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Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 24-26, 2014
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Register before March 15 for the opportunity to have five pages of your manuscript read and critiqued by an agent, editor, or publisher. For each faculty member receiving pitches, two lucky attendees will be selected for this personal attention! Be sure to register before the deadline.
Thanks to our Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Las Vegas Writers Conference
Also, another popular feature of the conference is our "First Read" panel where selected faculty members get an opportunity to hear the first pages of attendees works and provide immediate feedback on why they might continue or stop reading at that point.
Meals are included for both attendees and faculty. This provides a unique opportunity for attendees to talk to industry professionals in an informal setting for career guidance and networking.
Writers with completed works have the opportunity to pitch their projects to agents/publishers in a one-on-one setting.
Jo A. Wilkins, Pres., HWG
This year will mark the fifth conference I have attended. Each year I come away with so much useful information. The panel talks, the workshops and the speeches have taught me so much about writing, publishing and marketing. The atmosphere of the conference leaves me with a “high” about my craft and a positive attitude about the field of writing in general. I wouldn’t miss it for anything.
Darlien C. Breeze
Author of MINI TALES, Ghosts & Gamblers of Las Vegas
I credit my first attendance at this conference in 2005 as the catalyst for my fiction writing. I learned so much my book, "A Corpse in the Soup" not only snagged a publisher, but was named "Best Mystery Audio Book of 2007 by USA Book News."
Morgan St. James
This is my third Las Vegas Writers Conference and I’m excited to continue my learning/writing journey. The warmth, generosity and sharing among both the participants and the faculty is infectious and spontaneous, and, you’re just as likely to sit with an agent at lunch (or at the bar) as you are when you pitch your story to her/him in the face-to-face ten minute pitch sessions.
Having joined the Henderson Writers Group in 2010 and having attended these conferences is surely why I’ve improved my writing and published four short stories in 2011-2012, and signed a book contract for my upcoming novel, too. I can’t thank you enough Las Vegas Writers Conference and all the hands and minds that support and create it!
I attended the Las Vegas Writers Conference in 2006 and returned in 2009. The writing workshops were educational and helped my writing craftsmanship. Especially informative were James Rollins’ presentation on “Writing The International Blockbuster” and the screenwriting workshops. In addition, the various classes on the business of writing really opened my eyes. Peter Bowerman’s talk on freelance writing was particularly inspiring. I gained a lot from this conference. Time well spent!
Thanks to our keynote speaker for 2012,
Mary Wilson of the Supremes
Dream Girl: My Life as a Supreme, St. Martin's Press
Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together, Harper Collins