Frequently Asked Questions (Mystery Writers Conference)

2024 Mystery Writers Conference - Frequently Asked Questions


What meals are included in the conference?
The following meals are included in the price of the conference:
Friday – Afternoon snack & dinner 
Saturday – Breakfast & lunch buffets and afternoon reception
Sunday – Breakfast & lunch buffets and closing reception
All the meals included in the conference include a vegetarian option. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please inform us at registration.

We additionally provide coffee and tea on the patio throughout the morning, and water and ice tea on the patio every afternoon. 

Can you attend only part of the conference and/or is there a prorated option?
Participants are welcome to attend as much or as little of the conference as desired. We are unfortunately not able to offer a prorated rate or single day rates.

Are the evening events open to the public?
Some of the evening events are open to the public. But in those cases, preferred seating is given to conference participants.


Are there hotels near Book Passage?
Yes, there are two hotels located on the same block as Book Passage. Both are within walking distance and offer a discounted rate to conference participants. 

Marin Suites - Click Here for Discounted Reservations

Best Western Corte Madera Inn -  Click Here for Discounted Reservations

Does Book Passage have wi-fi?
Yes, our store is equipped with free wi-fi in both buildings and our outside patio. 
Is there a suggested dress code?
No, there is no suggested dress for any of our conferences. Please dress as comfortably and as casually as you would like. The weather is generally beautiful during the day, though you will likely want a sweater or jacket for the evening hours.
Is the conference appropriate for me if I'm a beginner in the field?
Yes, the conference is designed to meet the needs and goals for participants at all levels. We have different offerings geared towards writers who are at different stages in the process. You will find classes and panels at every level to challenge and inspire you.
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