Mystery Writers of America New England Chapter meetings are held at the Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445.
We meet the second Wednesday of the month, September through June (with the exception of November because of Crime Bake). Food and conversation at 6:30 p.m. The meeting proper begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome!
Crime Bake is sold out. Register to join the wait list.
Dates: November 8-10, 2019
Crime Bake is the premier conference for crime-fiction writers and readers in New England. Offering numerous opportunities to meet and network with agents, editors, and authors in a small, friendly environment, Crime Bake is a must-attend for mystery fans and writers. To add yourself to our email list, go to: http://crimebake.org/contact/
Stephen Rogers writes:
Tilia is arranging Mystery Day at the Natick Farmers‘ Market (Natick, MA) on September 14th from 9am – 1pm. (Since the market is outdoors, there is a rain date of September 21.)
Tilia is looking for three additional authors to take part in this event. If you are interested and available, please let her know:
Registration for the Maine Crime Wave closes on May 20.
MWA-NE members get the member pricing option but must phone to register. Number is on the Crime Wave web site: 207-228-8263.
The Maine Crime Wave is held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Saturday June 1. For more information, see http://mainewriters.org/maine-crime-wave/.
Heist! The Isabella Gardner Stewart museum – Stephen Kurkjian
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
It’s regarded as the largest art theft in world history – the theft of more than a half billion dollars in art pieces including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Manet, stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. And more than 28 years later the crime remains unsolved, no one has ever been arrested, and not a single piece recovered, despite the museum’s offer of a $10 million reward and the pledge by federal officials not to prosecute anyone who returns the art voluntarily. Stephen Kurkjian, who was The Boston Globe‘s principal reporter on the case for a decade before his retirement in 2008, will talk about the case and his 2015 non-fiction book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off The World’s Greatest Art Heist, which has been praised as the most-authoritative account of the case. Kurkjian has been working with WBUR on the podcast on the case, LAST SEEN, which will air in mid-September.