Bloody Words is Canada’s oldest and largest gathering of
mystery readers and authors.
Founded in 1999, the conference has become the June event to look forward to for people who enjoy genre conventions.
How does this work?
Bloody Words is controlled by a Board of Directors, made up of the founder and three members of the original Bloody Gang. Their sole purpose is make sure the conference continues the high standards that have become associated with it. They are the ones to approach if you are interested in seeing Bloody Words come to your city. You will find lots of support and the Gangsters Handbook spells out what is involved in forming your own Bloody Gang of criminous volunteers.
Not interested in the organizational end of things? Then here's what you have to look forward to at any Bloody Words.
Whether you’re into humorous mysteries or the darkest of psychological noir,
you’ll always have lots to see and do at Canada's biggest annual mystery event. For example:
everything from first novels to the latest in
The Mystery Café
with 12 or so authors from across Canada and beyond
reading from and discussing their books
Workshops to help hone your writing skills
The Hammett Awards
Lots of loot
Loot bags crammed
with goodies, including reams of books
Dealers’ room with
your favourite books and much more
Services for authors
Food and fun
And all this for one price ~ and if you join early, you save money!