The Conference Confab (March)


Pamela KimLearn, Connect and Pitch with Industry Experts
By Pamela Kim


Writer’s Digest/BookExpo America Writer’s Conference

May 30-June 3, 2007

Be sure to pack your walking shoes for Book Expo America, which features over 2,000 exhibits, 500 authors and 60 conference sessions. Held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, this event combines the largest selection of English language titles with special industry and author events plus educational content to create a dynamic environment for networking, sourcing and relationship building. The day-long BEA Writer’s Digest Books Writer’s Conference on May 30 offers sessions on travel writing, young adult, query letter makeovers, pitching tips and more, along with opportunities to talk with agents and editors. The exhibition halls are open June 1-3. You’ll see Writers on the Rise own Christina Katz – author of Writer Mama – at the Writer’s Digest Books booth on Friday, June 1st. Stop by and say hello!

BookExpo America & the BEA Writers’s Digest Books Writer’s Conference.

Backspace Writer’s Conference
May 31-June 1, 2007

The Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan provides an intimate setting for meeting and learning from best-selling authors, top literary agents and editors. The two-day event features two tracks of working sessions on topics such as “ER for Writers,” “The New Media: What Works, What Doesn’t” and “Creating Memorable Characters.” Attendees can move between the two tracks, as they like. While formal pitch sessions are not available, agent panels abound and audience questions are encouraged. Multiple “Two Minutes, Two Pages” breakout sessions provide another opportunity to strut your stuff before agents. Backspace Writers Conference

Colgate Writers Conference
June 17-23, 2007

How are your 2007 writing goals coming along? If you’re craving more time to write, consider attending this weeklong workshop retreat at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Formerly known as the Chenango Valley Writers’ Conference, the event offers consultations, workshops, craft talks, panel discussions and readings for veteran and novice writers alike. To attend the workshops, you must submit a manuscript with your application. Your manuscript–a short story, sheaf of 4-6 poems, article or essay, or book chapter–will be the focus of the workshop sessions where you’ll benefit from analysis by senior instructors and guidance on taking your work to the next level. Or you can choose the Room and Board option, attending all the readings and craft talks while writing at your leisure.

Colgate Writers’ Conference





Writer mama Pamela Kim writes non-fiction articles about kids, single mommyhood and the joy of organizing the stuff of life. She leverages eighteen years of experience as a corporate communications consultant to connect readers with the information they need and want. When not traveling the conference circuit – each year finds Pam at writing, blogging and health conferences – she lives in Northern California with the fabulous Katie Kim who is six. Her home online is

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