Mystery Writers Key West Fest

2016 Mystery Writers Key West Fest: Murder and Mayhem in Paradise!

Welcome TO THE 2016 MYSTERY WRITERS KEY WEST FEST

June 10-12, 2016 - Mark Your Calenders

The 3rd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, a gathering of your favorite mystery writers along with local storytellers. This is a meet-and-greet where authors can catch up with old friends and readers can chat with their favorite mystery writers, get them to autograph books, and listen to panels where writers explain how and why they do it.





Event registration includes all panels, presentations and three meals and is $175
- with an early bird special price of $150 for those who register by May 1.
DoubleTree by Hilton - Grand Key Resort
MY3 – Registrants, $199.00 per night, per room, and 12.5% tax
Register Now

Key West has been a long-time writers’ haven -- from Hemingway to Tennessee Williams. But it’s also been an island of popular intrigue -- from the mystery novels of Laurence Shames to Stuart Woods, John Leslie, Tom Corcoran, John Hersey, Thomas McGuane, and Robert Stone.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." ~Hemingway

MWA members, sign up if you want 5 minutes to roast Randy Rawls

New this year for the brave at heart!
The Key West Ghost Tour
After dinner Saturday night
(included with registration, $10 for guest)


The Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award

Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writers Award

Deadline for Entries: March 30, 2016
Finalists will be notified by May 1 and have until May 10 to submit full manuscripts.

Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award - “The Jerry” – to be presented at Mystery Writers Key West Fest, June 10-12, 2016 in Key West, Florida. The winner will claim a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Writers Key West Fest registration, hotel accommodations for two nights, and a bobble-headed Jerry trophy.

The Jerry winner will get room and registration reimbursement!!


To Contact Mystery Writers Key West Fest

Please write to: MWKWF P.O. Box 5494, Key West, Florida 33045 or Email Us info@mysterywriterskeywestfest.com

June 10-12, 2016

Register Now

Event registration includes all panels, presentations and three meals and is $175
- with an early bird special price of $150 for those who register by May 1.
DoubleTree by Hilton - Grand Key Resort
MY3 – Registrants, $199.00 per night, per room, and 12.5% tax

Schedule of Events

June 10-12, 2016
Plan your weekend of murder and mayhem in Key West! Writers memorable murder mysteries are guaranteed to entertain. More

The Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award

In honor of Jerry Healy
Deadline for Entries: March 30, 2016
Finalists will be notified by May 1 and have until May 10 to submit full manuscripts.
More Information: JerryAward@comcast.net

About Mystery Writers Key West Fest

A conference in Key West, gathering nearly two-dozen premier South Florida true crime, mystery and suspense writers.