Magna cum Murder

crime writing festival

October 25-27, 2013 

The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN

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Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana


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Kathryn Kennison, Director

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Jama Kehoe Bigger
Diane Watters

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Attention: Magna cum Murderers!


Just as you're packing your suitcases and tucking in extra canvas bags for all your book purchases, we are also packing our festival bags, name tags, signs, and NEW Magna cum Murder merchandise -- and we'll all meet up at The Columbia Club on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th for three days of panels, book signings, and festivities!


Here are some last minute reminders:


Registration Desk

The registration desk will be located in the hotel lobby. Make sure to check in upon your arrival to pick up your name tag and festival bag.


The following meals are included, depending on the registration option you selected:

Friday Reception, 7 p.m.
Saturday Lunch, 12 noon
Saturday Banquet Dinner, 7 p.m.
Sunday Lunch, 12 noon


Coffee Bar
Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America - Midwest Chapter, the coffee bar is located by the Mezzanine elevators. Open Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon.


Friday Night Reception
Sponsored by Sisters in Crime-Speed City, Indiana chapter, the reception is Friday, at 7 p.m., 3rd floor Crystal Terrace.


Visit and click the Airport Transportation link for information about shuttles, taxis, and limousine services.


Places to Eat, Park, and Maps
For maps and further information about downtown businesses, visit
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Booksellers and Other Vendors
Vendors will be set up in the Mezzanine Library during the following times:

Friday, 1-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



Information will be available at the registration desk.


Downtown Hotel Phone Numbers
Columbia Club, 317-767-1361
Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown, 

Sheraton City Centre, 317-635-2000
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, 317-955-9700

2013 Magna cum Murder Program  Schedule

The Magna schedule is available on our website. You can print it here if you want.

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