Mystery Writers Key West Fest!

Authors at the Bar Crawl Mystery Writers Key West Fest 2014

The group of writers above attended the first annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest in 2014.  This year is the Third Annual Fest, and promises to be even better than last year. Our location is back at the Doubletree Inn. Hotel registration is also linked to the website.

Registration is up and running on the website at http://www.mysterywriterskeywestfest.com . Here’s the current schedule, which is subject to change and additional details.

Schedule of Events: June 10-12, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

1:    00 WORKSHOP ONE – Monroe County Sheriff’s Swat Team (subject to change)
2:00 WORKSHOP TWO – James O. Born – “How to Write a Novel, Part 1
3:00 WORKSHOP THREE – James O. Born – “How to Write a Novel, Part 2
4:00 WORKSHOP FOUR – Ben Sobieck – “Weapons for Writers: A Practical Reference for Writing Firearms and Knives in Fiction.”

5:30 – 8:30 RECEPTION (SMOKIN’ TUNA)
6:00 – 6:30 Welcome – County and City Officials
6:30 – 6:30 – SIT-DOWN DINNER (included in registration , $15 for guests.)
7:00 – 8:30 Roast – MWA Florida Chapter President Randy Rawls – James O. Born (MC)

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

8:30 WELCOME – Michael Haskins, Shirrel Rhoades
8:45 PANEL ONE
9:45 PANEL TWO
11:00 THE JERRY AWARDS -Sandra Balzo, Shirrel Rhoades
Previous winner: J. E. Irvin – Announce New Winner
11:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (included in registration – guests pay $25).
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Robert K. Tanenbaum
1:30 PANEL THREE
2:45 PANEL FOUR 4:00 PANEL FIVE – “Law Enforcement” – James O. Born (moderator), Rick Ramsey, Donnie Lee, FLDA, Jim Linder
5:15 Depart for Dinner

 

RECEPTION (TURTLE KRAALS)
6:00 – 7:00 Sunset Cocktails
7:00 BUFFET DINNER (included in registration – guests pay $25).
7:30 – 9:00 SPEAKER: Timothy Hallinan
9:00 GHOST TOUR

SUNDAY, JUNE 12,

8 TO 11 – BRUNCH (SCHOONER WHARF) – (included in registration – $15 for guests).

PANELISTS: Don Bruns, Sandy Balzo, Heather Graham, Jim Born, Jim Linder, Randy Rawls, Bob Coburn, Paul McGoran, Lew Weinstein, John Cunningham, Tim Hillinan, Lisa Black, Deb Sharp, Rick Ollerman, Anna Castle, Ben Sobieck, Vicki Landris, Mike Dennis

 

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