ThrillerFest in July


It’s the biggest event in the thriller-writing calendar! Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15, 2007. Join us in celebrating the legendary career of the popular James Patterson as he receives the ThrillerMaster 2007 Award. Meet and mingle with more than 100 ITW authors, including 2006 ThrillerMaster Award Winner Clive Cussler along with our other Spotlight Guest authors Lisa Gardner, Vince Flynn, Heather Graham and Jeffery Deaver.

The above is from the ITW (International Thriller Writers) e-newsletter. Dave Lull sent me an article the other day about the birth of this organisation, which split from the Mystery Writers of America a few years ago. Its aims and how it is doing are described in the interesting article, "Operation Scribe", linked over at Librarian’s Place.

To find out more about ThrillerFest, here is a link to the meeting’s website that tells you all you could possibly need to know.

You can also go here to find out about CraftFest, (aka ITW thriller school!) a workshop on writing, on 12 July — teachers include Tess Gerritsen, M. J. Rose, Lee Child and other luminaries.