Washington Writers Conference

Hyattsville, Maryland, United States


Details
May 4 - May 5, 2018

Conference

TUITION / COST:$250 (early bird); $187.50 (student early bird)
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Holly Smith
EMAIL: editor@washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com
WEBSITE: http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/page/washington-writers-conference-2018

Be part of the DC area's premier writers conference! It's fun, collegial, informative, *and* guarantees you three one-on-one pitch sessions with literary agents!

There will be agents to hear your pitch and headline panelists to enlighten and entertain you during the Independent’s 6th Annual Washington Writers Conference! Our keynote speaker is legendary broadcaster Bob Schieffer; speakers include Alice McDermott, Peter Cozzens, John A. Farrell, Carlos Lozada, Caroline Kitchener, Sherry Harris, and too many more to name! And it takes place just minutes outside of Washington, DC, in College Park, MD (home of the University of Maryland).


Genres

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Location

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd. E
Hyattsville
Maryland, United States
20783-7998



Washington Writers Conference

There will be agents to hear your pitch and headline panelists to enlighten and entertain you during the Independent’s 6th Annual Washington Writers Conference (formerly Books Alive!) on May 4-5, 2018, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in College Park, MD.

We begin Friday evening, May 4th, with a meet-and-greet-and-eat reception (cash bar), followed by a “How to Pitch to Agents” panel to help you succeed during Saturday’s pitch sessions. Several past attendees have signed with agents and/or landed book deals after pitching at our conference! And one agent alone obtained five book contracts for his new clients!

On Saturday, May 5th, after plenaries focusing on craft, our luncheon keynoter will be Bob Schieffer, veteran broadcast journalist, former CBS News anchor and “Face the Nation” moderator, and author, most recently, of Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News. Preceding Bob, National Book Award-winning novelist Alice McDermott will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, a radio producer and creator of the WAMU Books events series.

Other Saturday panels include sessions on climate change (from a writer’s perspective), “Political Books in the Age of Trump,” and how to get published. As always, you can count on enjoying the fellowship and networking with other established and aspiring authors. The energy and enthusiasm are infectious!