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Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference

What: Writers’ Conference
When: August 18-21, 2016
Where: Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Why: Touts itself as the leading advocate for writers and readers of all genres and most written about writers’ conference on the web. Killer Nashville, they say, is about the relationships, which distinguishes it from the others. Their website lays out their aims:

  • Assist authors of all writing genres and formats
  • Develop a better understanding of the craft of the mystery, thriller, suspense, and crime fiction and nonfiction genres specifically
  • Portray law enforcement and forensic science in a fair and accurate manner

The conference is designed as an intimate conference with an emphasis on networking, education, and career planning, with attendance capped at 500. Take part in scheduled sessions, manuscript critiques, roundtables & panels, networking parties and direct connections.

They offer nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, Mystery Bingo, the authors’ bar, wine tasting, two cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner, film previews and live music performances.

Get R&R in downtown Nashville over the weekend.

Guests of Honor: Janet Evanovich and Kevin O’Brien.

Tagline: “A place for thriller, suspense, mystery writers and literature lovers”

Attend New England’s top Crime Writer’s Conference

William Kent Krueger

What: Crime Writer’s Conference
When: November 11-13, 2016
Where: Hilton Boston/Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA 02026

Why:  Network with agents, editors, and authors at the premier crime writer’s conference in New England, the New England Crime Bake.

Guest of honor:

William Kent Krueger, multiple award-winning author of fifteen books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series set in rural Minnesota, where the lives and cultures of the local residents and Ojibwe people intertwine.


  • “Practice Your Manuscript” Pitch Seminar
  • Agents and Editors Roundtables
  • One-on-One Pitch Sessions