Join MWA-NW at our April Meeting

10 04 2018

Meet: RUSS REUTHER

CHIEF DEPUTY CORONER, KITSAP COUNTY

Time:  Saturday,  April 14, 2018,  6 to 8 PM
Place:  Hot Java Cafe
409 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton WA  98337
(360) 813-1958  Follow this link for directions

Come and learn about the career and times of Russ Reuther, Kitsap County’s Chief Deputy Coroner. Unlike the Medical Examiner in larger cities and counties, the Coroner is a separately elected public official within Washington State.

Russ has a background of seven years in law enforcement in San Diego, and sixteen cumulative years as Lead Chaplain for both Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, as well as nearly two decades as a local pastor. His education included undergraduate Police Science and Criminal Justice-Administration, with graduate education in Pastoral Studies and Leadership.

He is currently Chief Deputy Coroner of Kitsap County, and is a member of the Washington Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners and the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. He’s active in the Kitsap community, serving on the Compassionate Friends Advisory Board, Cribs for Kids program, YMCA Safe Kids Advisory Board, and the Suicide Prevention Coalition.

So please join us for an interesting and educational evening. Hot Java Café serves beer, wine, and light food. Sailing times and rates for the Seattle-to-Bremerton ferry can be found here.

Admission is free for MWA members. The cover charge for non members is $10.00.

Thomas P. Hopp
Chapter President
MWA-Northwest





January 2018 Meeting

18 01 2018

Just a quick note to let you know we will be meeting Saturday January 20 at Sizzler Steakhouse on Southcenter Parkway from 6 to 8 PM.

We will spend the evening chatting about our writing and reading short pieces.

Tell us about your latest success as a writer, and/or read to us from a recent publication or a work in progress. Our guest speaker this month will be YOU, if you’re willing to regale us with your latest exploits as a writer of mystery fiction. As we did last year at this time, we will share New Year’s resolutions to write and publish more, and take the opportunity to read and listen to new works by our members.

Stop by for dinner and drinks and join in the fun!

Sizzler
16615 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, Washington 98188
For directions click HERE

More information can be found on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/165628074203843/





A Willo for Brian

9 09 2017

Brian's WilloTime: September 9, 2017, 6-8 PM
Place: Angelo’s Ristorante, Burien WA

Join us as the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America presents the prestigious Willo Award to long-time Chapter President and regional MWA stalwart, Brian Thornton.

The Willow Award is the Pacific Northwest’s own special recognition prize given to those individuals whose writing and contributions to the Northwest mystery community are exemplary. There will be pomp and ceremony, testimonials from fellow mystery writers, some reminiscences from Brian, and if we are lucky, a reading from his latest work in progress. Come, help us celebrate, and learn more about Northwest Chapter history and the people who make this one of the MWA’s most exciting regions.

As anyone familiar with our community can attest, few can claim to have done more to advance the cause of mystery writers in the Northwest than Brian. As a long-time Board Member and President of this organization, Brian has seen us through better than a decade of ups and downs in the industry, scores of meetings and seminars, events both happy and sad, and a great growth in our numbers and our achievements. He has personally fostered the career growth of quite a few of his fellow mystery writers, and has led us with skill, enthusiasm, and an infectious smile.

Biil and BrianHere we see a scene from a few years ago when then President Brian handed a Willo to Seattle Mystery Bookstore founder Bill Farley. What goes around comes around, Brian!

Admission is free for members. Non-member price is only $10.00. See you at Angelo’s!

Angelo’s Ristorante in Burien
601 SW 153rd St., Burien, WA
206-244-3555 Follow this LINK for directions





Join Our Facebook Group!

22 11 2009

On Facebook?

If so, join our Facebook Group. Its a great way to exchange info with other member of the Mystery Writer’s of America Northwest chapter and keep up to date on the latest happenings. If you’re a Facebook member, simply go here and join and you’ll get all the latest on meetings and other happenings as well as be able to exchange messages with other members.

See you there!

 





SEATTLE NOIR Launch Post Party on Saturday afternoon, May 23rd!

20 05 2009

This month’s chapter event takes place this coming Saturday, May 23rd, right after Seattle Mystery Books’ SEATTLE NOIR Anthology Launch Party.

We have several MWA-Northwest Chapter members, including Patricia Harrington, Thomas Hopp, G.M. Ford and Skye Moody and chapter board member (and collection editor) Curt Colbert have work that is featured in this anthology, and will all be on hand to sign!

MWA-Northwest is planning to take the party down the street to Fado, where the first round for all MWA Members in attendance will be picked up by the chapter.

Here are the particulars:

WHAT: SEATTLE NOIR Anthology Launch Party Followed By MWA-Northwest Post-Party

WHEN: Begins at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 (After Party to begin following the conclusion of this first event)

WHERE: Seattle Mystery Books 113 Cherry St Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 587-5737 Then up the street to: Fado Irish Pub http://www.fadoirishpub.com 801 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 264-2700

Please RSVP to me here (bthorntonwriter@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.





Send In Author Links!

14 02 2009

As part of the effort to make sure we are a resource for all of our members, I would like to send out a call for author links to go on our author page. The previous MWA website had a fairly old author link page, with much of the sites going to dead pages that hadn’t been updated for a while. As part of the move to this new site, I am going to ask that anyone who wants their website listed on our author links page, just e-mail me here and I will put it on the page. This will ensure that we only get those folks are are actively involved in MWA Northwest and only those pages that are actively being updated.

Thanks!