting and Marketing Your Work.Join MWA NW for a day full of marketing and promotional advice for authors. Start the year off right by focusing on connecting with new readers. Do you have a New Year’s resolution to be more intentional with your marketing? […]

MWA-NW MAY 2022 MINI CONFERENCE ON CRAFT

MWA Northwest Present a Virtual Workshop Focused on the Craft of WritingInvest in yourself and your writing. Join us for this one-day event with three notable authors!Learn about POV, Setting, and get an overview the five fundamental Save The Cat Beats.AGENDA for the Day9:30am Welcome & Announcements9:45 – 11:15am Managing Point of View – Simon […]

MWA-NW Fall Tribal Law Miniconference

MWA-NW FALL MINICONFERENCE: TRIBAL LAW MATTERS Saturday, October 15, 9 AM to 3 PM MWA-Northwest is thrilled to present four distinguished speakers, serving both local and distant tribal nations, to discuss the impact of jurisdictional issues between the tribes and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Suquamish Tribal Police Chief Mike Lasnier has over […]

MWA Northwest Craft Seminar For The New Year

Mystery Writers of America – Northwest invites you to attend the first seminar of 2023 - two workshops covering suspense, voice, and theme.Agenda 9:30-10:00am Welcome, Intros, Brags with MWA-NW president David Schlosser10:00-11:30am Increasing Pace & Suspense with Intentional Rewrites, presented by Elena Taylor11:30am-12pm Break12:00-3:00pm Writing Essentials: Voice & Theme, presented by Briana LaneIncreasing Pace and […]

A Creative Writing and A.I. Seminar with SJ Rozan and Briana Lane

MWA-Northwest presents a summer workshop: PLOT, STORY, STRUCTURE; VOICE AND THEME; AND MORE THAN AN INTRO TO A.I.MWA NORTHWEST IS PROUD TO PRESENTA DOUBLE-BARRELED ZOOM SEMINAR ON CREATIVE WRITING PLUS TOP SECRET RECON ON A.I.With SJ ROZAN and BRIANA LANE(Can't attend on July 15? This event will be recorded and available for playback later)11 AM […]

PARTICIPATE IN A REAL TV SERIES WRITERS ROOM! (BY ZOOM)

YOUR CHANCE TO BE A TV STAFF WRITER IN SITU, WORKING UNDER HOT CURRENT SHOW RUNNERS. A RARE OPPORTUNITY, DESIGNED BY BRIANA LANE FOR MWA NW.EVER SPENT THE AFTERNOON PLAYING TIDDLY-WINKS WITH A UNICORN?DID YOU EVEN KNOW THAT UNICORNS PLAYED TIDDLY-WINKS?WELL NOW HERE'S YOUR CHANCE, THANKS TO WRITER/PRODUCER BRIANA LANE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD […]

MWA-Northwest Meeting: How Washington Crime Labs work

Hear the real story of how Washington State's Crime Labs receive, analyze, and report on crime scene evidenceOn television and in the movies, there are plenty of scenes depicting crime labs. Probably the most famous is NCIS (name the city). And there are scenes where people can pull favors for lab technicians. Now it’s time […]