Friday, June 18, 2010

Go check out Thriller Fest

Thrillerfest is the international association of thriller writers. Part of their mission is helping writers, and since its inception in 2004, they've raised money for literacy groups such as Reading is Fundamental. And in these tough economic times, ITW has suspended dues so that no writer is denied the membership benefits because of finances. At the ThrillerFest Banquet Gale, the organization celebrates a member who has given back to the community and cause of literacy by honoring them with the Silver Bullet Award.

So on July 7-10 Thrillerfest is having a "Suspense and the City" ThrillerFest V-an event so perfect it's almost criminal, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Packed with thriller writers lurking around, literary agents and fans, it's actually the largest event of its kind in the world. Authors appearing include Ken Follett, Lisa Scottoline, Mark Bowden, Brad Meltzer and more. There's an awards ceremony, too, for Best Hardcover Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best First Novel and Best Short Story.

More than 50 best-selling authors and another 200 up-and-comers will attend, ready to mix and mingle with fans, aspiring writers and industry executives. ThrillerFest is often called the summer camp of literary events where everyone shares the love of thrillers. In the spotlight during this four day event will be interviews with top authors, each interrogated by another thriller master, panels and AgentFest, where aspiring writers get a chance to pitch their manuscripts to more than 40 agents. There will also be a complete bookstore, a reader’s reception and many, many book signings. Plus, you can party every single night.

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