R.L. Stine will be our keynote speaker for 2013
The 10th Anniversary SFWC will start on Thursday evening and run through the entire President’s Day weekend. Both new and returning attendees will appreciate the welcome session on Thursday evening (Feb. 14th) at no additional cost. As always, the main event is Friday through Sunday…but now there will be optional Pre-Event and Post-Event In-Depth writing sessions which will be announced later this year. Watch your Newsletter for announcements.Who else will be there? Click for a complete list of our presenters with links to their websites: 2013 SFWC Speakers List
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Event overview: The conference takes place on Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14th-17th, 2013. The main conference begins with a Thursday evening orientation and continues through Sunday. (There will also be SFWC In-Depth Writing Classes on Monday, Feb. 18th taught by some of the SFWC presenters.) The SFWC features 100+ agents, authors, editors and book industry professionals. What that means is non-stop opportunities for learning and networking at this ‘Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community’ for all writers.
Attendees have access to more than fifty “how to” sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Speed Dating for Agents and Ask a Pro are unique one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work directly to well-known publishing professionals. SFWC features major 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. A commemorative bag filled with writing goodies for all attendees? Of course!
Celebrity 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 for no extra cost. 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.
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Top Ten Reasons for Writers to Attend the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference
- Launch your writing career…or take it to a more professional level…with direction from bestselling authors and publishing experts.
- Choose from a full schedule (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) of workshops, panels and sessions that fit your personal writing needs. This year, on Thursday evening you can go to an orientation that will help you get the most of the conference at no extra charge, too!
- Ask a Pro session lets you ask questions and pitch books to New York and California editors…and it is included in your registration fee!
- Go Speed Dating for Agents – Pitch your book ideas one-on-one to New York and California agents ($50 option for registered attendees)
- Receive free feedback on your work from freelance book editors.
- Kick back in our Cafe Ferlinghetti with fellow writers from all over the country…and a few foreign countries, too.
- Talk with our exhibitors and find out what’s new for writers.
- Browse our onsite bookstore (produced by BookShop West Portal) and you can get the books you purchase autographed by the presenters.
- Jump into pitch contests, ‘Open Mic’ readings and socialize at our Gala Welcome party (it was sponsored by Writer’s Digest). This is just a sampling of SFWC’s over-the-top networking opportunities during the event.
- Stay awhile longer with our in-depth Post Conference classes on Monday, Feb. 18th.
Check out Carla King’s PBS Mediashift article on the 2012 Conference