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GENREPALOOZA: MINGLING WITH HWA AND RWA

Three copyIt was mysterious! It was horrific! It was . . . romantic! Members of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, the Horror Writers Association, and the Romance Writers of America-New York City met and mingled over cocktails (and in air conditioning, on an extremely muggy summer night) at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan on August 11. MWA-NY’s Laura K.Curtis, HWA’s James Chambers, and RWA-NYC’s Kate McMurray each spoke briefly to the crowd. IMG_4173 copyThis event was sponsored by MWA-NY, HWA, and RWA-NYC. Future genre-writer gatherings are planned, with, we hope, members of the Science Fiction Writers of America! To see a full album of photographs, visit our Facebook page here.…

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BURSTEIN/MWA-NY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the inaugural Leon B. Burstein Scholarship has been extended. Aspiring mystery writers can now submit their applications until Friday, September 23. You can download the application by clicking here. The scholarship, named for avid mystery fan Leon B. Burstein, supports mystery writing by providing financial assistance to writers who want to take a […]

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GONE (BUT NOT FORGOTTEN) BOOKS

The Internet, as we’ve all discovered, is a mixed blessing. One of its decided pleasures, however, is the ease with which books can be found. When I worked in a bookstore in Los Angeles over 20 years ago, if a book was out of print, there were only two options for the reader: look for it […]

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THE PLAY’S THE THING . . .

It is for me, at any rate. In past entries for the MWA-NY blog I’ve written about the mystery play. I’d like to return briefly to the subject — briefly, for the best of reasons: I’ve got a play to finish. Might As Well Be Dead, my second adaptation of one of Rex Stout’s tales […]

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