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Where Murder Lives!

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Where Murder Lives!

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Kensington CozyClub: Where Murder Lives!

 

Kensington CozyClub Mini-Cons are a series of annual multi-author reader parties held across the United States to celebrate cozy mysteries and the people who love them.

 

Four big events are held every year in rotating cities within each region – Northeast, South, West and Midwest – with anywhere from 10 to 30 authors per event. Readers are invited to come meet the authors, get autographed books and learn more about the genre while enjoying fabulous goodies, refreshments from local businesses, fun swag and prizes. With promotional support from regional chapters of Sisters in Crime, The Mystery Writers of America and Booklist, we’re also proud to partner with local shops whose products and services share traits popular among a cozy reader audience – connecting the cozy community with local businesses they’ll love.

 

 

2019 EVENTS

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Eastern USA Region

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019, 1:00-4:00PM

Bookseller: Porter Square Books – Cambridge, MA

Venue: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Cost to Attend: FREE

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Southern USA Region

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Bookseller: Murder by the Book – Houston, TX

Venue: Houston Public Library – 500 McKinney St., Houston, Texas 77002

Cost to Attend: FREE

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Midwest USA Region

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2018

Bookseller: The Book Loft – Columbus, OH

Venue: The Book Loft, 631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206

Cost to Attend: FREE

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Western USA Region

Date: November 2019

Bookseller: Mysterious Galaxy

Venue: TBD

Cost to Attend: FREE

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

2018 EVENTS

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Eastern USA Region

Date  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 7pm

Venue: RISING TIDE BREWERY, 103 Fox Street, Portland, ME  04101

Bookseller: PRINT:  A Bookstore, 273 Congress Street, Portland, ME  04101

Cost to Attend: FREE

Local Partner(s): Booklist, Rising Tide Brewery

 

Attending Authors:

Anne Canadeo

Barbara Ross

Carlene O’Connor

Devon Delaney

J.D. Griffo

Jessica Ellicott

Kaitlyn Dunnett

Lea Wait

Leslie Meier

Liz Mugavero

Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell)

Misty Simon

Peggy Ehrhart

Sally Goldenbaum

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Southern USA Region

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @11a

Venue: Sam Miller's, 1210 E Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219

Bookseller: Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219

Cost to Attend: $10 entry fee + cash-only bar (fee includes a voucher for one book)

Local Partner(s): Booklist, CaryTown Teas, Dances with Wool, Mise En Place, Fountain Bookstore, Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia Chapter

 

Attending Authors:

A.L. Herbert

Alex Erickson

Amy Lillard

Bethany Blake

Carlene O'Connor

Ellery Adams

J.D. Griffo

J.R. Ripley

Lane Stone

Libby Klein

Maya Corrigan

Misty Simon

Mollie Cox Bryan

Sherry Harris

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Midwest USA Region

Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ 2

Venue: Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. • Forest Park, IL 60130

Bookseller: Century & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130

Cost to Attend: FREE

Local Partner(s): Booklist, Century & Sleuths Bookstore, Mystery Writers of America – Midwest Chapter, Forest Park Public Library

 

Attending Authors:

Amanda Flower

Anna Lee Huber

Carlene O'Connor

Cheryl Hollon

Ginger  Bolton

Jennifer David Hesse

JR Ripley

Julia Buckley (Berkley Books)

Meg Macy

 

Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Western USA Region

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 1p

Venue & Bookseller: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Cost to Attend: FREE

Local Partner(s): Booklist, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Tea Time Scottsdale, TeaTime Magazine

 

Attending Authors:

Cheryl Hollon

Dianne Freeman

J.C. Eaton

J.R. Ripley

Jessica Ellicott

Kym Roberts

Lynn Cahoon

Rosemary Simpson

Tamara Berry

 

 

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with us for a Cozy-Con?

 

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Check out some photos from our Mini-Cons over at our photo gallery!