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California Crime Writers Conference 2017

June 10 & 11, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

At DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles—Westside,
6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America invite emerging and established mystery writers for a weekend of invaluable guidance, insight, and community at the 2017 California Crime Writers Conference. Whether your novel is brewing in your imagination, ready to publish, or you already have several published books under your belt, our workshops, presented by agents, editors, award-winning authors, and crime investigation professionals, are geared to elevate your mystery writing skills and foster relationships on your path to publication and beyond.



Special Guests:

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Hallie Ephron
Speaker, Writing Teacher, and NY Times Best-Selling Author of 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Finalist Night Night, Sleep Tight
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William Kent Krueger
NY Times Best-Selling Edgar Award-Winning Author of Ordinary Grace and the Cork O'Conner series


Featuring:
  • Two days of sessions featuring Craft, Forensics/Crime Solving, Publishing Industry, and Marketing experts
  • Keynote Luncheons
  • Networking Event Friday Evening
  • Agent & Editor Cocktail Party Saturday Evening
  • Manuscript Consults (additional fee)
  • Book Room
  • Charity Auction

Praise from past attendees —

"...CCWC was well-run, extremely well organized, had great speakers, panelists and events that made it fun (movie night anyone?). The people were open and friendly and I think everyone who attended felt it was well worth the money they spent." ~Jessica Faust, Bookends Literary Agency

"(CCWC) was a total pleasure. High energy, good laughter, smart participants, fine organization, lively attendees. I had a great time." ~Annette Rogers, Poisoned Pen Press

"Very open and accepting, supportive and awesome atmosphere for an unpublished author. I did a MS Critique and met all of the editors at the cocktail party and really clicked with one in particular, which helps me to set my sights on being published a bit step closer. I will definitely plan to attend in the future and bring another writer with me!" ~2015 attendee

"Great speakers, good panel subjects, warm and inviting atmosphere." ~2015 attendee

"I've been to a lot of conferences/conventions. This one was never boring and covered a lot of different subjects very well. I loved that there were things to do at night. Excellent for networking." ~2015 attendee

"Writers spending time with writers, not 'selling' books. The host groups are outstanding and the volunteers get all A's!" ~2015 attendee

"The venue made it very easy for people to mingle. I also loved how approachable the editors and agents were. I got the feeling that everyone-published or not-felt welcome and comfortable." ~2015 attendee

For a printable flyer, click here

Registration is now open. Visit the registration page for details.

2017 CONFERENCE GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Sisters in Crime/LA Educational Grant was established to further the education of published and aspiring mystery/crime writers on the path to writing excellence. Sisters in Crime/LA will award up to three grants valued at $800 each to attend the 2017 California Crime Writers Conference. (Recipients must attend CCWC for funds to apply.)

The grant is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, regardless of gender, age, or race. Sisters in Crime membership is not required. The Sisters in Crime/LA Educational Grant is intended for the use of serious, aspiring mystery/crime writers who wish to improve their skills. All applications must be received via email by midnight PST, January 31, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. For full submission details and to download the Grant Application, visit: sistersincrimela.com/grants.

For further information on Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America visit their websites at sistersincrimela.com and socalmwa.com | Logo by Tom Gatica