August 4, 2021

Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference


Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference

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  • Event Information:

  • Event Dates: August 19-22, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: December 31 (Super Early Registration); March 31 (Early Registration); August 19 (Regular Registration)
  • Embassy Suites Nashville South/Cool Springs
  • 820 Crescent Centre Drive
  • Franklin
  • TN
  • 37067

      • Program Features: writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, book fair, author signings, roundtable discussions
      • Genres: fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting
  • Event Size: 350+

  • Cost: $379 Super Early / $399 Early / $419 Regular
    Discounts available: Educators, Seniors, and Active Military

  • Scholarships Available: yes (see website)
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • Presenters: TBA

Event description: The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature.

Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, intimate workshops and panels, and on our close-knit community of writers.

At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, business of writing, marketing, and forensics.

In addition to it’s 60+ conference sessions, Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Killer Nashville Awards Dinner, film previews, live music performances and—of course—all the great activities one can enjoy in downtown Nashville.

Reserve your spot now! Attendance is capped at 350 registrants. Discounts and scholarships are available. Visit our site for more details.

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