Would you like to have a mystery event
at your library?
Mystery Writers of America's New York Chapter is committed to partnering with libraries. Many of our members are local authors available for panels and speaker programs at your library. They are knowledgeable about a broad range of topics from the history of mysteries, specific sub-genres, how to get started writing and, of course, their own books.
Please check our Meetings and Events page for recent and upcoming programs for ideas on a program that might work for you.
If you are a librarian in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area, please contact Triss Stein, at trissStein@nyc.rr.com to discuss a MWA-NY program today.
Honorariums appreciated but our services are free. All member participants subject to availability.
“It was wonderful to meet the writers organized by MWA-NY. The discussion was interesting for a variety of people - from mystery fans to aspiring writers. I would definitely host a panel discussion again.”
- Nancy Kunz, Community Relations Librarian, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY
“As the events planner at the Tappan Library that frequently coordinates programs to include author talks and writing workshops, I cannot thank MWA-NY Chapter enough for working with us. Together we developed the concept "Crime: Who Says It Doesn't Pay" as well as promo material and online and print marketing, which resulted in the highest number of attendees for an adult program during my time as the library's adult program contact. The program itself was of impeccable quality and the authors were entertaining, knowledgeable and warm. It was an honor to have a #1 best-selling author volunteer his time so graciously to speak to our small community in the tiny hamlet of Tappan. MWA-NY helped me coordinate affordable programming of the highest quality for our community, which would have been unattainable if not for MWA-NY and Lisa Cotoggio's partnership. I am so thankful and I highly recommend that other NY libraries take advantage of this incredible resource for their patrons.”
- Jill Gross, Head, Adult Services, Tappan Free Library, Tappan, NY
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