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Conference Spotlight: San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

The Writing for Change Conference is devoted to bringing together agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals to enable nonfiction writers to learn about writing, publishing, marketing, and technology.

Will your book be one that changes the world? Are you writing about business, politics, technology,
spirituality, personal development, health, social issues, the environment, culture, the law or international relations? More than ever, we need writers to help us understand the challenges and opportunities ahead of us and inspire and empower us to do what we can to help bring about change.

The 2010 Writing for Change Conference is devoted to bringing together agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals to enable nonfiction writers to learn about writing, publishing, marketing, and technology.

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DETAILS

It's a two-day conference, Nov. 13–14, 2010, at the Hilton hotel (Financial District), 750 Kearny St., San Francisco (There's also a bonus networking event with the presenters/faculty on Friday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. Register to save your place.)

WHO WILL BE THERE?

The following literary agents will be taking pitches and talking with writers in person:

  • Gordon Warnock (Andrea Hurst Literary)
  • Rita Rosenkranz (Rita Rosenkranz Literary)
  • Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada (Larsen/Pomada Literary Agents)
  • Andy Ross (Andy Ross Literary)
  • Verna Dreisbach (Dreisbach Literary)
  • Elizabeth Evans (Jean V. Naggar Literary)
  • Sorche Elizabeth Fairbank (Fairbank Literary)

Here are the keynote speakers: John Robbins is the author of the international bestseller Diet For A New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth. Dan Millman is the author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted to film in 2006 and now a graphic novel), and 15 other books published in 29 languages.

OTHER NOTABLE DETAILS

There is a full faculty for the conference and you can see everyone here. There will be more than 30 breakout sessions on writing, publishing, marketing, and technology. Attendees will be able to pitch agents and editors.

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Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

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Your Story #120

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5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

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Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

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Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.

How Can I Help You?

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Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is a high-end retail salesperson.

Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction

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Award-winning author Phong Nguyen discusses his lifelong dream of writing his new historical fiction novel, Bronze Drum.

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

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What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.