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CrimeConn 2023: The Shape of Things to Come, The Future of Crime Writing

The Friends of The Ferguson Library and the Mystery Writers of America/NY chapter present CrimeCONN 2023, Connecticut’s own one-day mystery writers' and lovers' conference.

This year, authors and crime experts will take stock of the the future of crime writing.

CrimeCONN will be a hybrid event, presented in person and via Zoom.

Register here.

Before April 6, prices are $40 per person. After April 6, they are $50 per person and $45 for MWA and Friends members, seniors and students. Livestream registrants pay $25 per person.

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

The Shape of Things to Come. The Future of Crime Writing.

Session 1.

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~ Theodore Hook

Mystery writers who write sci-fi.  And vice versa.

Reed Farrel Coleman moderator. Vinnie O’Neil, Russ Colchamiro, Elizabeth Crowens

Session 2.

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." ~ Malcolm X

Publishers and commentators tell us where crime fiction is heading. 

John Valeri moderator.  Kelley Ragland, Sarah Weinman, Dan Conaway, Kristin Sevick

Session 3.

"The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed." ~ William Gibson

Futurists tell us what’s to come.

Dan Haar moderator, Eric Knight, Steve Shwartz, Anatole Gershman

Session 4.

Charles Salzberg’s writers workshop.  How to write a novel in today’s new world.

Session 5.

"Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully." ~ Thomas Edison

How DNA research and genealogy are cracking cold cases.

Michelle Clark with Dr. Claire Glynn 

Session 6.

"I never think of the future, it comes soon enough." ~ Albert Einstein

Mystery writers finding their way in a new reality.

Mally Becker moderator.  Alex Segura, Gary Earl Ross, Rob Hart, Deborah Goodrich Royce

Session 7.

Keynote speaker.

Chris Knopf interviews Joseph Finder