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August 2019

The Writers Police Academy

August 1 @ 12:00 am - August 4 @ 12:00 am

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

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Deadly Ink

August 2 @ 12:00 am - August 4 @ 12:00 am

New Jersey’s biggest little mystery conference, Deadly Ink. Sheraton Parsippany Hotel.

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Edinburgh Book Festival

August 10 @ 12:00 am - August 26 @ 12:00 am

We are the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August we bring around 1000 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to rub shoulders with you, the

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Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

August 10 @ 12:00 am

Held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, this one-day festival will showcase multiple bestselling mystery, suspense, romance, paranormal, horror and women's fiction authors who will participate in book signings, fan meet & greets and readings. Additional activities will include multiple workshops, a New Author Expo, and author panel discussions.

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PulpFest 2019

August 15 @ 12:00 am - August 18 @ 12:00 am

The summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials, PulpFest seeks to honor the pulps by drawing attention to the many ways these throwaway magazines have inspired writers, artists, film directors, software developers, and other creators over the decades.

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Mystery Writers Key West Fest

August 16 @ 12:00 am - August 18 @ 12:00 am

In the past, 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 with links to the booking -

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Killer Nashville 2019*

August 22 @ 12:00 am - August 25 @ 12:00 am

Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, free agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet, film previews, and live music performances.

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Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference*

August 22 @ 12:00 am - August 25 @ 12:00 am

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

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BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival

August 31 @ 12:00 am - September 1 @ 12:00 am

This is an annual event held to explore what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. The speakers include writers, reporters and film-makers, and professionals from the justice system such as detectives, judges and psychologists

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September 2019

Agatha Christie Festival 2019

September 11 @ 12:00 am - September 15 @ 12:00 am

Working with artists, writers and the extraordinary people and histories of Torbay and South Devon, International Agatha Christie Festival is an arts organisation dedicated both to promoting new stories and connecting to the voices of artists across the world. Inspired from the ingenuity and curiosities of Dame Agatha Christie Mallowan, it celebrates creativity and works to nurture and support artistic innovation, well-being and enjoyment across all ages

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Creatures, Crimes & Creativity 2019

September 13 @ 12:00 am - September 15 @ 12:00 am

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.

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Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival

September 20 @ 12:00 am - September 22 @ 12:00 am

The best of Scottish crime fiction featuring scores of authors.

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Book ‘Em North Carolina

September 21 @ 12:00 am

An Award-Winning Book Fair and Writer's Conference. Free and Open to the Public!

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Novelists Inc*

September 25 @ 12:00 am - September 29 @ 12:00 am

Share| ALA Mid-Winter 2019 January 25-29, 2019 • Seattle WA 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…

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Vulture City ParaCon

September 27 @ 12:00 am - September 28 @ 12:00 am

Vulture City ParaCon is a new paranormal convention hosted at a glorious location, the Vulture City Ghost Town (vultureminetours.com) in Wickenburg.

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October 2019

Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival XXV

October 18 @ 12:00 am - October 21 @ 12:00 am

This year, the conference will be held in Indianapolis (rather than Muncie) at the historic Columbia Club on Monument Circle

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Magna Cum Murder Crime Writing Festival

October 25 @ 12:00 am - October 27 @ 12:00 am

For more than 20 years, Magna’s reputation has spread globally since its association with CRIMEFEST, one of Great Britain’s most highly respected crime writing conferences. This collaboration has brought crime fiction readers and writers from all corners of the world to Monument Circle each October for a weekend of panels, book signings, and camaraderie. The Guest of Honor is Joe R Lansdale and the International Guest of Honor is Ruth Dudley Edwards. The local Sisters in Crime chapter always has…

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Script DC 2019*

October 25 @ 12:00 am - October 28 @ 12:00 am

ScriptDC supports the work of directors, producers, actors, and writers via seminars that provide access to talented media professionals willing to share their expertise. No information yet posted about the 2019 conference

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Magna cum Murder XXV

October 25 @ 12:00 am - October 27 @ 12:00 am

Why attend Magna? Let our readers and writers tell you why they come year after year! There are many elements that make Magna Cum Murder special, but if I had to pick just one, it would be how well writers, aspirants, and readers interact. – Jeffery Deaver (More on the Magna Cum Murder web site!)

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SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop 2019

October 30 @ 12:00 am

This intensive workshop teaches the techniques that make any story feel big. For writers who want to take their fiction to the next level, this workshop shows them how.

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Bouchercon

October 31 @ 12:00 am - November 4 @ 12:00 am

Book Festival at Bouchercon

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Bouchercon 2019

October 31 @ 12:00 am - November 3 @ 12:00 am

Guests of Honor: Karin Slaughter and Sean Chercover; International Guests of Honor: Sara Blaedel, Mark Billingham; Toastmaster: Lisa Unger, Florida Guest of Honor: Tim Dorsey, Lifetime Achievement: Ian Rankin; Fan Guests of Honor: Judy Bobalik and Ayo Onatade. Ghost of Honor John D. MacDonald

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November 2019

New England Crime Bake*

November 8 @ 12:00 am

The New England Crime Bake is the premier conference for writers and lovers of crime writing in New England, held every Veteran’s Day weekend, Friday through Sunday. Jointly sponsored by the New England chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, Crime Bake is a learning experience and a networking opportunity. Attendees include writers at all stages of their careers, representing every genre in crime writing, including mystery, thriller, suspense, YA, historical, and true crime.

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March 2020

Left Coast Crime 2020

March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am - March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Featured Authors will be: Guests of Honor will be Rachel Howzell Hall and t. Jefferson Parker.

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May 2020

MALICE DOMESTIC 32

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 12:00 am

One of Mystery's most acclaimed conferences:

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