Wednesday, June 9, 2010

American Independent Writers' 31st Annual Writers Conference, June 12

Happening this weekend...our friends at American Independent Writers. Members of The Writer's Center will get the same rate as AIW members.

New Realities: The (R)evolution of Writing and Publishing
Saturday, June 12, 2010, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

The George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center
800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

AIW’s 31st Annual Writers’ Conference is less than a month away, and spots are filling fast! This year we’ve got people coming from as far away as Wisconsin and California, plus a huge showing from the Southeastern US including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other locations. Whether you’re right in DC near GWU’s Cafritz Center or a plane ride away, this year’s conference will be worth the trip.

We’ve got:

More than a dozen panels that span the gamut from technology for writers to digging up inside information for your next book or article to cringe-worthy grammar gaffes.

17 literary agents serving on roundtables and panels, meeting one-on-one with conference attendees, and even getting there at the crack of dawn for an Agent Breakfast with YOU (assuming that YOU are someone who signs up in time!).

45 speakers and presenters, including our plenary speaker, Writer’s Digest Books Editor Chuck Sambuchino, and our keynote speaker, North Carolina State University creative writing MFA professor Jill McCorkle.

Full continental breakfast, gourmet boxed lunch (the sandwiches and wraps are fantastic), and reception with complimentary h’ors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Lots of great networking opportunities throughout the day.

Regular registration is $340 for nonmembers and $275 for members.

If you’re not yet an AIW member, why not join when you sign up? Members get a HUGE discount on registration ($275 vs. $340), so if you join when you register you’re actually getting a full year of membership for just $35 more than if you attend the conference as a nonmember. It’s kind of a no-brainer if you ask us!

Additional details and online registration at

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