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It is not too late to register to be on a panel or to submit ideas for presentations.

Standard Registration Price: $419
Discounted Registration Price: $339

Discounted price available for educators, students, active U.S. military personnel, and seniors aged sixty-five and older.

You can register now and add additional items later such as ‘Shine ‘n’ Wine, Breakouts, Agent Editor Sessions, Critiques, etc. All events, after registration, may be purchased a la carte.


The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature.

Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, intimate workshops and panels, and on our close-knit community of writers.

At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, business of writing, marketing, and forensics.

Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Killer Nashville Awards Dinner, live music performances and—of course—all the great activities one can enjoy in downtown Nashville.

By registering, you agree to be put on our mailing list so that we may inform you of any conference changes.