Sunday, July 26, 2009

St. Louis area mystery conference with pitch sessions

THIS JUST IN FROM THE Mystery Writers of America -- The Greater St Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime will hold its 5th Annual Midwest MysteryFest, September 25-26, 2009. The conference takes place at the St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, Missouri (just outside St. Louis). Keynote speakers will be Carolyn Hart and William Kent Krueger. A four-hour workshop, “Screenplay Techniques for Your Novel,” will be conducted from 1 to 5 pm on Friday by Esther Luttrell, Hollywood screenwriter, TV producer and mystery author. An optional Friday evening “get acquainted” dinner with the authors and speakers will follow the workshop. On Saturday three tracks will be offered: Forensics, The Craft of Writing, and The Business of writing. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one pitch session with an agent. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch Saturday are included in the conference price of $85 for SinC members, $75 for students 18 or older, and $110 for walk-ins (space-available basis only). Authors wishing to be on a panel will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, email

Any aspiring writer who has a manuscript ready or near ready should not pass up a conference with agent pitch sessions! Check it out.

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