Welcome to Southeast Mystery Writers of America!

SEMWA Spotlight


Aug 23-26, 2018

Killer Nashville is a wonderful mystery conference in our region, making it accessible to our members. Every year, Clay Stafford and American Blackguard bring us a powerhouse of authors, books, and writerly education. We have a SEMWA-only Panel on Sunday titled “Breaking Bad,” and four SEMWA authors provide a pitch-sharpening event on Thursday evening titled “Ready.Set.Pitch.”

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Sat, Oct 6, 2018

We’ve reserved the Decatur Library for an event centered around the psychology of writing. Our headliners are Toni LP Kelner and her husband, Stephen Kelner, a motivational psychologist. This will also be an all-day event with lunch on site (a small fee) and a series of panels. We’re partnering with Sisters in Crime for this event.

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Mar 30 – Apr 6, 2019

With a mega-successful writing retreat at the Outer Banks just concluded, your SEMWA board voted to hold another retreat there in 2019. It will be a different house because “our” house was already booked for the week we needed. Registration for this event will open to SEMWA members in November.


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