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California Crime Writers Conference 2015
Culver City, California
June 6 & 7, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)
At DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles - Westside,
6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California

Special Guests:

Charlaine Harris
Saturday Keynote Speaker
Anne Perry
Sunday Keynote Speaker

Be a Star on "Author Idol"


Saturday, June 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Here's your chance to shine while getting free advice from top agents and editors. Print out page one of your novel or short story, not to exceed 250 words, and drop the page(s) into a box by the door as you enter the workshop. You can include your name or remain anonymous, at least until the applause begins. Our moderator, award-winning author and actor Harley Jane Kozak, will read selected submissions with Oscar-worthy gusto. The esteemed panel of judges, including agents Joshua Bilmes, Kimberley Cameron, and Jessica Faust, editors Annette Rogers, Kendal Lynn, and Tyson Cornell will provide immediate feedback. By the end of the workshop, the judges will crown an "Author Idol." Fun and educational, so fire up those creative juices and bring your work!

Harley Jane Kozak's Dating Dead Men won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards, and was followed by Dating is Murder, Dead Ex, and A Date You Can't Refuse. Her short prose has appeared in Ms. Magazine, The Sun, The Santa Monica Review and the anthologies Mystery Muses, This is Chick Lit, A Hell of a Woman, Butcher Knives and Body Counts, The Rich and the Dead, and Crimes by Moonlight. She's an International Thriller Award nominee and her latest novel is the paranormal KEEPER OF THE MOON. A sometimes actress, Harley lives with her kids and dogs in southern California.

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America welcome both members and non-members to the 2015 California Crime Writers Conference. We hope you'll join us in Culver City, California for a weekend of outstanding workshops geared to the needs of both emerging and established mystery writers. Attendees will enjoy tracks on forensics, craft, industry, and marketing, along with other mystery-themed activities. A manuscript critique is available as an add-on option.

Newly renovated in May, 2014, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles - Westside offers stylish comfort and connectivity to the finest in L.A. attractions. Within easy reach of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown L.A., this Culver City hotel is also a short drive from the beautiful Manhattan, Redondo and Santa Monica beaches.

Registration is now closed. The conference is SOLD OUT.

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