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On the first Saturday and the third Tuesday of each month, SouthWest Writers meets at New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, NM. The Saturday meetings start at 10 a.m. and go until Noon. The Tuesday meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are over by 9:00 p.m. Each meeting features an interesting and informative guest speaker.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, the Croak & Dagger Chapter of Sisters in Crime meet at 7 p.m. at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. That’s located at 7521 Carmel Ave. NE, one traffic light north of Paseo del Norte, and west of Wyoming. These meetings feature wonderful guest speakers. The group also has theater matinees or nights (when there’s a good mystery play being presented) and the attendees have dinner after the play.


Tony Hillerman Writers Conference – Sadly, the last Hillerman Conference took place November 5-7, 2015 at the Santa Fe Hilton Historic Plaza in Santa Fe, NM. Go to www.wordharvest.com for information about new writing workshops they offer.

Left Coast Crime –  Go to www.leftcoastcrime.org for details and registration. The 2016  LLC starts in February and is in Phoenix, AZ.

Bouchercon –  This is the primo mystery writer/reader conference each year, and it is associated with Sisters in Crime.



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