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The Inaugural Mystery Writers' Key West Fest Coming to Key West June 13-15, 2014

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Plan your weekend of murder and mayhem in Key West today!
Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, The Key West Citizen and the Florida Keys Council of the Arts
William E. Butterworth IV, half of the Wall Street Journal & New York Times best selling writing team of W.E.B. Griffin, is the guest author and speaker at the luncheon.

Key West has been a long-time writers’ haven -- from Hemingway to Tennessee Williams. But it’s also been an island of popular intrigue -- from the mystery novels of Laurence Shames to Stuart Woods, John Leslie, Tom Corcoran, John Hersey, Thomas McGuane, and Robert Stone.

And now it’s the setting for the Inaugural Mystery Writers Key West Fest, a gathering of nearly two-dozen premier South Florida true crime, mystery and suspense writers. This is a meet-and-greet where authors can meet and chat with their favorite mystery writers, collect autographs and attend panels where the authors explain how and why they do it.

As Hemingway once said...
 “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Well, these writers certainly know how to draw blood. Their memorable murder mysteries are guaranteed to entertain.

From a Friday-night opening party populated with nearly two-dozen participating mystery writers … a day-long session filled with informative panels and luncheon with best-selling mystery and detective fiction author W.E.B. Griffin … a chance to win a “walk on” cameo role in an upcoming mystery story … a noir movie night, group book-signing event, bar-hopping with your favorite mystery writers, and free consultations with industry experts, you’ll discover why everybody loves a good mystery.

Registration: $98
The autographs are free, the suspense is palpable, the experience is priceless…
and until May 10 hotel rooms can be reserved at the Festival’s main venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort for the “killer” early bird discounted price of $179.00 per night. After May 10 rates will revert to approximately $300 per night, so book now!

For aspiring writers with a finished manuscript, there will an opportunity to pitch your book to an eBook publisher or meet with a professional editor to discuss editing. The meetings are free, just fill out the registration form and answer the publisher/editor section.

Double Tree Grand KeySee the above tabs to check out the complete festival schedule, get a list of the participating mystery writers and other guests, and you can even sign up or book a room on the spot. Rooms are limited and it is suggested that when your register for the MWKWF you also book your room. The hotel, DoubleTree Grand Key offers attendees the discounted rate June 12 – 15, so you can come early and stay late. Fury Water Sports is offering a discount for attendees’ family on Saturday, for snorkeling trips to the reef off Key West.

Grand Key Key West Doubletree Fury Watersports
Mystery Writers' Key West Fest Sponsors
The Citizen Florida Keys Council of the KeysArts The Westin Key West Mystery Writers of America
Centennial Bank Tropic Cinema Key West Smokin Tuna Saloon Key West Smokin Tuna Saloon Cigar Social Club
Fury Watersports Absolutely Amazing eBooks Coldwell Banker Real Estate Marriott Key West Beachside Hemingway Home
Alan S Maltz Gallery Fairvilla Megastore SchoonerWharf Bar Rum Barrel Key West Hogs Breath Saloon
Papas Pilar Chicos Cantina Blue Heaven KW Key West Art & Historical Society Harpoon Harry's
Southern Noir


Michael Haskins Jeremiah Healy Sandra Balzo

And thank you to a few more of our sponsors:

Centennial Bank
Chuck Van Soye, Author
Hal Howland, Author
Historic Hideaways
Martha Robinson, Realtor
Reef Perkins, Author
Renee Kumor, Author
Teresa Taylor, Author
Sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and private donation.


The Inaugural Mystery Writers Key West Fest: Murder and Mayhem in Paradise June 13-15, 2014

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