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Every Saturday at 11 AM
MWA NorCal sponsored Saturday Write-in. Join us on Saturday mornings for 10 minutes of chatty camaraderie followed by some dedicated writing time. And for NaNoWriMo in November, we’ll also be hosting an additional evening meet-up—Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Members, email MWANorCalEvents@gmail.com and request the Google Meet link to join.
Every other Saturday at 1 PM
MWA NorCal Facebook Live
September 26, 1 PM: Claire Johnson – ABC’s of Writing a Mystery
October 16-17, 2020
Panels, interviews, awards, writers galore—and, the NorCal Players present: “Ghost Town Mortuary”—an original 1946 Anthony Boucher radio play! Sign up for Bouchercon here.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Noir at the Bar
In conjunction with Litquake, another great group read of gritty (and not so gritty) writing, in a bar, in San Francisco. What’s not to love? Laurie R. King emcees NorCal stars Cara Black, Robin Burcell, Rae James, S.A. Lelchuk, Camille Minichino, Jason Ridler, Faye Snowdon, & Jacqueline Winspear. Pull up a drink!
October 24-30, 2020
We’re filling the panels now, on topics like Staying Creative in a Time of Pandemic; Finding your Characters; Settings & Research; Historical Mysteries; Humor in Murder (Mysteries); What does Genre Fiction Say About Society Today?; and Mixing the Genres. Seven nights, 40+ writers, something for every reader—and writer!
MWA NorCal will host a variety of virtual NaNoWriMo meetups, with tips, cheering sessions, and end-of-the-month wrap-ups & suggestions, as our members make a dash to the finish line of a first draft. This is the year to dive in to National Novel Writing Month!