2014 Conference Schedule
(The schedule is a work in progress and subject to change.)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

2:00 - 7:00 PM Check-In
3:00 - 6:00  
MASTER CLASS 1
3:00 - 6:00
(Requires Registration)

with Paula Munier

MASTER CLASS 2
3:00 - 6:00
(Requires Registration)

with Hallie Ephron

MASTER CLASS 3
3:00 - 4:15
(Requires Registration)
with Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) & John Talbot
MASTER CLASS 4
4:45 - 6:00
(Requires Registration)
with Terri Giuliano Long

6:15 - 7:15   Pizza Welcome Party
7:30 - 8:50  
SEMINAR I
(Requires Registration)
with Matthew Gilbert and Joe Meyers
SEMINAR II
(Requires Registration)

with Paula Munier and Gina Panettieri


9:00 - 11:00   Death and Desserts
Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America New England and Sisters in Crime New England
9:00 - 11:00   Viewing of Longmire TV Show

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

(The schedule is a work in progress and subject to change.)
8:00 - 8:30 AM  Check-in/Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45   Welcoming Remarks
Crime Bake co-chairs MWANE President Steve Ulfelder and SinCNE President Julie Hennrikus
8:45 - 9:00   Presentation of the Al Blanchard Award
9:00 - 9:50  
Desperadoes Waiting for a Train: Why Do We Write Crime Fiction?
9:50 - 10:10   Break/Book Signing: Desperadoes and Rogue Wave Authors
10:10 - 11:00  
TRACK I
I Shot the Sheriff: Lawmen and PIs—Getting It Right


TRACK II
Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Situations


11:00 - 11:20   Break/Book Signing
11:20 - 12:10  
TRACK I
Home on the Range: When Setting Becomes Character


TRACK II
Don't Fence Me In: Big Press, Little Press, ePress, Oh!


12:10 - 12:30   Break/Book Signing
12:30 - 1:30   Lunch/Interview with Guest of Honor Craig Johnson
Interviewer: Julie Hennrikus
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1:30 - 1:45   Break/Book Signing: Guest of Honor Craig Johnson
1:45 - 3:00   Agents & Editors Panel: Page One and Query Letter Critiques
Attendees bring the first page of a manuscript OR a query letter
3:00 - 3:10   Break
3:10 - 4:00  
TRACK I
Big Hats, Little Dogies: The Challenge and Reward of Writing Short and Long


TRACK II
My Rifle, My Pony and Me: True Crime or How it Works in Real Life


4:00 - 4:20   Break/Book Signing
4:20 - 6:00  
One-on-One Pitch Sessions
Six-minute, prescheduled pitch sessions with agents and editors


Drop in and Ask the Experts
Informal roundtables with experts

6:00 - 6:30   Cocktail Party
6:30 - 9:30  
Wordslingers Ball & Barbecue (Requires Registration)

Chow down on western grub, pitch cowboy poetry and shake your western booty ‘til the cows come home



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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

(The schedule is a work in progress and subject to change.)
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Flashwords Reading
9:00 - 10:10  
Branded: Do Police Interrogation Techniques Produce False Confessions?
Presenter: Douglas Starr
Building on his groundbreaking New Yorker article, journalist Douglas Starr tells why standard police interrogations may be built on junk science and coerce false confessions
10:10 - 10:20   Break
10:20- 11:10  
"Spur" of the Moment: Improv! Writers Twist the Facts to Fit Their Sub-Genre
11:10 - 11:20   Break
11:20 - 12:30  
At the OK Corral: Perfecting Your CSI Chops
Presenter: Retired MA State Police Lieutenant Elaine Gill
Match wits by comparing your crime scene observations with those of veteran CSI analyst, retired Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant Elaine Gill