Indie authors are notoriously … independent. And yet we understand that meeting fellow creatives at writers’ conferences is one of the best ways to recharge our batteries and push through with one, two or more successful book launches in a given year.
Now’s the time to start filling up your 2019 dance card. Feel free to print out, pass along or republish this calendar of conferences geared toward both indie and traditional authors. Events span the gamut from writing workshops to splashy expos where writers get to rub elbows with avid readers, agents and fellow authors.
As an author of high-tech thrillers, I go to several of these every year. There’s nothing like meeting fellow authors and notable figures in the space in real life so you can collaborate, compare notes and improve your craft. Personally, I don’t think the giant book fairs are the best bets for indie authors, but some of the can’t miss conferences for indie authors include NINC, the Smarter Artist Summit (in its last year) and 20Books Vegas — though frankly the Ireland Writing Retreat also looks amazing. Many of the regional gatherings also come highly recommended.
Below is Best of Indie’s second annual SuperGuide to 2019 conferences and events for independent authors and book fans.
SuperGuide to Indie author conferences & events
Conferences, book fairs & reader events of interest to independent authors
Major book fairs
|London Book Fair||March 12-14, 2019||West London||Visitors pass: £45 ($57 US)||Meet fellow authors, agents and representatives of audio, TV, film and digital platforms. The Alliance of Independent Authors calls this “the most author-friendly of the big international fairs by far.”||londonbookfair.co.uk|
|Book Expo America||May 29-31, 2019||New York||Pricing not announced; in 2018 it was $200/day for authors||Writers, readers and vendors converge at largest book trade fair in the U.S. Meet publishers, bookstore owners and authors, including a few indies. Its New Title Showcase claims to be “the #1 place to launch your new print or ebook title.”||bookexpoamerica.com|
|Frankfurt Book Fair||Oct. 16-20, 2019||Frankfurt, Germany||Tickets go on sale in June, pricing not announced||Last year's event had 285,000 visitors from 110 countries from the trade industry and general public. Geared to traditional publishers, with 7,500 exhibitors on hand.||buchmesse.de/en|
|Fairway Galle Literary Festival||Jan. 16-20, 2019||Sri Lanka||15,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($82) for festival pass||Launched in 2007 , the festival has become one of the most anticipated literary events in southeast Asia for both authors and literary enthusiasts around the world. It's held at historic Dutch Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.||galleliteraryfestival.com|
|San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival||Feb. 13-17, 2019||San Miguel, Mexico||$295-$875||This prestigious bilingual literary gathering attracts 750 participants—distinguished authors, established and emerging writers, industry experts and teaching pros—from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe for workshops and master classes.||conference site|
|San Francisco Writers Conference||Feb. 14-17, 2019||San Francisco||$850 until Feb. 1||Attendees will join with 100+ presenters (authors, agents, editors and publishers) from across the country and around the world. SFWC events are consistently rated among the top writer’s conferences anywhere. Meet experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social media, audio books, podcasting and author websites.||sfwriters.org|
|Southern California Writers Conference||Feb. 15-17, 2019||San Diego||$375||The conference's focus is on connecting writers and agents. SCWC has manged to facilitate more than $4 million worth of first-time author book and screen deals. Limited to 175 conferees.||conference site|
|Smarter Artist Summit||Feb. 18-19, 2019||Austin, Texas||$799||Spend two days learning strategies that will outlast the “what’s working yesterday” tactics everyone else is talking about. The summit has an intimate setting, small enough to make connections but large enough to bring authorpreneurs from all genres and experience levels together to share their superpowers.||conference site|
|Seymour Agency Writer's Winter Escape Cruise||Feb. 18-22, 2019||Miami to Nassau, Bahamas||$202 plus cruise fare||Working writer’s retreat on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas offers both published and unpublished authors the chance to pitch NY editors and LA film producers, attend sessions and network with other industry professionals.||eventbrite|
|Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference||Feb. 22-23, 2019||Tempe, Ariz.||$250 early registration; $200 single-day pass||The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as craft classes, lectures, panel discussions and readings. Nine faculty members.||conference site|
|Genre-LA Creative Writing Conference||Feb. 22-24, 2019||Los Angeles||$399-$499 full weekend; $99-$199 one-day pass||This 20th annual event gathers more than 30 best-selling authors of genre novels, literary agents, editors, publishers, industry experts, Hollywood veterans, educators and publishing professionals.||wcwriters.com|
|San Francisco Indie Uncon||Feb. 22-24, 2019||San Francisco||$50||Held at Club Quarters in the Financial District, the uncon has no set agenda and is a free-wheeling event where authorpreneurs who have some experience in self-publishing share information on how to take their careers to the next level. Limited to 60 people.||conference info|
|Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat||Feb. 22-24, 2019||El Rancho, Kāpiti Coast, New Zealand||$380||Hey, it's summer in February in New Zealand. The two-day gathering features intensive morning workshops, lively afternoon discussions and space to write, relax and engage with topics critical to your work. Six faculty members on hand.||conference site|
|Minnesota Writing Workshop||March 2, 2019||St. Paul, Minn.||$189+||The 2019 Minnesota Writing Workshop will put on a full-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop. It's limited to 200 people.||conference site|
|Atlanta Writing Workshop||March 9, 2019||Atlanta||$189+||This full-day “How to Get Published” writing event offers a chance to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor and get your questions answered. Limited to 200 writers.||conference site|
|SleuthFest||March 14-17, 2019||Boca Raton, Fla.||$50 - $445||Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, SleuthFest is geared to mystery, suspense and thriller writers of all levels, offering sessions on the craft of writing and marketing as well as social events and appointments with agents and editors to pitch your finished work.||sleuthfest.com|
|AWP Conference||March 27-30, 2019||Portland, Ore.||$215+||The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the largest literary conference in North America, attracts more than 12,000 writers and readers and 800 exhibitors for four days of readings, panels and writing lectures.||awpwriter.org|
|Left Coast Crime||March 28-31, 2019||Vancouver, Canada||$335 CAD||The annual mystery convention Left Coast Crime is for fans of the mystery/crime genre: readers, authors, librarians, bloggers, publishers, editors, agents and booksellers.||leftcoastcrime.org|
|Pathway to Publication||April 4-7, 2019||Madison, Wisc.||$275 (early registration) to $395||The Midwest's premier writing conference from the Writers Institute offers four days of education, entertainment and writing inspiration. Reps from traditional agencies and self-publishing companies will be on hand.||conference site|
|*IBPA Publishing University||April 5-6, 2019||Chicago||$395 members, $495 non-members||IBPA dubs its event “the premier educational event for indie publishers and self-published authors,” offering more than 30 educational sessions.||publishinguniversity.org|
|The Muse and the Marketplace||April 5-7, 2019||Boston||$395 (one day) to $535 (three days)||Authors, literary agents, editors and other industry professionals descend on the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston for a weekend writing conference put on by the nonprofit GrubStreet.||conference site|
|New England Speculative Writers Conference||April 13, 2019||Portland, Maine||$125||In this one-day interactive conference & networking event, you'll learn from professionals, connect with like-minded authors and expand your writing career.||conference site|
|Norwescon||April 18-21, 2019||Seattle-Tacoma||$70||Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the U.S.||norwescon.org|
|Seattle Writing Conference||April 27, 2019||Seattle||$189+||This full-day “How to Get Published” writing event offers a chance to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor and get your questions answered. Limited to 200 writers.||conference site|
|*Self-Publishing Conference||April 27, 2019||Leicester, UK||£70 ($90 US)||The only conference in the UK dedicated to self-published authors, this gathering offers sessions on topics such as writing, production, marketing and distribution. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities to network with fellow indie authors.||conference site|
|Inkerscon||May 1-5, 2019||Dallas||Unknown||Hundreds of authors will attend this gathering, which offers workshops and panels in writing, marketing and business practices. The curriculum is designed to boost your career to the next level, whether you're starting out or an advanced author. Remote access available on June 8-9 for those who can't make it to Dallas.||inkerscon.com|
|Las Vegas Writers Conference||May 2-4, 2019||Las Vegas||$500||This conference is dedicated to helping writers of all genres improve their craft, sharpen their business skills, and network with publishing professionals. Held each spring at the Tuscany resort. Pitch sessions with literary agents and editors are included.||conference site|
|Pikes Peak Writers Conference||May 3-5, 2019||Colorado Springs, Colo.||$405||The three-day conference is full of in-depth workshops, best-selling keynote speakers, opportunities for one-on-one time with agents and editors, the chance to read your work aloud for constructive critique, and the opportunity to socialize with fellow writers.||pikespeakwriters.com|
|Sell More Books Show Summit||May 3-5, 2019||Chicago||Sold out||Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen of the Sell More Books Show podcast put on a live event for 115 attendees focused on the business of selling books.||sellmorebooksshow.com|
|Michigan Writing Conference||May 4, 2019||Livonia, Mich.||$189+||This full-day “How to Get Published” writing event offers a chance to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor and get your questions answered. Limited to 200 writers.||conference site|
|ASJA Writers Conference||May 5-6, 2019||New York||$125 – $439||The American Society of Journalists and Authors Conference attracts some 500-600 people each year and focuses on helping independent writers succeed.||ASJA conference|
|Storymakers Conference||May 9-11, 2019||Provo, Utah||$245 both days; one day, $125||Sponsored by the LDStorymakers Author Guild, the event offers author lectures, intensive classes and more. From the site: "Many conference attendees have faith in common, but our conference is not religious in nature. We pray over our meals."||conference site|
|StokerCon||May 9-12, 2019||Grand Rapids, Mich.||$65 – $325||The Horror Writers Association's annual convention, held in conjunction with the Bram Stoker Awards, is the premier event for writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy.||stokercon2019.org|
|Book Lovers Con||May 15-19, 2019||New Orleans||$395||Taking the place of the Romance Times Booklovers Convention, the new Book Lovers Con brings together authors, fans, bloggers, booksellers and librarians who'll attend workshops by day and socialize by night.||bookloverscon.com|
|SFWA Nebula Conference||May 16, 2019||Woodland Hills, Calif.||$210 – $295||The 53rd event from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America features three tracks relevant to professionals in the genre; choose from career management, professional development and expert knowledge panels and workshops.||nebulas.sfwa.org|
|The Writer's Hotel||June 5-11, 2019||New York||$3,000||Volunteer editors consult on writers’ manuscripts, submitted beforehand, followed by gatherings in midtown Manhattan hotels. Workshops, lectures, agent pitch sessions and author readings are part of this independent program.||writershotel.com|
|Historical Novel Society North American Conference||June 20-22, 2019||Oxon Hill, Md. (near D.C.)||$425 members, $495 nonmembers; add $100 after Feb. 15||Widely known as the top conference for historical fiction, the biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference is geared toward readers and writers of historical novels and will feature presentations, panels, preconference workshops, pitch sessions with agents and editors and more.||hns-conference.com|
|Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference||June 21-23, 2019||Los Angeles||$249-$499||A sister conference of the Genre-LA event on Feb. 22, this event at Los Angeles Valley College features lectures, workshops, panels and access to the Resource Center.||wcwriters.com|
|Ireland Writing Retreat||June 24-30 and Sept. 23-29, 2019||Gweedore, Ireland||From €990 ($1,277) incl. B&B||Be inspired by an ancient mythical landscape on island and hill walks listening to expert guides recite local legends on the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way. Listen to traditional Irish music played by local singer-songwriters. Return home with several finished works read and critiqued during one-on-one tuition sessions with published authors and group discussions.||conference site|
|Jackson Hole Writers Conference||June 27-29, 2019||Jackson Hole, Wyo.,||$375; day pass, $150-$200||Set in Grand Teton National Park's back yard, the conference’s intimate size means writers meet each other and the faculty, share ideas along with a glass of beer or wine, and make new contacts in a workshop.||conference site|
|SpikeCon||July 4-7, 2019||Layton, Utah||Not yet announced||Westercon combines with the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) and 1632 MiniCon under the convention name “SpikeCon.”||spikecon.org|
|*Thrillerfest||July 9-13, 2019||New York||$155 – $1,260||Ground zero for mystery and thriller authors, Thrillerfest includes sessions on writing, publishing, marketing and agent pitches. While the focus is traditional publishing, indie thriller author Joanna Penn says she felt “accepted as an indie, with no judgment around my business choices.”||thrillerfest.com|
|RWA 2018||July 24-27, 2019||New York||$275 – $724||Put on by the Romance Writers of America, RWA is where more than 2,000 romance writers and industry professionals gather to learn, network and boost author careers.||rwa.org|
|Literary Love - Authors Rock Savannah||July 25-28, 2019||Savannah, Georgia||$240||Organized by Romance Ink, authors of all genres will descend on Savannah for three days of books, fun and goodies, with 60 authors speaking or on hand.||registration|
|20Books Edinburgh||July 25-31, 2019||Edinburgh, Scotland||£225 ($297) conference weekend; £450 ($594) full week||An educational and networking event for indie authors organized by Craig Martelle of 20Books fame. Join the closed Facebook group for info.||registration|
|*Indie Bookfest||Aug. 1-4, 2019||Orlando, Fla.||$25-$75||This seventh annual author/reader event celebrates indie, hybrid and traditional authors and artists. Look for workshops, expert panels and nightly parties.||conference site|
|When Words Collide||Aug. 9-11, 2019||Calgary, Alberta, Canada||$50 CAD||When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children's books and poetry.||whenwordscollide.org|
|Myths & Legends||Aug. 9-11, 2019||Denver||$20||The Myths and Legends Convention celebrates our modern myths and legends. Look for tea dueling and dancing, panels and programs, make-and-takes and interesting guests, as well as a vendor room full of hand-made fan-oriented items and an art show.||malcondenver.org|
|Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference||Aug. 9-12, 2019||Los Angeles||Not yet announced||Many of the biggest authors and illustrators in children’s books will be joining a bevy of agents, art directors and editors during three days in L.A. (The Winter Conference in New York on Feb. 8-10, 2019, is sold out.)||scbwi.org|
|WorldCon||Aug. 15-19, 2019||Dublin, Ireland||Not yet announced||The World Science Fiction Convention, the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society held since 1939, brings together science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists and creatives. The social event has grown to include genre television, movies, animation, games and other media.||worldcon.org|
|Killer Nashville||Aug. 22-25, 2019||Nashville, Tenn.||$379 (four days); $150 single-day pass||The conference is a four-day event bringing together some of the world's best authors, aspiring writers, agents, editors and other industry professionals.||killernashville.com|
|Writer's Digest Conference||Aug. 23-25, 2019||New York||$349 - $499||Editors of Writer’s Digest put on this annual conference devoted to craft, career and creative inspiration. Pitch to agents in the hallway or at the Pitch Slam.||conference site|
|Bubonicon||Aug. 23-25, 2019||Albuquerque, N.M.||$35||Bubonicon is the annual multigenre convention in Albuquerque put on by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. It's the largest SF convention in New Mexico and among the oldest in the Southwest.||bubonicon.com|
|DragonCon||Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2019||Atlanta||$105||DragonCon is the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film related to sci fi and fantasy.||dragoncon.org|
|Tribe Conference||Sept. 6-8, 2019||Franklin, Tenn.||$299 - $499||A gathering of writers, artists, and creatives who want to grow their craft and get visibility for their works.||tribeconference.com|
|Colorado Gold Conference||Sept. 6-8, 2019||Denver||$349 - $599||The Colorado Gold Conference is put on by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization.||rmfw.org|
|Digital Book World||Sept. 10-12, 2019||Nashville, Tenn.||$895 – $1,595||A gathering of publishing stakeholders: 33% big publishing houses; 20% small to mid-size presses; 15% university presses; 10% corporate publishers, 10% trade associations, nonprofits & advocacy groups and 2% self-published authors.||digitalbookworld.com|
|Penned Con||Sept. 12-14, 2019||St. Louis||$10 - $325||Here’s a family-friendly event focused on meeting your favorite authors (with two days of signings) in a relaxed setting while raising money for autism research.||pennedcon.com|
|American Night Writers Association Writers Conference||Sept. 12-14, 2019||Gilbert, Ariz.||Not yet announced; 2018 was $215-$230||ANWA is a non-profit organization that assembles a cast of experts to educate and propel writers forward in their work and gives writers a chance to connect with top contacts in the publishing world. Attendance is capped at 200.||anwa-lds.org|
|Pacific Northwest Writers Association||Sept. 12-15, 2019||Seattle||$375 PNWA members; $475 nonmembers||PNWA provides members with tools and opportunities to turn their writing dreams into reality. Its mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry and participation in an interactive writer community.||pnwa.org|
|Creatures, Crimes & Creativity (C3 Con)||Sept. 13-15, 2019||Columbia, Md.||$140 (one day) to $265 (three days; ends March 31)||C1 Con is the gathering spot for readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal.||conference site|
|*NINC (Novelists Inc.)||Sept. 25-29, 2019||St. Pete Beach, Fla.||$425 plus membership in NINC||NINC brings together multi-published, multi-genre authors who publish traditionally, independently or both. Indie author speakers include Mark Dawson, Joanna Penn and David Gaughran. Must join NINC to attend.||ninc.com|
|Indie Romance Convention||Oct. 9-12, 2019||Lebanon, Tenn.||$120-$150 authors, $55 readers||IRC offers three days of workshops, panels and an afternoon book signing. You’ll find a mix of indie, hybrid and small-press authors among the attendees—roughly 45 authors and 55 readers.||conference site|
|GayRomLit (GRL)||Oct. 17-20, 2019||Albuquerque, N.M.||Not yet announced||GayRomLit is an annual retreat that brings together the people who create and celebrate LGBT romance for a one-of-a-kind, must-attend gathering of dynamic, informal and diverse fun.||gayromlit.com|
|Vancouver Writers Fest||Oct. 21-27, 2019||Vancouver, B.C.||Not yet announced||The Vancouver Writers Fest encourages readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling and books through dozens of events with local and international writers. About 2,000 people attend on some days.||writersfest.bc.ca|
|Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference||Oct. 25-27, 2019||Pasadena, Calif.||Not yet announced||Writer's Digest sets down stakes on the West Coast with many of publishing’s most knowledgeable writers, agents and editors to guide you through the process of writing, editing and publishing your novel. Hone your craft, refine your characters, explore the future of publishing and get the tools you need to advance your career.||conference site|
|Surrey International Writers' Conference||Oct. 25-27, 2019||Surrey, B.C.||$625 (3 days); $219-$299 (one day)||The Surrey International Writers' Conference is a workshop-based conference with a focus on development of skills and industry-based knowledge. From beginning to widely published writers, this is a good place to hone your skills, learn more about markets and network for future sales. Pitch sessions available.||siwc.ca|
|*20Books Vegas Conference||Nov. 12-15, 2019||Las Vegas, Nev.||$135-$150||Put on by indie publishing impresarios Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle, 20Books is the largest indie authors conference in the world, drawing about 700 attendees. Some of the world's best-selling indie authors will be on hand as well as aspiring authors and everyone in between.||20booksvegas.com|
|Philadelphia Writing Workshop||Nov. 23, 2019||Philadelphia||$189+||This full-day “How to Get Published” writing event offers a chance to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor and get your questions answered. Limited to 200 writers.||Conference site|
|20Books Adelaide||Dec. 30, 2019||Adelaide, Australia||Not yet announced||A one-day show down under where the attendees can interact via video with phenomenally intelligent and well-respected guest speakers.||20BooksTo50K|
* Indicates highly recommended conferences for self-published authors.
We didn’t include second-level international book fairs in the list above. Online, one event worth checking out for sure is the upcoming Self-publishing Advice Conference (formerly known as ALLi’s Indie Author Fringe), which takes place March 16, 2019, in concert with the London Book Fair.
Have others to add? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them right away.
Christina Delay says
Check out Cruising Writers Writing Retreats, which has a 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Nov. 3-10 this year! https://cruisingwriters.com/upcoming-writing-retreats/
Elaine Bateman says
Hi, you missed 20Books Edinburgh 25th to 31st July. Two days writing retreat, two days conference then three more days writing retreat.
Kimbra Swain says
Alessandra Torre is hosting Inkers Con 2019 in Dallas, TX on May 1-5. Here’s a link: https://www.inkerscon.com/
Maureen C. points out: WriteOnCon is on next week. It’s an online conference for KidLit writers. “The schedule has just been posted and looks amazing, all for less that $20.” https://writeoncon.org/
John M. Olsen says
I’ve got a few for you to add. These are all Utah-based.
Life, the Universe, and Everything (LTUE), Feb 14-16, http://ltue.net/
Book Marketing Symposium, March 16, 2019, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utahs-2019-book-marketing-symposium-jordan-commons-march-16-2019-tickets-52265679053
League of Utah Writers Spring Conference, April 27, 2019, https://www.leagueofutahwriters.com/
South Jordan Writing Conference -and- Spring Into Books combined event, May 18, 2019, (Augh. They don’t have web or event stuff ready yet.)
Fyrecon, June 20-22, 2019, https://www.fyrecon.com/
League of Utah Writers Quills Conference, August 22-24, 2019, https://www.leagueofutahwriters.com/
Deena Campanile says
Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE). Provo UT. February 14-16, 2019. $75 now that the early bird prices are over. Fantasy, science fiction focused. Both traditionally published and indie authors welcome of all skill levels, there are best selling authors who come to teach. There are writing craft and business tracks, art, gaming, and scholarly tracks. ltue.net for more information. Reduced student prices.
J.D. Lasica says
Here are two more writing conferences:
Writers on the River, Peoria, Illinois, July 20, 2019, 1-4 pm
The American Night Writers Association Conference (ANWA)
They haven’t responded to a request for their 2019 plans.
James Beach says
Fogcon from March 13-15 and and Baycon from May 24-27 are both pretty enjoyable.
J.D. Lasica says
Here’s another one someone sent in:
Wild Deadwood Reads, book fair in Deadwood, South Dakota, June 6-8, 2019.
Pauline Wiles says
This is a fantastic list, thank you! I’m attending the San Francisco Writers Conference this year but love the options here for future years too.
JD Lasica says
The Deadly Ink conference for mystery authors takes place Aug. 2-4, 2019, in Parsippany, NJ.
Shirrel Rhoades says
Mystery and Intrigue is afoot in Key West, Florida
Key West / June 28 – 30
International bestselling and global multi-award winning author Jeffery Deaver returns by popular demand to headline a conclave of world-class mystery writers and celebrated authors during the 6th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 28-30, 2019 in Key West, Florida.
Open to authors, aspiring authors, and non-writing bibliophile’s alike— the annual celebration of sleuthing includes multiple presentations and panel events with renowned crime fiction and true crime authors, including New York Times bestselling authors Heather Graham, Lisa Black, and Carla Norton, along with bestselling Buck Reilly adventure series author John H. Cunningham and many others. All panels and presentations take place at The Studios of Key West. Fest highlights include book signings, social events at different Key West landmark locations and presentation of the annual Whodunit Mystery Writing Award.
Sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, The Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, and the Helmerich Trust, event registration is $195 and includes all panels and presentations, keynote luncheon with Jeffery Deaver, and a Bloody Mary morning brunch at the historic Schooner Wharf Bar. For a full Mystery Fest schedule, event locations, and online registration visit MysteryFestKeyWest.com.
Email: [email protected]
J.D. Lasica says
Also just heard about the one-day San Diego Writing Workshop, May 11, 2019.
JD Lasica says
I overlooked Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, in Dallas http://www.bouchercon.com
Malice Domestic, an annual fan convention for the mystery genre, May 3-5, 2019, North Bethesda, Md. http://malicedomestic.org/
Here are a couple of additional events that appear to be annual conferences: https://thewritelife.com/writers-conferences/
Maile Hulihan says
Thought you’d like to know about one of the best conferences for writers who want to excel at their craft, learn how to reach readers and successfully self publish their books. The Dublin Writers’ Conference is $118 for three days of workshops, not including meals, on June 21-23 2019. Here’s the link https://thedublinwritersconference.com
JD Lasica says
BookCon 2019 was June 1-2, 2019 in New York.
JD Lasica says
Also, there’s WriterCon in Oklahoma City on Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019. Check it out: https://writercon.org/
Nora LeDuc says
Hello, there is the Fall in Love with New England Romance Readers/Authors Book Signing at The Nashua NH, Holiday Inn & Suites, NH on Sat. Oct 19, 2 to 5 pm, . FREE ADMISSION. http://fallinlovewithnewengland.com/
Anna Erishkigal says
Writer’s Police Academy’s “Murdercon” is a great mystery-thriller writer’s conference to add to the list. Last year they went to the Sirchie CSI training HQ for hands-on CSI training as part of their convention.
JD Lasica says
Also overlooked Romance Author Mastermind, Nov. 15-17, 2019.