The 2018 Maine Crime Wave will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library on Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine.
Attendees May add to their standard registration:
- Continental Breakfast & Lunch
FEES & OPTIONS
$115 (with continental breakfast & lunch)
$175 (with continental breakfast & lunch)
HOW TO REGISTER
You may register for the Maine Crime Wave via mail, phone, fax, or online with PayPal.
+ Registration Form → (Downloadable/Printable PDF)
+ Print and mail your form with your check or credit card information to:
MWPA Attn: Maine Crime Wave, 314 Forest Avenue #318, Portland ME 04101
Call and have your registration and payment processed over the phone: 207-228-8263
Fax in your registration form and credit card information: 207-228-8150
Select your registration preferences and pay online using the PayPal button below:
Registration closes Friday, May 25
The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this conference for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Applications are due in the MWPA office on May 21 at 9:00 a.m.
MORE INFORMATION →
Guests attending the Maine Crime Wave regularly stay at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, and early bookings receive a special rate (details below).
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-775-2311 | www.innbythebay.com
Crime Wave Rate $250 per night for single or double occupancy (*This means you may book a room with two double beds and split the rate with a friend.)
Details Mention “Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance” when booking.
Deadline This rate is good for either/both June 1 and June 2. Rooms must be booked by May 1.
Reservation Questions Sally Page (Holiday Inn by the Bay) 800-345-5050
PLEASE NOTE There is no “official” hotel of the Maine Crime Wave. If attendees Google “Portland Hotels and Motels” there are dozens and dozens around Portland, some more expensive, some much cheaper. No one is under any obligation to stay anywhere in particular, nor does the MWPA recommend one place over another. As a small literary arts nonprofit with limited staffing, we do not have the capacity to advise on attendee’s travel and lodging.
The 2018 Maine Crime Wave is sponsored in part by:
MWA-NE is a regional chapter of Mystery Writers of America. It welcomes all crime writers, both published and aspiring, for programs and networking. More →
THE FINE PRINT
A STATEMENT about MWPA WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, & EVENTS
The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance is committed to providing harassment-free experiences for everyone attending our workshops, conference, writers retreats, and events regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or other protected status.
The MWPA has a zero-tolerance policy toward any and all harassing or bullying behavior at MWPA workshops, conference, writers retreats, and events. This includes but is not limited to deliberate intimidation, verbal harassing behavior, and inappropriate physical contact. This policy includes harassment or bullying between attendees, or between attendees and MWPA instructors.
Participants asked to cease inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the MWPA may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the event.
If you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts, please contact MWPA’s executive director Joshua Bodwell at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-450-1225.
EXPECTATIONS of CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Attendees are encouraged to be considerate and thoughtful when attending MWPA events. If pre-conference reading has been assigned, please read the handouts in advance; if pre-conference manuscripts have been distributed, please read and mark them in advance, and arrive prepared to discuss your opinions in a supportive manner.
During the conference, please try to be aware of how your behavior might impact others and avoid behaviors that might detract from your colleagues’ experience, including but not limited to arriving late, monopolizing discussions, and after the conference, please avoid persistent, unwanted email contact post-workshop with either other attendees or instructors.
The MWPA is not able to accept installment payments. Conference space will not be reserved until we receive full payment. If an agency, business, school, or other organization is paying student fees, payment is still due at the time of registration. Purchase orders or intent to pay are not accepted. The MWPA accepts checks, money orders, cash, and Visa or MasterCard through our PayPal account, printed registration forms, or over the phone. If you would prefer to pay with American Express or Discover, payment can be made through out PayPal account. If you are unfamiliar with PayPal, we will be happy to assist you. A $25 fee is assessed for bad checks.
A nonrefundable fee of 25% of the conference cost is included in each registration. Partial refunds (75% of the fee) will be granted for cancellations made at least one week before the conference. Cancellations made less than one week in advance cannot be refunded, no matter how compelling the reason.
If the conference does not meet a minimum enrollment, it may be canceled up to two business days (48 hours) prior to the event. If a conference is canceled by the MWPA for any reason, all registrants will receive a full refund.
BAD WEATHER POLICY
Weather-related cancellations are extremely rare. Call 207-228-8263 or 207-450-1225 (on the day of the event only) to check on the status of your workshop if you are concerned about inclement weather. If the conference is canceled for weather-related reasons, the MWPA will announce the cancelation as soon as possible, the workshop will be rescheduled, and all registrants will be notified of the new date. If a registrant cannot attend the rescheduled workshop due to scheduling conflicts, the registrant will receive a full refund.
The MWPA offers Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this conference. The CEU is a nationally recognized method of quantifying the time spent in the classroom during non-credit learning. Ten hours of instruction equal one (1) CEU. (*Please note that by definition, CEUs are non-credit continuing education and therefore not transferrable as acad