[Editor's note: I have attended two Killer Nashville conferences and can say there is plenty to see and do and learn, even if what you write is not strictly thriller, suspense or mystery. To be clear, I have no stake in the conference, and will not make any money if you attend. I have written a few blog entries from my most recent attendance. You can find those by clicking on Killer Nashville in the tags below.]
A Conference for Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Writers & Literature Lovers
August 23-26, 2012
Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon
Guests of Honor for 2012 Killer Nashville are New York Times Bestselling Authors C.J. Box, Heywood Gould, & Peter Straub
Since 2006, Killer Nashville has become THE conference for mystery, thriller, and crime fiction authors and fans. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Killer Nashville is held the fourth full weekend of every August.
Killer Nashville attracts bestselling authors from across the U.S., Canada, and beyond, plus scores of fans and budding authors.
Sponsored by numerous national organizations, attendees have included authors, screenwriters, playwrights, filmmakers, fans, attorneys, editors, agents, and publishers.
Killer Nashville’s objectives are to assist writers of all writing genres and formats; develop a better understanding of the craft of the mystery, thriller, suspense and true crime genres specifically; to discuss such topics as investigative techniques, verifying crime information, and submitting one’s manuscript for publication; and portray law enforcement and forensic science in a fair and accurate manner.
Killer Nashville is offered in five concurrent tracks including over 60 events ensuring the weekend has something for every lover of literature.
One track, the forensic/CSI track provides insight into the latest in forensic investigations and crime detection and is hosted by the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations), FBI, and other law enforcement branches. Event includes a realistic crime scene staged by the TBI and solved by conference guests.
Many writers have found agents, editors, and publication through networking at Killer Nashville.
Killer Nashville is a volunteer-produced event and was founded in 2006 by bestselling Franklin writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford.
P.O. Box 680759
Franklin, TN 37068-0759