Events

Audio Publishers Association Conference
Audio Publishers Association Conference

May 27, 2015

ABOUT:'Each year, the Audio Publishers Association holds the annual Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC). APAC is the premier event in the audiobook industry designed to address industry trends, meet the varying needs of audiobook industry professionals, and provide networking opportunities for industry leaders and newcomers.'LOCATION: Javits Convention Center during BEA, New York, …   read more

ThrillerFest
ThrillerFest

July 7-11, 2015

ABOUT:Put on by International Thriler Writers, this five-day celebration of thriller novels encompasses all aspects of the thriller publishing experience. The schedule includes signing times that allow for interaction with fans, in addition to the informative discussions about trends and issues in the thriller publishing world. Thrillerfest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, …   read more

Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Pacific Northwest Writers Conference

July 16-19, 2015

ABOUT: The Pacific Northwest Writers Association puts on this annual summer conference to give writers a networking and craft-honing opportunity. The conference is for writers of all levels and is led by industry experts, who conduct sessions to address important aspects of the publishing industry. The program also includes the chance to pitch your manuscript or project to attending agents or …   read more

Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference

July 22-25, 2015

ABOUT:The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. This year, the 35th annual conference will take place in New York City. LOCATION: New York Marriott Marquis, New York CityWEBSITE: https://www.rwa.org/conference   …   read more

Midwest Writers Workshop
Midwest Writers Workshop

July 22-25, 2015

ABOUT:This workshop program is designed to give authors the professional guidance they need to succeed in today's publishing world. From the website:'We have 35+ different instructional sessions during our three-day program on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing. Thursday focuses on genre-specific intensive sessions. Friday and Saturday ar …   read more

Writer's Digest Conference
Writer's Digest Conference

July 31-August 2, 2015

ABOUT:The Writer's Digest Annual Conference gives attending authors the chance to pitch their work, learn from experts, and network with other writers and publishing professionals. From the website:Take control of your writing career, hone your craft and fuel your creative fire at Writer's Digest Annual Conference, brought to you by the editors of the industry's most trusted source for writing adv …   read more

When Words Collide
When Words Collide

August 14-16, 2015

ABOUT: This festival aims to bring together the literary community, with authors and readers meeting in Calgary, Alberta. Writers from every genre are welcome to join the festival and share tips and information. A panel of speakers will discuss literature, publishing, cover art, pitch sessions, and writing. Readers can attend autograph sessions to get signed copies of the 50+ attending author …   read more

National Book Festival
National Book Festival

September 5, 2015

ABOUT: The National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. From the website: The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book …   read more

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

September 17-20, 2015

ABOUT: The American Christian Fiction Writers have hosted this annual national conference since 2002, 'the premier event among Christian fiction writers and other industry professionals for the quality classes and networking opportunities provided there.' The conference has a wide selection of offerings, including a keynote speaker, workshop electives, Spotlight On sessions with publishing ho …   read more

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week

September 27-October 3, 2015

ABOUT: Banned Books Week is the 'national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read.' Launched in 1982, the week is used by booksellers, librarians, authors and readers to draw attention to the problems of censorship. According to the ALA, hundreds of books are challenged or removed from libraries every year. Participants in Banned Books Week celebrate the freedom to read by …   read more