AT THE FERGUSON LIBRARY                             

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


Saturday, May 18, 2019 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 2019  
Lawyers, Guns and Money 

Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building

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

The Friends of The Ferguson Library and the Mystery Writers of America/NY chapter present CrimeCONN 2019, a one-day writers' and mystery lovers' conference - this year focusing on everything crime. This year's theme:  "Lawyers, Guns and Money", will feature lawyers who write, who fight crime and defend the innocent, a ballistics and firearms specialist, and prosecutors and defense attorneys in the world of white collar crime.  We'll also have a panel on the craft of writing from some of the most admired instructors in the country. 

The conference and all the panel titles are tributes to the late Warren Zevon, one of the most literate of rock and roll song writers, who had a special love of mysteries and thrillers. 

Before April 19 - Early Bird Registration
$40 per person

After April 19
$50 per person

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

 (Light breakfast and lunch included. )


CrimeCONN 2019 Sessions
(Schedule subject to change.)

Panels and Interviews

Excitable LawyersLawyers (and one law student) who write.   
Moderator:  Richie Narvaez, Award-winning author of Roachkiller and Other Stories.    

Charles Salzberg
, Author of the Henry Swann mystery series and over 20 non-fiction books.
Connie Hambley
, Writes high-concept thrillers that weave fact and legal fiction into tales of modern-day crimes.
Anthony Franze
, lawyer in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., and a critically-acclaimed thriller writer.

Roland the Headless Glock 22 Shooter. Forensics experts talk all things lethal weapons.
Michelle Clark,
Medicolegal Death Investigator for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s in Connecticut, interviews ballistics expert, Lieutenant Joseph Rainone, the Forensic Division Commander at the Waterbury Police Department.

Werewolves of Wall Street.   Experts in thwarting financial shenanigans.
Michael Sears, Famous for Wall Street thrillers
Thomas Feeney, Managing Director, Nardello & Co's Internal Investigations, Litigation Support and Complex Investigations practices.
Ron Goldstark, Served 13 years as Director of New York State Organized Crime Task Force.
Norman Bloch, Defense attorney for white collar defendants. Former federal prosecutor of organized crime.

Disorder in the House of Law.  Lawyers who fight against criminals and for fair process.  

Moderator:   Chris Knopf, Author of lawyer Jackie Swaitkowksi mystery series.
John Leventhal, Founder of the country's first felony domestic violence court in 1996 in Brooklyn, NY. His book about that experience is called "My Partner, My Enemy."   
Marjorie Drake, Novelist and former owner of a practice defending and advocating for people with disabilities.  
Douglas J. Wood, Novelist and prominent legal expert in commercial speech and creative expression.

Ain't That Pretty At All. But Could Be! Lessons on the writing craft from master teachers.       
Moderator:  Jill Fletcher, Avid Reader, Author, Book Editor, Professional Manuscript Review
Jane Cleland, Acclaimed speaker and professor of writing arts
Steve Liskow, Teaches the art of dialog.
Hallie Ephron, Best-selling novelist, columnist and writing expert  

Legal Trouble Waiting to Happen.   Because it always does.
Peter Blauner is the author of eight novels, including Slow Motion Riot, winner of an Edgar Allan Poe award for best first novel from Mystery Writers of America, and The Intruder, a New York Times bestseller and a bestseller overseas. He began his career as a journalist for New York magazine in the 1980s and segued into writing fiction in the 1990s. He has been a staff writer and co-executive producer for several television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and Blue Bloods.

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