Saturday, November 3, 2012

2013 Writing Conferences

2013 Writing Conferences

A couple weeks ago I posted a Writing Conference Checklist. Today I listed some upcoming writing conferences for through May 2013. Please feel free to leave a comment below about other conferences that are noteworthy and I can make another posting. These conferences include YA writers, no matter your level of experience.

San Diego State University Writers' Conference January 25-27
Whatever your level or skill and experience, the SDSU Writers' Conference will help you improve your writing and increase your publishing savvy. Meet top level editors, agents, and professional writers of fiction, nonfiction and screenwriting. One-on-one consultations with editors/agents.


14th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City
February 1st -3rd

CONFERENCE TUITION:
Includes all programming on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 - Speakers, panels, breakout sessions - as well as the Gala Party on Saturday Evening. 
 
 EARLY REGISTRATION:
(CLOSES JANUARY 4, 2013)
SCBWI Member Registration: $380                                                                           
Non-member Registration: $480                                                                               
REGULAR REGISTRATION:
(JANUARY 5 AND THEREAFTER)
SCBWI Member Registration:  $415
Non-Member Registration: $515                                                                          

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE (MEMBERS ONLY):
Open to full-time conference attendees only. Lunch not provided
 
Intensive 1: Writers' Round Table:  $225 
Intensive 2: Elements of the Novel: $225 SOLD OUT

Intensive 3: Just for Illustrators: Lessons Learned: $225                                                         

http://www.scbwi.org/


San Francisco Writers Conference
February 14th – 17th, 2013   -   Mark Hopkins Hotel, Mason & California, San Francisco!
 The main conference begins with a Thursday afternoon orientation and continues through Sunday. The SFWC features 100+ agents, authors, editors and publishing professionals. This means  that you will have non-stop opportunities for learning and networking at this ‘Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community’ for all writers. Extra in-depth classes and agent speed-dating available!    

Registration: $625 before Dec 31st, 2013, $695 after



RT Booklovers Convention May 1st- May 5th
At the upcoming convention, we are crafting dozens of writing panels and workshops. These will focus on craft in general, as well as the specifics of writing for popular genres such as paranormal romance, erotica, mystery and young adult. You can also take part in panels on self-publishing, the evolution of e-book publishing, marketing and social networking. This track is designed to help you at any stange in your career, and each workshop will be led by industry experts. 
Below is a list of YA breakout sessions:
A KISS IS NEVER JUST A KISS: ROMANCE IN MODERN YA

The rules for romance are ever-changing, but the appetite for love is never sated. Join these young adult romance masters to talk about kisses and all that fun stuff.

Moderator: Aprilynne Pike
Panelists: Josephine Angelini, Gayle Forman, Cynthia Hand, Tara Hudson, Stephanie Perkins

WEDNESDAY 1:15-2:15 pm


YA BUZZ FROM THOSE IN THE KNOW

Every year readers and writers ask: “what’s hot?” and “what are the trends in YA?” Join our panel of authors as they discuss their debut experience with their “buzz books."

Moderator: Mari Mancusi
Panelists: Gennifer Albin, Lenore Applehans, Leigh Bardugo, Kiera Cass, Tamara Ireland Stone

WEDNESDAY 3:45-4:45 pm


SURVIVAL TIPS: GETTING YOUR CHARACTERS OUT OF TOUGH SITUATIONS

The rules for navigating unfamiliar landscapes as a teen are different than for adults. Join our survival panel as they tackle everything from escapes to injuries, First Aid to zombie fighting, and oddities in between.

Moderator: David Macinnis Gill
Panelists: Kelley Armstrong, Kimberly Derting, Cole Gibsen, Carrie Ryan, J.A. Souders

THURSDAY 1:30-2:30 pm


STOP WASTING MY TIME: YA'S CHANGING LANDSCAPE (PART 1)

We had such a resounding demand for another marketing panel that we’re once again tackling the ever-shifting publishing landscape for YA authors. From e-books and anthologies to group tours and conventions, we'll discuss the pros and cons of some of these options, as well as the more traditional library and store signings.

Moderator: Kelley Armstrong
Panelists: Sarah Rees Brennan, Heather Brewer, Rachel Caine, Sophie Jordan

FRIDAY 10:00-11:00 am


STOP WASTING MY TIME: CONTINUING THE DISCUSSION (PART 2)

From e-books and anthologies to group tours and conventions, we'll discuss the pros and cons of some of these marketing options, as well as the more traditional library and store signings, this time with a different set of panelists to give you even more ideas.

Moderator: Melissa Marr
Panelists: Kami Garcia, David Macinnis Gill, Nancy Holder, Maureen Johnson, Veronica Roth

FRIDAY 11:15 am-12:15 pm


EXCUSE ME, THERE’S A ROMANCE IN MY FANTASY/SF/THRILLER

Not only does YA blur the lines between adult and teen readers, but it also refuses to stick to a single genre. This panel highlights steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers … all with romance in the mix as well. How do you balance genres within a single text?

Moderator: Melissa Marr
Panelists: Debra Driza, Maureen Johnson, Caitlin Kittredge, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth

FRIDAY 3:45-4:45 pm


LET’S GET SERIOUS: TACKLING ISSUES IN YA

The teen experience sometimes includes more hurdles than normal. How do you address difficult topics without turning your book into a lecture or an After School Special? These authors have navigated that challenge on topics ranging from eating disorders to death, sex and drugs. Join the experts to learn how it’s done.

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Panelists: Gayle Forman, Jackie Kessler, Stephanie Kuehnert, C.J. Omolulu, Sara Zarr

FRIDAY 5:00-6:00 pm





Backspace Writers Conference May (usually held the Th, Fri, Sat of Memorial Day weekend)
Two days of panel discussions, small-group workshops, query letter bootcamp, and one-on-one editorial critiques with ONLY literary agents on the program, including a brand-new workshop with literary agent Donald Maass!




1 comment:

  1. This is so helpful! I am looking to go to a conference this summer...any tips on upcoming conferences? thanks!

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