DFW Writers’ Workshop 2013 Conference
May 4-5 in Hurst, Texas
Editors, agents, and best-selling authors draw hundreds of attendees.
The Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop will host its sixth annual DFW Writers’ Conference on May 4-5 at the Hurst Convention Center. Over 18 agents and editors will be in attendance and a free pitch session is included in the price of admission. (Extra pitches are available for a low fee.)
This year, the conference will feature three prominent authors as its keynote speakers:
- Deborah Crombie – New York Times bestselling author of the Duncan Kinkaid/Gemma James mystery series, including her recently released, NO MARK UPON HER.
- Mike Capuzzo – Pulitzer Prize nominee and New York Times bestselling nonfiction author of THE MURDER ROOM and CLOSE TO SHORE.
- David Corbett – Author of contemporary fiction and the non-fiction writing book, THE ART OF CHARACTER.
In addition to more than 50 informative classes and workshops on the craft and business of writing, the conference will once again host panels such as the “Query Letter Gong Show,” which features agents who decide to request queries or give them a loud gong.
“Our conference theme this year is ‘No Word Wasted,’” says Katy Roberts, Director of the 2013 DFWWW conference. “Our group gives feedback for your best possible writing … to make every word count. We hope writers will take advantage of the resources and networking opportunities at our conference!”
Early bird discount registration for the conference ends February 4th.
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Jodi Thomas, has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the 2010 DFW Writers' Conference. A native Texan, she is the award-winning author of several novels. We look forward to her presentation.
Eight literary agents have also agreed to attend the event, including Anne Hawkins and Gina Panettieri who missed this year's conference due to illness. Joining them are Joshua Bilmes, Laurie McLean, Lucienne Diver, Melissa Shultz, Paul S. Levine, and Victoria Horn. More agents may be added later, but the number of pitch sessions will be limited, so early registration is recommended.
The 2010 conference is looking to bring you more value for your registration dollars. We already offer free parking ($7 - $10 at other conferences), include the keynote luncheon (a $35 extra cost elsewhere), and the agent appointments (as high as $50 at other conferences). As an added benefit in 2010, on-line classes, such as "How to Get the Most from Your Agent Appointment" will be offered - you guessed it, for free (a $50 to $100 extra fee elsewhere). Join us for the best conference value in the Southwest.
The conference will be held April 10-11, 2010 at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Early registration starts soon. See the information box in the right hand column on this site, or get more details at www.DFWWritersConference.org.