About

The California Crime Writers Conference is a joint production of the Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and Mystery Writers of America/So Cal Chapter and has been presented every other year since 2009.

Past guests of honor have included Anne Perry, William Kent Krueger, Hallie Ephron, Catriona McPherson, and Tess Gerritsen. Panels have covered marketing from the first novel to the latest in an extended series, professionals from the criminal justice, and the craft of writing.

We made the decision early on during the pandemic to bring the 2021 conference to you virtually rather than risk a full, in-person, conference. The advantage is that we were able to broaden our offerings of great talent, as well as locals, and we offered the conference for free.

However, we are planning to go back to our original weekend format, and will feature a host of workshops and panels to bring you the absolute best information out there on the craft and business of crime writing.

Registration for the 2023 conference will open soon. If you want to be on the mailing list, please fill out the form below. Or if you have a question, please email us at info@ccwconference.org.

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