DALLAS MYSTERY WRITERS

Crime Doesn’t Pay . . . Enough!

The Dallas Mystery Writers

This is the website for the Dallas chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We are open to writers of all genres from mystery to romance to speculative fiction and all points in between. If you want to write, or write better, you are welcome to attend any of our regular workshops. Membership in the national MWA is not necessary to attend the Dallas group meetings. There are plenty of benefits in joining the MWA, but there's no membership requirement to attend the Dallas meetings. Membership dues are $50 per year. Click the “Pay Membership Dues” button to submit through PayPal. Members attend in-person meetings for free, and get the Zoom link for meetings they prefer to attend remotely. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: No door fee at meetings Zoom link provided for every meeting NEW! Free 30 minute one-on-one session with one professional writer member (LaRee, Sandy, Susan, or James) each year.

LOCATION:

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at the Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line (at Midway), Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10:15 AM – Noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee for non-members (cash only) for the program and drinks-only attendees when we meet in person (members get in automatically). No reservations are necessary there’s always room for another writer. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: james@gaskin.com

Dallas MWA Events:

Saturday, February 5, 2023

10:15 AM - Meeting in Person

(And on Zoom! for members)

Reavis Z. Wortham

The Road to Publication and

Other Great Disasters

To date, more than 2,000 newspaper and magazine articles bear Reavis Wortham’s byline. The Rock Hole was a finalist in the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, and a finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion. He’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Writers’ League of Texas, International Association of Crime Writers (North American Branch), Sisters in Crime, The Texas Outdoor Writers Association, and International Thriller Writers. He's an avid outdoorsman, loves to travel, camp, canoe, backpack, hunt, and fish, to name only a few activities. He says he’s also that rare male human animal that has no use for competitive sports, professional or otherwise. The quote about Reavis Wortham from Jeffery Deaver, his friend and fellow author of The Bone Collector, sums his work up nicely. “Think: Elmore Leonard meets James Lee Burke.” And if you haven’t read either of those gentlemen, shame on you as a writer.

BONUS!!!

Free Book Give-Away

When you sign-in at the meeting be sure to get your raffle ticket. At the end of Reavis Wortham’s presentation he will draw a ticket for some lucky winner to receive a free copy of one of his books. REMEMBER: Our speakers basically come to us for free and a lunch, so supporting them by purchasing their books shows our appreciation.
DALLAS MYSTERY WRITERS

Crime Doesn’t Pay . . . Enough!

The Dallas

Mystery Writers

This is the website for the Dallas chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We are open to writers of all genres from mystery to romance to speculative fiction and all points in between. If you want to write, or write better, you are welcome to attend any of our regular workshops. Membership in the national MWA is not necessary to attend the Dallas group meetings. There are plenty of benefits in joining the MWA, but there's no membership requirement to attend the Dallas meetings. Membership dues are $50 per year. Click the “Pay Membership Dues” button to submit through PayPal. Members attend in- person meetings for free, and get the Zoom link for meetings they prefer to attend remotely. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: No door fee at meetings Zoom link provided for every meeting NEW! Free 30 minute one- on-one session with one professional writer member (LaRee, Sandy, Susan, or James) each year.

LOCATION:

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at the Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line (at Midway), Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10:15 AM – Noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee for non- members (cash only) for the program and drinks-only attendees when we meet in person (members get in automatically). No reservations are necessary there’s always room for another writer. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: james@gaskin.com

Dallas MWA

Events:

Saturday, February

5, 2023

10:15 AM - Meeting

in Person (And on

Zoom! for

members)

Reavis Z.

Wortham

The Road to

Publication and

Other Great

Disasters

To date, more than 2,000 newspaper and magazine articles bear Reavis Wortham’s byline. The Rock Hole was a finalist in the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, and a finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion. He’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Writers’ League of Texas, International Association of Crime Writers (North American Branch), Sisters in Crime, The Texas Outdoor Writers Association, and International Thriller Writers. He's an avid outdoorsman, loves to travel, camp, canoe, backpack, hunt, and fish, to name only a few activities. He says he’s also that rare male human animal that has no use for competitive sports, professional or otherwise. The quote about Reavis Wortham from Jeffery Deaver, his friend and fellow author of The Bone Collector, sums his work up nicely. “Think: Elmore Leonard meets James Lee Burke.” And if you haven’t read either of those gentlemen, shame on you as a writer.

BONUS!!!

Free Book Give-

Away

When you sign-in at the meeting be sure to get your raffle ticket. At the end of Reavis Wortham’s presentation he will draw a ticket for some lucky winner to receive a free copy of one of his books. REMEMBER: Our speakers basically come to us for free and a lunch, so supporting them by purchasing their books shows our appreciation.