A thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery writing, including author conversations, a live panel exchange with Scottish crime festival writers, mystery writing workshop, youth forensic workshop, “Noir in the Bar” event, and more! Visiting authors include Barbara Nickless, bestselling crime writer of Dead Stop and Blood on the Tracks, along with screenwriter and author of more than 50 bestselling books, Kevin J. Anderson, in a live exchange with Norwegian writers Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door, and Jørn Lier Horst author of the The Katharina Code. In partnership with Western Colorado University, Gunnison Art Center, The Crested Butte Marshal’s Office, The Gunnison County Coroner’s Office, Old Rock Community Library, and the Gunnison Valley Poetry Festival. Prices & times vary.

Full Festival Pass 

Includes entry to all events including Pinot & Noir writing workshop, and Murder Mystery Dinner; books signed by visiting writers; discounts at select local businesses)

Cost:  $100, $200 value

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Or click here to view a pdf of the Murder in the Mountains program!


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The Art Studio Classes  

Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 Sixth Street
PO Box 1819
Crested Butte, CO 81224