Welcome to the home of the Northwest Chapter of 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 holds dinner meetings with guest speakers on the second Saturday of each month except July and August, usually from 6 to 8 PM. Meeting locations vary, with most being in the Greater Seattle area.  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 back here or join our MWA-NW Facebook group.

Northwest Chapter Board Members:

  • President: Kat Richardson
  • Vice President: Larry Keeton
  • Secretary: David Schlosser
  • Treasurer: Scotti Andrews
  • Directors at Large:
    • Kelly Garrett
    • Leslie Hall
    • Michael Munro
  • Past President: Brain Thornton

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