California Crime Writers Conference

This is the premier crime writing conference in the country. It is for writers, not fans, and we cap attendance at just 200 people in order to keep it intimate, so it sells out fast. There will be agents, editors, law enforcement/forensics professionals, and panels on craft from some of the best writers in the business.

Our keynote speakers are best-selling authors

William Kent Krueger


Hallie Ephron


The name of the conference refers to its location, not it’s appeal. CCWC draws writers from all over the country as well as from abroad.

Reserve your spot here!