This is happening this Saturday at The Writer's Center. To register for the event, go to American Independent Writers' Web site, or see the bottom of the post.
Session I: 9:15-10:00
Literary Agents Roundtable
Successful agents discuss trends and offer an insider’s perspective on both the nonfiction and fiction markets
Jason Allen Ashlock— agent and founder, Movable Type Literary Group
Shannon O’Neill—agent and director of domestic rights, Sagalyn Literary Agency
Session II: 10:10 – 11:00
Marketing Your Work
How-to lessons from leading publicists
Gene Taft--former NY publishing veteran (Viking/Penquin, Free Press), book/author PR
Wendy Coakley-Thompson--BookSquad co-host, Publishing Insider blogger, novelist
Bethanne Patrick—Founder of AOL Books Channel, The Book Maven, & The Book Studio on WETA
Session III: 11:10 — 12:00
Mysteries and Thrillers
Writing and publishing tips from well-published professionals
James Grady – author of Six Days of the Condor, Mad Dogs, and many other novels
Clyde Linsley—author of several historical mysteries, including Death of a Mill Girl
Charles Salzberg—author of Swann’s Last Song, as well as more than 20 other books
Luncheon, with Plenary Speaker : 12:15 – 1:30
Address by John Ross, Executive Editor of American Heritage Magazine, former senior editor of Smithsonian, and bestselling non-fiction author of War on the Run.
Session IV: 1:40 – 2:30
Writing for Movies and TV
Crafting and selling a screenplay
John Gilstrap—New York Times bestselling author, has adapted four novels for movies
Adam Meyer—screenwriter for shows on Fox, CBS, The Discovery Channel, and more
Khris Baxter—screenwriter with five optioned screenplays
Moderator: Beata Plonka—screenwriter and fiction author
Break: 2:30 – 2:50
Session V: 2:50 – 3:40
Connecting with a live audience
How to be a great live reader of your own work
Presenter: Buzz Mauro— Co-Director of Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, actor in Shakespeare Theater and Signature Theater productions, Helen Hayes Award nominee.
(Presentation will include demonstration with an audience volunteer.)
Session VI: 3:50 – 4:40.
Seasoned writers show to bring the past alive
Barbara Esstman—author of The Other Anna and Night Ride Home
C M Mayo—author of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire and Sky Over El Nido
Natalie Wexler—author of A More Obedient Wife: A Novel of the Early Supreme Court
Moderator: David Taylor—author of Soul of a People: The WPA Writer’s Project Uncovers Depression of America
4:45 – 6:15: Networking wine reception – meet, chat, and drink with other writers
First 50 attendees to register for conference may sign up for a ten-minute meeting with a literary agent.
Pricing – It’s a great deal!
--$99 for AIW or TWC members in advance
--$129 for AIW or TWC members at the door
--$129 for non-members in advance
--$149 for non-members at the door
For advance payment, please mail a check to:
American Independent Writers
Annual Writer’s Conference
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
To pay in advance by credit card, call Donald Graul at 703-660-9336.
Questions? Please email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.