Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bloody Words 2011 in Victoria!

I’m one of those people who always thinks of the end of summer as the beginning of a new year, probably because my kids are still in school. It’s also time to decide which of the many writing events to attend this fall, and to prepare for workshops which I’ve arranged to give. So far, the next three months are already guaranteed to be one of the busiest, most productive autumns yet.

One of the largest events I want to mention isn’t happening until June, however it’s worth mentioning now to give you a chance to check it out and register. This is the annual Bloody Words mystery conference which will be held in Victoria, BC, for the first time ever. The event will take place from June 3rd to 5th at the beautiful Hotel Grand Pacific near the inner harbour, which is close to great sites and shopping.

This is conference is designed for both writers and fans of mysteries. Writers can enter the short fiction competition, have their manuscript evaluated, and have an opportunity to pitch to an agent. Of course, there will be many panel discussions and events as well. Honoured guests will be Michael Slade, Laurie R. King, and William Deverell. Registration is $190 Canadian and can be done online. Hope to see you there! To learn more about Bloody Words XI, go to

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