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RMMWA 2022 Six-Word Mystery Contest – Enter now!

Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words are invited to enter the annual Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA).  Six-word “whodunits” can be entered in one or all five of the following...

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RMMWA’s Six-Word Mystery Contest Opens September 1

Can you write a whodunit in six words? A mystery in six words? Now that’s a really short story. Six-word short stories have joined the literary canon since the 1920s, a tradition begun by Ernest Hemingway. Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words...

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October 13th Meeting

Note: There will be no chapter meeting in September. The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held October 13, 2022 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Boulevard in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom....

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August 2022 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Fame, Fortune, and Misfortune In the 1970s, he was the most popular read and critically acclaimed novelist. Literary critics considered him the heir apparent to Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) and Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) and critics included him in the...

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August 11th Meeting

The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held August 11, 2022 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 presentation by...

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June 2022 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Imposing Order on a Chaotic World This award-winning, best-selling author gravitated toward crime writing because of certain events she experienced as a child and young adult. For example: Her dentist shot and killed his wife and child… A favorite high...

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May 2022 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Before There was Stephen King…There was… You may not know this author's name, but you'll certainly recognize his works. He only wrote seven novels, and they were all made into films. He wrote tense, taut plots in multiple genres including mystery, Gothic...

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June 9th Meeting

The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held June 9, 2022 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 presentation by...

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Special Event – An Afternoon with James Lee Burke

Join us online, July 16, from 2 to 4 PM Mountain time, for an interview with James Lee Burke, one of America’s most iconic novelists! In this FREE two-hour event Mr. Burke will discuss his new release, EVERY CLOAK ROLLED IN BLOOD (The Holland Family #4), in...

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