April 7 — Mystery on the Shelf, San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Ave., downtown San Diego. This free event is designed to appeal to both writers and readers of mysteries and crime-related fiction. Two keynote speakers and three panels will be featured. Go to: sistersincrimesd.org.
April 19-21 — Las Vegas Writers’ Conference, Tuscany Hotel, Las Vegas. In addition to lectures and panels of writing professionals, this conference features a one-day workshop with Jane Friedman, designed to inspire and educate you on how to build a career in writing. For details, go to hendersonwritersgroup.com.
April 21-22 — 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC campus, Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment, and artists creating their work on-site. For details, go to: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.