Wednesday, 21 May 2014



Toronto Hyatt

Here's where to find me:

CWC AGM:  Friday, 2:30-3:30, Salon A

CWC MEMBER RECEPTION:  Friday, 3:30-4:30

BLOODY WORDS RECEPTION:  Friday, 5:30-6:30

BOOKS WITH LEGS,  Friday, 10 pm

PANEL:  THAT'S NOT SICK, THAT'S FUNNY!,  Saturday 1:30-2:30


For your convenience, the entire schedule is posted below.  See you there!

 Friday, June 6

2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Registration. The registration/information desk is on the east side of the escalators.
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Agent/editor appointments (you’ll be given your appointment time a week or two before the conference)
TimeTrack 1Track 2Mystery Café
5:30-6:30 PMReception — Welcome to Bloody Words!
7:00-7:50 PMBlood, blood, glorious blood…
(forensic hematology)
Romantic suspense & cozies: No longer what you expect
(new approaches to these subgenres)
The Sage, the saint, and the sleuth
(religion, philosophy, and the “modern” sleuth)
8:00-8:50 PMCSI: Toronto
(the reality of crime scene investigations)
Are short stories the new black?
(short story panel)
Law & order with sword & gun
(1320s England or 1919 Toronto: a cop is a cop…or is he?)
9:00-9:50 PMThe many worlds of crime
(a look at crime from neighbourhood-level to the Supreme Court of Canada)
Indie publishing: We’re here to stay
(non-traditional publishing)
EVEning the Odds
(women sleuths, past & present)
10:00-11:00 PMBooks with Legs
(books published in the last 6 months struttin’ their stuff on the catwalk in our literary fashion show)

Saturday, June 7

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Registration. The registration/information desk is on the east side of the escalators.
TimeTrack 1Track 2More Track 2
9:00-9:50 AMAsk them anything: Agents & editors
(Q&A with agents & acquiring editors)
Split personality
(writing more than one series, or a series & stand-alones, or different subgenres…)
It’s Number One!
(first novel panel)
10:00-10:50 AMFrom rocks to Glocks
(weapons thru the ages)
You are what you write…or are you?
(character = author…true or false)
An hour with Michael Jecks
(interview with our international GoH)
11:00-11:50 AMShoot-out at the digital corral
(computer crime & digital forensics)
Fifty shades of cop
(various takes on police procedurals)
Reinventing history
(historical mysteries)
12:00-1:30 PMLunch – see you back at 1:30 for the afternoon sessions
1:30-2:20 PMPssst, wanna be a professional author?
(tips on doing readings, fielding interviews, body language, & more)
That’s not sick; that’s funny
(humour panel)
Setting: More than trees & houses
(getting characters’ attitudes & beliefs correct as part of the setting)
2:30-3:20 PMDeath & taxes & contracts…oh my!
(what authors should know about taxes & contracts)
Old sins cast long shadows
(how past wrongs impact present-day characters)
An hour with Vicki Delany
(interview with our Canuck GoH)
3:30-4:20 PMBloody Idol
(BW attendees’ story openings judged by an agent, 2 editors, & a reviewer)
Is the female of the species more deadly than the male?
(men & women authors discuss how women are portrayed in crime fiction)
The science of murder
(premature murder meets science, medicine, & hi-tech)
4:30-5:20 PMThe cinematic Sherlock Holmes, 1922–2014
(Holmes on the silver & small screen)
The evil that men do
(writing about societal evils like genocide, racism, child abuse, slavery, etc.)
Heroes with feet of clay; villains with hearts of gold
(multi-dimensional characters)
5:30-7:00 PMMeet & greet and mass autograph session
7:00-10:00 PMBanquet & awards ceremony

Sunday, June 8

TimePresentationWorkshopMystery Café
10:00 AM-1:00 PMCostumes & clothing
(slide show & talk on historical clothing & theatrical & film/TV costumes)
Reality check
(from cussin’ to names to wounds & more – getting your facts, etc. right)
Who sees what & how?
(point of view & structure in your book)

Dealers room

The dealers room will be open from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Scene of the Crime room

The scene of the crime room will be open from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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