The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held June 8, 2023 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Boulevard in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us in-person or via Zoom for a talk by RMMWA member Matthew Porter on the Basics of Lock Picking for Mystery Writers.

The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00 for the start of the program. See the full agenda below.

To register to attend in person, please use the link below. Please sign up before Monday, June 5th to reserve your spot.

Zoom attendance is free and there is no need to register. Members will receive the meeting link via email. Non-members, please send an email to to request access.

Dinner menu:

  • Sautéed Chicken and Garlic in a rich and creamy Sweet pepper Onion Sauce
  • Basmati Rice
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Seasonal greens salad
  • Baked rolls and butter
  • Selection of bite-sized deserts
  • Beverages
    • Tea, coffee, and water included. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.

Note: Please contact our Caterer Director directly if you have allergies or specific food issues. We will try to accommodate you if we can. 

Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:15 Networking and drinks
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Introductions and Member News
  • 7:30 Mystery Minute
  • 7:40 Program

June 2023 Meeting

Meeting Program:

How Did You Get In Here?
Basics of Lock Picking for Mystery Writers

Portrait of Matthew Porter. A smiling older white man in a brown Western hat and a leather jacket

For as long as there have been locks, people have devised ways to get past them. And for as long as there has been crime fiction, it has reflected our fascination with picking locks and getting into places we shouldn’t.

Join us as writer, podcaster and locksport hobbyist Matthew Porter talks about the history of locks, the basics of lock picking, and ways to include realistic lock picking in your fiction.

Speaker Bio

Matthew Porter writes detective stories, 20th Century historical mysteries, and is working on a cozy mystery featuring a locksmith with a shady past. He is also a Colorado attorney and a consultant on managing digital evidence.

Online, Matthew talks about retro pop culture as co-host of the Inter-Millennium Media Project podcast ( and reviews movies and movie theaters on YouTube ( When he’s not trying to improve his lock picking skills, he can be found driving a MINI Cooper on twisty mountain roads. You can keep up with Matthew’s projects at