AT THE FERGUSON LIBRARY                             

                               Co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter


Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Ferguson Library 
One Public Library Plaza
96 Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06904

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CrimeCONN 2018  
Keeping It Real
:  Information, Entertainment and Inspiration From Deep Inside The Mystery World 

Saturday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building

    CrimeCONN is Connecticut’s own one-day mystery lovers' conference.

The conference enriches readers, aspiring writers and professional writers alike.  Panel topics include: forensics and law enforcement experts sharing their insights, mystery writing for the big and little screen, and a behind-the-scenes look into the writer’s craft and modern publishing. 

Panel discussions, interviews with celebrity authors, book signings and audience participation are included in this action-packed day.

Hear directly from the people who solve crimes, write about crime, bring amazing stories from book to screen, and share insights you can trust whether you’re a fan or a mystery writer yourself. 

Before May 25 - Early Bird Registration
$30 per person

$45 per person
$35 per person for MWA members, Friends members, seniors and students

 (Light breakfast and lunch included. )


CrimeCONN 2018 Sessions
(Schedule subject to change.)

Panels and Interviews

Real to Reel.  Get the inside scoop on the how it’s all done in the battle zone between literature and show biz.
Katie Torpey
Tom Straw
David Rich
David Handler

The Thrill of Fact-based Fiction.  Learn first-hand the joys and challenges of research in the modern age of Google and Wikipedia, and when good old shoe-leather research is essential.
Moderator:      John Valeri
James Benn
Jane Cleland
Karen Olson
Charles Salzberg 

As Real As It Gets.   Death investigator Michelle Clark interviews Dr. Kristen Hartnett-McCann, Forensic Anthropologist with Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner – experts on the front line of the war on crime, and eyewitnesses to solving real-life mysteries every day.    

I Did It My Way.  How to master craft, control and promotion when forging your path to self-publishing.
Moderator:      Tom Straw
Bill Curatolo
Jill Fletcher
Jeff Markowitz

How Publishing Works in the Real World.  Insights into how successful mystery authors launch, maintain and super-charge their careers.
Moderator:      Chris Knopf
Neil Nyren
Gina Panettieri

Sheryl Kayne

To Thine Own Self Be True.   A candid conversation between Charles Salzberg and guest of honor SJ Rozan.

Co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter.