Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Poisoned Pen Conference/RebusFest: September 2-3

Poisoned Pen Conference/RebusFest

Celebrating Ian Rankin's 30th Year of Publishing in the U.S. 

Hosts: Hank Phillippi Ryan, James Sallis & Dana Stabenow! 

A two-day conference for fans and aspiring writers!

Book signings, swag! Editor’s panel.. and more Sunday night concert with James Sallis and his band, Three-Legged Dog

Sunday Sept. 2nd 9am-5pm Monday Sept. 3rd 8-4:00 pm 
Location: The Arizona Biltmore 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016 

For Preferred room rates please go to http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/ use code: 2726435

Hosts: Hank Phillippi Ryan James Sallis Dana Stabenow

James R Benn Mark De Castrique Warren Easley Mary Anna Evans Tim Hallinan Mette Ivie Harrison Annie Hogsett Stephen Mack Jones Thomas Kies Sujata Massey Francine Mathews John Straley David Wagner Tina Whittle Reavis Z. Wortham 

Schedule of Events

9:15-10:00 AM The History Beat –Stabenow, Mathews, Benn
10:15-11:00 AM The City Beat – Easley, Evans, Hogsett, Jones
Lunch on Your Own
12:15-1:00 PM The Editor’s Beat – Juliet Grames, Annette Rogers with Barbara Peters
1:15-2:00 PM The International Beat – Hallinan, Massey, Wagner
2:15-3:00 PM Stabenow and Straley Talk Alaska Mystery
3:15-4:00 PM Researching Your Beat – Benn, Massey, Wagner, Wortham
4:15-5:15 Agatha Christie Tea – Host: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Speaker on her Christie research project: Mary Anna Evans Quizzes, Prizes, Wear a Fascinator

8:00-9 AM Pitch Session – Writers to editors Juliet Grames (Soho) and Annette Rogers (PPP). Like speed dating: 15 five-minute slots. Pitch your book idea to a pro!
9:15-10 AM Sleuths and the Media – DeCastrique, Kies, Ryan
10:15-11:00 AM The Burglar vs Cops and a Lawyer – Cops: DeCastrique, Mathews, Wortham. Lawyer: Easley. The Burglar: Hallinan
11:15-12:00 PM Unconventional Women – Harrison, Hogsett, Kies, Whittle
12:15 – 1:45 Lunch James Sallis Interviews Ian Rankin
2:00-3:30 PM Ian Rankin Talks Scottish Literature and His Career

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