The Crime Readers' Association

Crime Writers’ Association Conference 2013

29th April 2013 by in Crime Readers' Updates

Once a year members of the Crime Writers’ Association get together, drink, chat, drink, eat, drink, laugh, drink and learn at our annual conference. This year we were in Lake Windermere over the last weekend of April ready for a packed programme of speakers.

Friday night saw CWA members embarking on a ferry for a cruise around Lake Winderemere armed with bottles of fizz to keep our spirits up when the weather turned drizzly in the first five minutes followed by heavy rain and actual hail at one point.

On Saturday we were treated to talks from esteemed speakers including Martin Edwards and Barry Kernon.

The highlight of the whole weekend is always the gala dinner and it is great for everyone just to relax before the next round of speakers on the Sunday morning.

Of course, being writers, many of the attendees have already blogged about the weekend so I will leave it to them to tell the full story.

Kate Ellis @kateellisauthor

Russell James @getRussellJames

Mari Hannah @mariwriter

Thanks to the wonderful Diane Janes for organising the weekend.

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