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KILLER NASHVILLE 2011 will be held August 26-28, 2011. The Early Bird price of $125 is available until February and is a bargain by any standards. There is also a $99 registration for full-time students, teachers, and senior citizens. I will be working with organizers Clay Stafford of American Blackguard to make this the best conference of its kind. It's large enough to attract good panelists but small enough to allow for a spirit of camaraderie. With critiques, breakout sessions, agent and editor pitches, and three tracks of panels, it has something for readers and writers alike. The URL for Killer Nashville is www.killernashville.com. Or check out the blog, www.killernashville.blogspot.com.

BOUCHERCON 2011 will be held in St. Louis The website is: www.bouchercon.com. You may also want to check out www.bouchercon.info for information about upcoming Bouchercons. Looks like they have a great lineup.

DEADLY INK Mystery Conference  for Fans and Writers. For further Information, go to www.deadlyink.com.

MALICE DOMESTIC  is an annual conference that salutes the traditional mysteries of the type best typified by Agatha Christie. For further information, go to http://www.malicedomestic.org.

SLEUTHFEST is always a conference to remember. It's where I met Sue Grafton in the elevator and also where I had the opportunity to hear Daniel Keyes (author of the beautiful story "Flowers for Algernon") speak. For further information, go to www.sleuthfest.com.

OF DARK AND STORMY NIGHTS takes place Schaumberg, IL. For further information, go to www.ofdarkandstormynights.com.

HARDBOILED HEROES & COZY CATS is the annual conference of the Southwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. To learn more, go to www.mwasw.org/conf.html.

HARRIETTE AUSTIN WRITERS CONFERENCE will be held at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. For further information, contact [email protected].

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS is an annual event that rotates between Nashville and Memphis (Nashville odd years, Memphis even years).

MANHATTAN MYSTERY CONCLAVE is scheduled for November. No, not that Manhattan. This is the other Manhattan--Manhattan, Kansas, where you can join a host of skilled writers at a conference billed as "A Golden Celebration of the Small Town Mystery." For further information, check out http://www.manhattanmysteries.com.

NEW ENGLAND CRIME BAKE, sponsored by the Northeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America features a short story contest, the winning submission of which is included in an annual anthology. I've never been to this one, but I've heard good things about it. Besides, how can you not love a conference with a name like crimebake? To learn more, go to http://mwane.org/crimebake/default.htm. Or email [email protected].

http://www.southernscribe.com/resources/events.htm is a site where you can find events for southern writers.