Hampton Roads Writers 11th Annual Writers' Conference Sept 19 - 21, 2019

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Sep 19 - Sep 21, 2019


TUITION / COST:Until Jun 7 - $200 HRW member, $235 non-member; Jun 8 - Sept 8 - $240 member, $275 non-member; Sept 9 on - $280 member & non-member; $150 Student (w/ proof of FULLTIME enrollment); 1-day Fri OR Sat - $150; Thurs only - $35; boot camp add-on $80
Partial and full scholarships are available but are need-based only and require documentation of need. Feel free to email HRW at HRWriters@cox.net for details.

PHONE: (757) 639-6146
EMAIL: hrwriters@cox.net
WEBSITE: http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2019conference.php

HRW's 11th Annual Writers' Conference, which takes place Sept. 19 - 21, 2019 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills, and pitch work to agents.

1 evening plus 2 full days of workshops, 2 best-selling keynoters, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 60 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, NO-FEE, cash-prize contests for short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry, FREE 90-minute networking social with food and drink, and evening 2-hr open mic session. Optional conference features include: 4-hour, pre-conference boot camp led by Frank Milligan for an additional $80.00.

Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, YA, song writing, screenwriting, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book signings, and many networking opportunities will be available.

Vendor tables available

Tuition includes continental breakfasts, buffet lunches, and all-day beverage service on Friday and Saturday; 90-minute networking social on Friday evening that features food, cash bar, and silent auction items; and an Open Mic following the social.

For an additional fee ($80), we're offering a 4-hour, pre-conference boot camp. September 19, 12 - 4 PM.

Contest submission deadline July 20; 9 cash prizes totaling over $2,000

1st ten lines for critique submission deadline Aug 17

AWP members (with proof of membership) may register at the HRW member rate

Registration form available here: http://hamptonroadswriters.org/2019registrationform.pdf


Featured Writers Include:

New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb and Irish Thriller author Laurence O'Bryan to deliver keynote addresses and lead several writing workshop, breakout sessions.

Other faculty includes:

Holly Day,

Michael Khandelwal,

Dr. Colin Sargent,

Annmarie Lockhart,

Diane Fine,

Jenna Jaxon,

Sky Zentz,

Allison Joseph,

Jon Tribble,

Dana Staves,

Sarah Hill,

Dr. John McCarthy,

Dr. Jennifer Malia,

Peter Porosky,

Allie Marie,

Caitie Flum, Literary Agent

Rebecca Scherer, Literary Agent

Steven Salpeter, Literary Agent

L. Diane Wolfe, Independent Publisher


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel
5655 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach
Virginia, United States

Hampton Roads Writers, Inc.

Hampton Roads Writers is an all-volunteer, 501c3, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based group of professional and aspiring writers, friends, and supporters of the arts who have joined together to promote the craft and passion of writing and the love of reading and literature in Virginia. We aim to encourage readers and writers of all ages and talents, as well as acknowledge and celebrate awareness of local and contemporary authors and their work. We serve as a resource to our community by creating and supporting literary events throughout the Hampton Roads area.