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Book Passage Mystery Conference 2024

July 19 - July 21

The Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference is THE conference for those looking to up their mystery writing game. After 29 years, its reputation only continues to grow—because it covers everything you need, from story development and writing skills to finding an agent and publisher. Here’s what you’ll find at this intensive 3-day Conference:

  • Experienced authors teach setting, dialogue, and character development.
  • Editors, agents, and publishers coach participants on getting published.
  • We talk about mystery genresprivate eye, amateur sleuth, cyber-crime, police procedural, and historical.
  • Conferees meet with panels of crime-fighting professionals like detectives, forensic experts, prosecutors, and defense lawyers, to help bring realism to writing.
  • Optional private manuscript evaluations can be arranged for participants.

Plus—good food, small groups, and a whole lot of networking & socialization with authors from beginner to MWA Grand Master (quite a few are Conference alumni!)


July 19
July 21
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