Writers Bloc

The Writers Bloc is a semi-annual program offered by the DFW Writers Workshop. Our meetings combine a one-hour class on the craft or business of writing taught by a top-notch professional followed by a networking social-hour.

We believe in supporting every writer at every stage of their career and fostering connections within and between our local writing communities. Best of all, we are free and open to the public. Join us!

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How To Pitch Like a Professional, with Candace Havens

Date: September 30th, 2023

Time: 11am - 1 p.m. CST

Location: South Irving Library

We are pleased to announce our next Writers Bloc event for September 30th! Our speaker is the illustrious Candace Havens, a best selling author with over 35 books published! The topic will be "How to Pitch Like a Professional" a topic on which Candace knows well!

Class Description: "Let’s be honest, pitching agents and editors is scary. But Candace Havens is here to help. She’ll help you devise a pitch that will garner interest and can be used for queries as well. You’ll learn how to narrow down your high concept pitch and deliver it in a way that will make you look like the consummate professional you are."

All writers of all experience levels are welcome to the Writers Bloc and we look forward to seeing everyone at this free event, Saturday September 30th at 11 AM at the South Irving Library! Afterwards, we will adjourn to Joe's Coffee Shop for pie!

You will notice this is just one week before the DFW Writers Conference so you can get all the info you need to polish up your perfect pitch to the agents at the conference!

For more about DFWCon: DFWCon Information 


Candace Havens' Bio: Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 35 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion (won), Write Touch Reader Awards (won) and National Reader’s Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. A recovering editor for a publishing house, she’s edited hundreds of books, many of them best sellers. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. Candace runs a free online writing workshop for writers and teaches comprehensive writing classes. You can hear her every Friday on Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS, and she is a former President of the Television Critics Association.

(this event is not sponsored by the Irving Public Library)

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