Since 2006, Killer Nashville has become THE conference for mystery, thriller, and crime fiction authors and fans. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference is held the fourth full weekend of every August.
Killer Nashville attracts bestselling authors from across the U.S., Canada, and beyond, plus scores of fans and budding authors.
Sponsored by numerous national organizations, attendees have included authors, screenwriters, playwrights, filmmakers, fans, attorneys, editors, agents, and publishers.
Killer Nashville’s objectives are to assist writers of all writing genres and formats; develop a better understanding of the craft of the mystery, thriller, suspense and true crime genres specifically; to discuss such topics as investigative techniques, verifying crime information, and submitting one’s manuscript for publication; and portray law enforcement and forensic science in a fair and accurate manner.
Killer Nashville is offered in five concurrent tracks including over 60 events ensuring the weekend has something for every lover of literature.
One track, the forensic/CSI track provides insight into the latest in forensic investigations and crime detection and is hosted by the TBI, FBI, and other law enforcement branches. Event includes a realistic crime scene staged by the TBI and solved by conference guests.
Many writers have found agents, editors, and publication through networking at Killer Nashville.
Killer Nashville is a volunteer-produced event and was founded in 2006 by bestselling Franklin writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford.
Killer Nashville was founded by writer / filmmaker Clay Stafford of American Blackguard Film & Television who is still heavily involved in the role of President. Conference operations are managed by Executive Director Beth Terrell. Day-to-day activities are managed by Jacqueline, Krista, and Daniel.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
P.O. Box 680759
Franklin, TN 37068-0759
Our preferred method of contact is via email.