2013 Tony Hillerman Writers Conference
Registration deadline: November 6, 2013
November 7–9, 2013 Santa Fe, NM
A hand-picked faculty of award-winning published authors, who are also accomplished teachers, headline the 2013 Tony Hillerman Writers Conference. David Morrell, Craig Johnson, Margaret Coel, Anne Hillerman, Kirk Ellis, James McGrath Morris, and Christine Barber are just some of the conference presenters. The “New Book and Author Breakfast” and “Writing with the Stars” flash critiques are attendee favorites. Established to honor author Tony Hillerman, the conference keeps Hillerman’s legacy alive and welcomes writers of all genres and abilities. Visit www.wordharvest.com. Enter discount code HC1310A for 10% off.

The Creativity Workshop
New York, Florence, Dubai, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, Singapore: “I produced as much poetry in the 5 day Crete Workshop as I did in a month in a conventional poetry workshop.”
—Sally Naylor, Poet, Chattanooga, TN
In The Creativity Workshop we use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. Read more about The Creativity Workshop.

Abigail Thomas and Bar Scott
an intimate and creative 5-day writing weekend

January 8 – 12, 2014 at Abby’s house in Woodstock, New York.
Our extra long-weekend together will include morning workshops with either Abigail Thomas or Bar Scott. Attendees will work closely with their teacher on writing they have submitted in advance of the workshop, as well as exercises done during our time together. Afternoons will include lectures and discussions for the whole group, time for writing and reflection, student and faculty readings, and one-on-one sessions for each student with their teacher. Students will enjoy close community with both teachers, as well as a small group of other writers who are lucky enough to join us. We hope you will be one of them.
Abigail’s class is intended for writers with workshop or publishing experience. Bar’s will focus writers who are new to workshops, or, for writers who want to go from writing for themselves to writing for others.
 Four-day intensive writing workshops
 Small class size – 8 students maximum in each of two classes
 One-on-one scheduled time for each student with their teacher
 Opportunities for students to read their work to the group
 Public reading and performances by Abby and Bar, as well as a public reading for students in Woodstock (optional, but encouraged)
 Hosted by Bar Scott, Brent Bruser, and Abigail Thomas at her home in Woodstock, New York.
 Excellent, privately catered meals enjoyed in a communal setting
 One evening out for dinner in the town of Woodstock. Students will order from the menu. This is meal is not included in the meal plan for the workshop.
 If you would like more information about this unique and intimate workshop, please contact us at info@twincompass.com.
 Winter Writing Workshop Schedule of Events
 Registration and fees for this Writing Workshop

San Francisco Writers Conference

Online Early Registration for the 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference is now available!
Join us Presidents’ Day Weekend. February 13-16, 2014 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
Four days of 55+ sessions with major presenters, agents and editors; a glorious opening gala; evening open mic and pitch sessions… plus 2 keynote luncheons and 2 breakfasts are included.
Earliest price (now until Sept. 1, 2013) is $575. CLICK HERE
Announcing the 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference Keynote and Featured Speakers

The 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference will be next February 13th – 16th, 2014 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, Mason & California, San Francisco

The SFWC starts on Thursday evening and runs through the entire Presidents’ Day weekend. Both new and returning attendees will appreciate the orientation session on Thursday (Feb. 13th) . As always, the main event is Friday through Sunday…but now there will be optional Pre-Event and Post-Event In-Depth writing sessions. Watch your newsletter for announcements. Not receiving the monthly SFWC Newsletter? It is FREE. Opt in now using the box on the right!

Who will be there? As presenters are confirmed, they will be posted to this website with links to their websites.

Event overview: The conference takes place on Presidents’ Day weekend, February 13th-16th, 2014. The main conference begins with a Thursday afternoon early check-in to receive your attendee bags and materials and an orientation session to help you get the most out of the conference. Then the SFWC continues–pretty much non-stop through Sunday! (There will also be In-Depth Writing Classes on Thursday, February 13th in the evening and all day Monday, February 17th taught by some of the presenters.) The SFWC features 100+ agents, authors, editors and publishing professionals at this world-class ‘Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community’ for all writers.

Attendees have access to more than fifty “how to” sessions, panels, and workshops. An Independent Editor consultation and Ask a Pro are included in the registration fee. Our famously popular Speed Dating for Agents is still only $50 to pitch to a room full of agents. And you will find there are plenty of one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work to well-known publishing professionals during the weekend. The Conference features large and small traditional publishing houses, but also gives attendees the latest e-publishing, social media, and self-publishing information.

Elegant keynote luncheons and networking breakfasts are included as is a gala on Friday night. A commemorative bag filled with writing goodies for all attendees? Of course!

Book signings and social gatherings with other writers add to the excitement of the event. No other writing conference offers so much social and one-on-one networking time with other writers and industry professionals. After-hours hosted open mics and pitch contests? You bet. Our attendees tell us this friendly yet professional atmosphere is what makes SFWC the conference they choose to attend.

From start to finish, the San Francisco Writers Conference is designed to help you become a better, more professional writer.