March 2, 2019
First Responders and PTSD
2222 Bush St., San Francisco
10 AM-12:30 PM
Dr. Joel Fay, retired police officer (36 years), police psychologist, founder of The First Responders Support Network and co-author (with Ellen Kirschman and Dr. Mark Kamena) of Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know. Whether you write about cops, fire fighters, paramedics—or even a non-professional crime fighter—if you write mysteries, your characters are going to come face to face with traumatic situations. How do they cope, afterward? What burdens do they bear, and how does it change them? This panel of experts will talk about the real world, but with an eye to what a teller of stories needs to know.
March 28-31, 2019
Left Coast Crime
This year’s LCC is in Vancouver, BC—a great town where a whole lot of West Coast writers (and readers!) will gather. MWA’s three left-coast chapters—SoCal, NorCal, and Northwest—are sponsoring a buy-the-members-a-drink night at the Hyatt bar, Thursday following the opening ceremonies. Come and meet your fellow MWA members—and if you’re not registered yet, you can look into it and check out the guests.
May 4-5, 2019
Bay Area Book Fest
Planning is in the early stages, but put BABF on your calendar and join MWA in celebrating the book.
August 22-25, 2019
Book Passage Mystery Writing Conference
Over the years, a lot of our MWA NorCal members have enjoyed and learned from this amazing conference on the craft of writing. Now, Book Passage is offering MWA members a $75 discount on registration! If you’ve never been, take a look at last year’s offering. 2019 signups will open soon.
October 19-25, 2019
Across the chapter area, a week of panels, readings, Noir, and more. Stay tuned!
October 31-November 3, 2019
“Denim, Diamonds, and Death” is the theme for the 2019 Dallas 50th anniversary Bouchercon. The planners intend to pull out all the stops for this one!