I’m very excited about my first year on the faculty at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Writers Conference. The 2011 conference is from Aug. 4-7 in Seattle. This is a very large conference that brings in a ton of agents and editors. If you live anywhere in the area, keep reading to learn more on how to build your author platform and even meet a literary agent.
(Check out this page if you’re looking for a list of writers conferences.)
The 2011 PNWA Writers Conference is from Aug 4-7, at the Bellevue Hyatt. They expect to have more than 500 people there. I know that pitches and critiques are part of the event. I myself may even be meeting with writers to do manuscript critique/editing services.
WHO WILL BE THERE IN 2011?
(When you’re ready to submit, check out these lists of numerous agent interviews: fantasy agents, science fiction agents, general fiction agents, horror agents, nonfiction agents, middle grade fiction agents, and young adult fiction agents.)
LAUREN E. ABRAMO, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
LORETTA BARRETT, Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.
FOLADE BELL, Serendipity Literary Agency
AMY BOGGS, Donald Maass Literary Agency
REGINA BROOKS, Serendipity, LLC
AMY BURKHARDT, Kimberly Cameron & Associates
MINJU CHANG, BookStop Literary Agency
GINGER CLARK, Curtis Brown, LTD
VICKIE MOTTER, Andrea Hurst Literary Agency
KEN SHERMAN, Ken Sherman & Associates
CHERRY WEINER, Cherry Weiner Literary Agency
Keynote: Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, and The Templar Legacy. He has 12 million books in print.
This year, there are more workshop choices than ever before, with the workshops divided into the following categories: Storytelling, Road to Publication, and Book Marketing & Publishing in the Digital Age. Note that the conference does not charge for any agent or editor appointments. Sign ups are at the conference.
I Will Speak At These Great Writing Events in 2012-2013:
- June 7-8: Clarksville Writers Conference (Clarksville, TN)
- June 22-24: Crested Butte Writers Conference (Crested Butte, CO)
- July 26-28: Midwest Writers Workshop (Muncie, IN)
- Aug. 2-8: Homeric Writers Retreat & Workshop (Isle of Ithaca, Greece)
- Sept. 13-14: Chicago Writers Conference (Chicago, IL)
- Feb. 14-17, 2013: San Francisco Writers Conference (San Francisco, CA)
- April 5-7. 2013: Writer’s Digest Conference East (New York, NY)
- April 19-20, 2013: Kentucky Writers Conference (Bowling Green, KY)
- May 17-19, 2013: PennWriters Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
- May 23-26, 2013: Writers Guild of Alberta Event (Edmonton, Canada)
- June 7-8, 2013: Carnegie Literary Center “Books-in-Progress Conference” (Lexington, KY)
- June 21-23, 2013: Agents & Editors Conference / Writers League of Texas (Austin, TX)
- July 25-28, 2013: Pacific Northwest Writers Conference (Seattle/Bellevue, WA)
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