Thursday, February 18, 2010

Upcoming Conferences

Writing conferences are a great way to meet other writers, talk to agents and editors along with just having a great time with folks that have the same interest as yourself.   You can find a list of conferences and workshops listed by state at ShawGuides.

Here's a couple conferences I'll be attending this year. 

NETWO - This a a very nice day and half conference held in east Texas.  There will be several agents and an editor along with times for pitching to them.  Takes place April 23, 24th.

Pen to Press - It's probably too late to sign up for this year but make plans now for next year.  This is a week long intensive workshop in New Orleans.  For three days you work one on one with best selling writers on your manuscript then spend two days pitching it to agents and editors.

Fen-Con - A fantasy conference in Dallas Texas.  Sept. 17-19.   My link isn't working right now but I'm hoping it's just the site being updated.  I'll check again soon and make sure.

Writer's Police Academy - Sept. 24-26  If you write cop stuff, then you really need to check this out.

There's also the Bayou Writer's Group, one day workshop in Lake Charles Lousiana sometime in Nov. I don't have the info on it yet but soon as I get it, I'll be sure to let y'all know.

What about you? What conferences or workshops will you be attending or know of? Share if you don't mind.

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V.R. Leavitt said...

Nice list!

Here in Virginia we have the Virginia Festival of the Book, coming up in March. On Saturday is usually when they have their more writing/publishing oriented seminars and the best part is, most of it is FREE.

Cheryl said...

I heard of the Virginia Book Festival today.

There's also the Public Safety Writers Association Conference taking place in Vegas from June 17 - 20.

I am on the planning committee for WriteAngles, which is on October 23, 2010 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

Great topic Speck!