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Enzo
02-28-2007, 02:43 PM
What are the must-go thriller conferences in 2007?

My preference goes to the UK, but the US, or even Australia if useful for non-Australian writers, would also be welcome.

I've already read about the Backspace event, but I'd just like to find out if there are any more such meetings out there.
I prefer events where you get to meet agents and publishers, as well as hear famous writers and meet colleagues.

Linda Adams
02-28-2007, 03:14 PM
ITW is having one in NY--http://www.thrillerwriters.org

Shara
03-01-2007, 01:28 AM
For UK writers' conferences, Winchester (the weekend at the end of June/beginning of July) is apparently the one to do - there are many agents/editors/writers there and you get to pick when you apply to go which ones you want to book time with. I haven't been yet but now my novel is at saleable stage I am planning to go this year, and pitch.

Website with more info is:

http://www.writersconference.co.uk/

Unfortunately this year's programme has not been published yet.

As for genre, I think it's good for writers of most genres except for sf/fantasy writers.

Shara

Enzo
03-01-2007, 01:01 PM
Hey, thanks, Linda and Shara.

I have vague plans to travel to Western Europe around June-July this year, so the Winchester meet might be the one for me.

Good Word
03-01-2007, 04:23 PM
The ITW one this summer is the only one I know about--I'd love to hear about any others in the US.

narnia
04-06-2007, 07:12 AM
I will be attending the ITW in July until Saturday afternoon (can't make the dinner). It will be my first writer-related conference and I am nervous but excited. :D

Anyone have any advice to get the most out of the experience?

cletus
04-16-2007, 08:02 PM
There is also the Harrogate Crime Writers Festival in the UK in July.

http://www.harrogate-festival.org.uk/crime/

cletus
04-16-2007, 08:16 PM
For UK writers' conferences, Winchester (the weekend at the end of June/beginning of July) is apparently the one to do - there are many agents/editors/writers there and you get to pick when you apply to go which ones you want to book time with. I haven't been yet but now my novel is at saleable stage I am planning to go this year, and pitch.

Website with more info is:

http://www.writersconference.co.uk/

Unfortunately this year's programme has not been published yet.

As for genre, I think it's good for writers of most genres except for sf/fantasy writers.

Shara
Just had a look at the website. If 2007 has half as much on as 2006 did, I will be there.

Shara
04-17-2007, 02:06 AM
The programme for Winchester 2007 is now out - my copy arrived in the post today. If you contact Barbara Large (I am sure her contact details are on the web site) she will be happy to send you a programme.

I am currently perusing the programme trying to decide what to attend - there are so many things going on, one can't do all of them!

Shara

cletus
04-17-2007, 01:36 PM
Thanks Shara. I'll have another look on the website and contact her.

JJ Cooper
04-17-2007, 01:45 PM
Could anybody point to anything similar for Australia?

JJ

cletus
05-04-2007, 05:14 PM
I never received the info requested from Winchester Writers' Conference, but I see that the websaite has now been updated for 2007 and you can downlaod the application form.

Looks interesting.

Shara
05-04-2007, 11:09 PM
If you can download the application form, cletus, that might be your best bet. I think there is a deadline for the beginning of june for 1-on-1 bookings and contests, etc.

I have sent off my application. And booked my train ticket! So I'm all set! :)

Shara