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Arizona Mystery Writers

Do you like mystery stories and novels? If you enjoy reading them, writing them, or are interested in how they are written, Arizona Mystery Writers is for you. Arizona Mystery Writers is a nonprofit, promoting mystery writing in Arizona for over twenty years. Some members are well-known, published authors, while others are only beginning the writing journey. Whether you’re a serious scribbler or haven’t got a clue, join us!

Monthly Lunch Meetings Open to All:

AMW meets the second Saturday of each month, 10 am to 2 pm, at Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites, 475 N. Granada Avenue (Granada and 6th/St. Mary’s) (New Location). Enjoy fascinating speakers and learning the craft of writing mystery. Meetings include two different speakers with lunch in between.

The morning speaker might be a detective, FBI agent, US Marshal, Medical Examiner, forensic scientist, private investigator, psychologist, corrections officer, attorney. These are fascinating talks, useful for mystery writers. The afternoon workshop involves advice or practice in the craft of writing or in publishing. The meetings are an opportunity to hang out with interesting people, have fun, and learn from other writers.  Meetings are open to everyone.  Cost: $30 non-members and walk-ins, includes lunch; $25 for  RSVP’d members.

Membership $25:

Become a member and you can post your profile and web links and book covers on this web site,  Sign your books at the AMW booth during Tucson Festival of Books. Announce your publications awards, achievements, book signings, and thoughts on the AMW Facebook page, Participate in special events, such as tours of jails, prisons, forensic labs. Take part in AMW book events.  Get a discount on lunch at the monthly meetings.  Be part of the local writing scene. Enjoy the satisfaction of supporting  mystery writing in Tucson.


To join, contact our membership chair at .

For each meeting, reserve your lunch by 9:30 am the  Wednesday before, at



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