The Greatest Writers Conference on Earth - 2013 FWA Annual Conference
Step right up for “The Greatest Writers Conference on Earth," where members find their agents, meet their publishers, and get the scoop on the industry. Below is a thumbnail of what to expect. Check the Quick Links above for details and to register. Watch this page for updates and new information. Feel free to email us at ConferenceMarketing@FloridaWriters.net.
• The essentials
When: October 18-20, 2013
Where: Orlando Marriott
1501 International Parkway
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
Ask for special FWA Conference rates
Membership: FWA’s annual conference is a member benefit. If you are not an FWA member, we encourage you to join to reap the many benefits of membership. If you do not wish to join, there will be an additional $55 charge to attend the conference—the cost of one year’s dues. Space is limited, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
• Agents, publishers, & specialty faculty
Network with the pros. Download faculty information (see link, above). Agents include Marisa Corvisiero and Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency; Dawn Michelle Frederick, Red Sofa Literary; Chantelle Aimee Osman, A Twist of Karma Entertainment; Gordon Warnock, Forward Literary Agency; and Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency. Traditional publishers include Mark Wayne Adams, MWA; Eugene Orlando, Scriptor Publishing; and J. Ellen Smith, Champagne Book Group. Bestselling authors include award-winning crime fiction keynoter and 2013 Collections Person of Renown Michael Wiley and 2014 Collections Person of Renown Mary Burton, among others.
The faculty roster and workshop schedule are subject to change as we recruit additional agents and publishers. Check this page periodically for updates.
Find your tools for success. See the faculty information, link above, for the tentative workshop schedule. Topics cover how to structure your fiction, how to network and sell your book, tools you can use as a writer, screenwriting, writing for children, the do’s and don’ts of writing historical fiction, and much more. Extra Opportunity! Pitch Perfect workshop! Afternoon pre-conference pitch workshop Thursday, October 17.
Talk to decision makers and industry luminaries by booking an interview. Reminder: you need to register for the conference before booking for your interview.
Have your work critiqued by a professional before the conference and meet with your critiquer during the weekend. Download the critique form, above, for details.
Want to get your book purchases autographed? Download the Author Book Signing schedule form, above. The times authors will be signing are listed. Be sure to stop by their table!
Get the skinny on conference logistics, interviews, workshops, activities, the RPLA Banquet, and much more by downloading the FAQs, above.
FWA thanks Platinum Sponsors Peppertree Press, OnLineBinding.com, and Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, as well as Gold Sponsor Oxford Self Storage. Any author or company interested in sponsoring or advertising, please download the sponsor sheet, above.
2013 FWF Celebrity Workshop Presenter Person of Renown for FWA Collection #6
Taking the First Step
The sooner you register, the lower your fees. Back by popular demand, you’ll be able to pick up your materials Thursday evening; see FAQs for details.
• Youth Conference
On Saturday, October 19, we’re offering our first ever Youth Conference. For additional information and to register, download the Youth Conference registration form, link above.
• Photos from 2012
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• FWF Celebrity Workshop
Discover the secrets of how to write a blockbuster. Bestselling author Mary Burton will conduct an all-day workshop on “Writing Your Book…Step by Step,” October 17, the day before the FWA conference. Sponsored by the Florida Writers Foundation, which will use all proceeds will benefit programs for programs to promote literacy. See the link, above.
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