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Schedule of Events: June 16-18, 2017

2017 MYSTERY FEST KEY WEST

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Workshop 1: Lt. Mike DiGiovanni, MCSO Bomb Squad - How Law Enforcement Deals With Explosive Situations (Special Guest Appearance by Bomb Squad Robot)
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Workshop 2: James O. Born - Police Myths
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Workshop 3: Lisa Black - Blood Spatter Forensics
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Workshop 4 – Nancy J. Cohen - How to Write a Cozy
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reception and Buffet Dinner at Hemingway Home and Museum 
Welcome – Mystery Fest Co-Founder Shirrel Rhoades 
Special Guest Speaker – John Hemingway
8:30 p.m. Sloan’s Ghost Tour Key West – hosted by Heather Graham

SATURDAY, JUNE 17
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Danish

8:45 a.m. Introduction

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Where I Get My Ideas
Moderator: Randy Rawls
John H. Cunningham
David Beckwith
Charles Todd
Paul Sinor

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: How to Commit a Perfect Murder
Moderator: Heather Graham
Lisa Black
Rick Ollerman
Robert Coburn
Siera London

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. the Whodunit Mystery Writing Award, presented by Shirrel Rhoades.
Introduction of 2016 winner, Lewis C. Haskell
Presentation of the 2017 Whodunit Award

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Presentation of the Florida Keys Community College Scholarship Winners

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Clifford Irving, Keynote Speaker

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion:  It Takes a Crook
Moderator – Rick Ollerman
Mike Dennis
Bill Craig
Ken Rijock 
Reef Perkins

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Cozy Mysteries and Female Sleuths
Moderator – Nancy J. Cohen
Susan Haskell / Norah-Jean Perkin
Marjory Sorrell Rockwell
Renee Kumor
Meg Muldoon

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Law Enforcement
Moderator: James O. Born
Jim Linder, Joint Interagency Task Force
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay
Carol Frederick, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Book Signing

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Special event at Key West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum

SUNDAY, JUNE 18
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mystery Writers of America Brunch at Schooner Wharf Bar at the historic Key West waterfront (included in registration + $15 for each additional guest.

To Contact Mystery Writers Key West Fest

To Contact:
Mystery Fest Key West
Please write to:
Mystery Fest Key West,
926 Truman Avenue,
Key West, Florida 33040
or Email Us info@mysteryfestkeywest.com

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Event registration includes all panels, presentations and four meals.

2017 Mystery Fest Key West
$195 per person
$175 for members of Mystery Writers of America

Discounted hotel rates while available
We'll be holed up at the luxurious
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key
Call 305-293-1818 to make your booking - use discount code MW8.
Room coordinator Becky Swope is available to assist attendees in finding room-mates to share cost of room: beccaswets@gmail.com

 

Schedule is Subject to Change