2019 Mystery Fest Key West
Schedule of Events: June 28-30

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Reception
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Veranda of the Key West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street , Key West
Proclamation: Mayor Teri Johnson
Welcome: Heather Graham
Wine and cheese
Followed by Sunset Celebration at nearby Mallory Square.

Mystery Fest Program
Location: Helmerich Auditorium at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street, Key West
8:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries
8:45 Introduction: Shirrel Rhoades
9:00 – Forensics for writers
9:00 – 9:30          Lisa Black, New York Times bestselling author and working forensic scientist.
9:30 – 10:00        Jane Bock, author and forensic plant science expert; worked on JonBenet Ramsey case.
10:00 – 10:30      Micki Browning, author and police captain.
10:30 – 11:00  State of the Publishing Industry 
Presented by Bob DiForio, literary agent; former President of New American Library
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. The Whodunit Mystery Writing Award
Presented by Robin Robinson 
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Presentation of the Florida Keys Community College Scholarship Winners
12:00 p.m. Luncheon
12:30 – 1:45 Keynote Speaker: Jeffery Deaver (“The Bone Collector”)
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Panel: How I got started as a mystery writer
Heather Graham (Moderator)
John Cunningham
Diane A.S. Stuckart  
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Panel: Why I write the kind of mysteries I write
Mike Dennis – Noir (Moderator)
Cheryl Hollon - Cozy 
Bill Craig – P.I.
Carla Norton – True Crime
Gray Basnight – Thrillers
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Panel: How I plot a mystery
Rick Ollerman (moderator)
Wayne Gales
David Beckwith
Bob Coburn
Renee Kumor
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Book Signings

Saturday Evening
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Hemingway Rum Company/Papa's Pilar Distillery, 201 Simonton St.
Presentation: How Rum is made
Rum Sampling

Location: Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, 202 William Street, Key West
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Brunch

Register Now For the Mystery Fest Key West

A weekend with your favorite mystery writers and friends, only $195
– it’s practically criminal!

Includes Friday night reception at Key West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum (with Heather Graham and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston), all panels and workshops at The Studios of Key West, Whodunit Awards event, book signings, luncheon & keynote speaker (Jeffery Deaver), Hemingway Rum Company/Papa's Pilar Distillery tour & sampling, and Sunday brunch overlooking historic Key West Harbor. 
Want to bring a friend to the keynote luncheon, rum sampling tour or brunch? It’s just $35.00 additional per event to bring a buddy or spouse

Day passes, and event passes are available at the door!

Click HERE for Hotel discounts

Books & Books @ The Studios Of Key West
will provide book sales for Mystery Fest Key West.

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

Books & Books @ The Studios Of Key West
will provide book sales for Mystery Fest Key West.



Schedule is Subject to Change