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August 12 – 14, 2016

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2016 conference: August 12-14, 2016

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  • Learn from Experts

    Connect with some of publishing's most respected and knowledgeable writers, agents and editors—including Jonathan Maberry, Hallie Ephron, Paula Munier, and more—all here to help you grow and succeed as a writer.

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  • Pitch Your Work

    Bypass the waiting game of sending out query after query and hoping you hear back. At the Pitch Slam, you’ll pitch your work one-on-one to agents and editors searching for new talent and great books.

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  • Grow Your Network

    Writers, meet your people! Establish real connections with your fellow writers—and industry insiders. From informal get-togethers to stimulating workshop discussions, community is built into every aspect of this event.

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  • Opening Keynote:
    Jonathan Maberry

    Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and Bram Stoker Award-winning horror and thriller author. He’ll share his insights into publishing and how dedication to the craft trumps every other factor when it comes to being a success!

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  • Central Keynote:
    Jacqueline Woodson

    Jacqueline Woodson is the National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. Woodson will discuss her journey as a writer, revealing her own process and inspiration. Reading from her diverse body of work, this rousing, interactive talk will motivate you to read, write and revise!

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  • Closing Keynote:
    Tim Johnston

    New York Times bestselling author Tim Johnston is known for his debut novel Descent and the story collection Irish Girl. He’ll share his secrets to the process of crafting novels and short stories that move and challenge readers, inspiring you to do the same.

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Write Better, Get Published. The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is the one event where you can get everything you need to advance creatively and professionally as a writer—no matter what stage of your career. And it’s all brought to you by Writer’s Digest, the experts at nurturing and developing new writers for more than 90 years.

Get authoritative, personalized advice to hone your skills and develop your voice. Customize your experience by mixing-and-matching sessions among these core tracks: Craft, Getting Published, The Business of Being an Author, Platform & Promotion and—NEW this year—Genre Studies.

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      45 East 45th Street
      New York City, NY 10017


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