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ALA Mid-Winter 2016

Boston MA • January 8-12

ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference are the premier global library events each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. These events trend nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media.

 

Left Coast Crime 2016

Phoenix AZ • February 25-28

“The Great Cactus Caper” will feature Gregg Hurwitz as American GoH, Ann Cleeves (Int’l GoH), and Catriona McPherson as toastmaster. For more information, visit http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2016

 

Sleuthfest 2016

 Phoenix AZ • February 25-28

“Open Season for Murder” will feature GoH CJ Box, Florida GoH PJ Parrish, and Forensic GoH Valerie Plame will highlight the Florida Chapter of MWA’s annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers.

Nancy Drew Conference

New Orleans LA • April 20-24

Nancy Drew Sleuths is an organization of Nancy Drew collectors, fans and scholars, established on April 10, 2000 for the purpose of fostering the enduring legacy of Nancy Drew. www.ndsleuths.com/ndsconventions.html

 

2016 Edgar Symposium

New York NY • Grand Hyatt Hotel  • THURSDAY,  April 28, 2016

Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. See the nominees for the 2016 Awards here: http://www.theedgars.com/index.html

 

Malice Domestic 2016

Bethesda MD • April 29 - May 1

The annual "fun fan" convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C. salutes the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The conference honoring the traditional mystery will feature Lifetime Achievement Award Katherine Hall Page; Guest of Honor Victoria Thompson; Toastmaster Hank Phillippi Ryan

www.MaliceDomestic.org

 

Crimefest 2016

Bristol UK • May 19-22

The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere. Anne Holt and Ian Rankin  are featured and highlighted guest authors. www.CrimeFest.com 

 

Thrillerfest XI

New York NY • July 5-9

Thrillerfest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts. We’ll be honoring ThrillerMaster Heather Graham, Silver Bullet Recipient John Lescroart, Spotlight Guests Walter Mosley, Gillian Flynn, C.J.Box. www.thrillerfest.com

 

Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, (AKA Harrogate)

Harrogate UK • July 21-24

Linwood Barclay, Neil Cross, Tess Gerritsen, Peter James, Gerald Seymour.  Taking place over four-days each July, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival presents an accessible, challenging and entertaining long-weekend of live literature events, engaging 13,000 people each year in lively thought-provoking debates about the written word, the changing roles of writers and readers, and literature’s response to, and effect upon, wider society.Block out these dates and join us for one long criminally good weekend.  http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime/

 

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

Corte Madera, CA • July 28-31

We’re excited to announce the 23rd Annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference. This Conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. Mystery writers learn all the clues to a successful writing career. Editors, agents, and publishers share with participants what they need to know to get published. Authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense and point of view. Panels of detectives, forensic experts, and other crime-fighting professionals provide invaluable information that allows writers to put realism into their work. We’re proud of the successful mystery writers who began their careers at this conference. Early Bird registration closes January 1st. http://bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference

 

Deadly Ink

New Brunswick NJ • August 5-7

Guest of Honor is Reed Farrel Coleman; Hilary Davidson is Toastmaster. http://www.deadlyink2016.org/Program.html

 

St Hilda’s Crime and Mystery Weekend

Oxford, UK • August 19-21

There is no conference website, as generally this conference has flourished through simple word of mouth, although it is featured on the events and reunions page of St. Hilda's College this year.

'The Question of Genre: What is Crime Fiction?' Our speakers this year will examine the many arenas crime fiction covers: the police detective, historical, ‘hard- boiled’, clerical, classical fairy tales, domestic, the golden age gems, the light-hearted, the crossover – romance & crime. Acclaimed author, Lee Child, will be our Guest of Honour and give the Conference Lecture. Award-winning speakers will include; Kate Charles, Elizabeth Edmondson, Martin Edwards, Jane Finnis, Shona MacClean, Marcia Talley, Andrew Taylor and Carol Westron. Natasha Cooper will chair the conference. For further details please contact Eileen Roberts. To get added to the mailing list or to request a booking form, contact Eileen.Roberts@st-hildas.oxford.ac.uk

 

The Writers Police Academy

Appleton, WI • August 11-14

Hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can use to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This conference features real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts! www.writerspoliceacademy.com

 

Killer Nashville 2016

Nashville, TN • August 18-21

This conference offers over 60 sessions and 7 session tracks (general writing, genre specific writing, publishing, publicity & promotion, forensics, screenwriting, sessions for fans); manuscript critiques (fiction, nonfiction, short story, screenplay, marketing, query); a mock crime scene for you to solve; networking with bestselling authors, agents, editors, publishers, attorneys, publicists, and representatives from law and emergency services. www.killernashville.com


Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival

Stirling, Scotland • September 9-11

The best of Scottish crime fiction featuring scores of authors. www.bloodyscotland.com

 

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop

New Orleans LA  • September 14

Wednesday, September 14 from 1:00–6:00 one day prior to Bouchercon. 



Agatha Christie Festival

Torre Abbey Torquay, UK • September 14-18

The English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours in honor of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay on 15th September 1890. Garden parties to die for, lunches at Burgh Island, exclusive Twilight Tours of Christie’s home, Greenway, and plenty of Devon Cream Teas. http://www.agathachristiefestival.com

              

Bouchercon 2016

Bouchercon LA  • September 15-18

Blood on the Bayou--Down in New Orleans will feature Harlan Coben as Guest of Honor, Mo Hayder as international Guest of Honor, Julie Smith as local legend, Jon and Ruth Jordan as fan Guest of Honor, and Harley Jane Kozak as toastmaster. David Morrell will be the lifetime achievement award recipient. www.Bouchercon2016.com

 

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity 2016

Columbia MD • September 30-Oct 2

Our purpose is to gather readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal.  It will present three days of panels and workshops of interest to both writers and fans. We will all dine together and hear presentations from our key note speakers.  http://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com


Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival XXII

Indianapolis, IN • October 28-30

This year, the conference will be held in Indianapolis (rather than Muncie) at the historic Columbia Club on Monument Circle. Guest of Honor, Maureen Jennings. International Guest of Honor, Natasha Cooper. http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball/magnacummurder

              

New England Crime Bake

Dedham, MA • November 11-13

Guest of Honor William Kent Krueger.  New York Times-bestselling, Edgar-winning author of Ordinary Grace and the Cork O’Connor series. The conference offers master classes in writing and selling your fiction, opportunities to meet with editors and agents, presentations on criminal justice and forensics, panels featuring New England’s best crime writers, and lastly fun, laughter, a pizza party, dessert reception, and banquet! www.crimebake.org/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

High Country Festival of the Book

Boone, NC  • September 12

This annual event will include authors for readers of all ages and interests. Events held at Watauga County Public Library and downtown Boone. www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop 

November

More information will be posted as we finalize the details.

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop 

November

More information will be posted as we finalize the details.

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop

New Orleans LA  • September 14

Wednesday, September 14 from 1:00–6:00 one day prior to Bouchercon. 

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop

New Orleans LA  • September 14

Wednesday, September 14 from 1:00–6:00 one day prior to Bouchercon. 

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop

New Orleans LA  • September 14

Wednesday, September 14 from 1:00–6:00 one day prior to Bouchercon. 

SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop

New Orleans LA  • September 14

Wednesday, September 14 from 1:00–6:00 one day prior to Bouchercon. 

 

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