Conference Confab (November/December)

Pamela Kim By Pamela Kim

We end the 2007 conference season with a sneak peek at what’s ahead for 2008. It’s a great time to make plans to attend a conference or two and take your writing career farther!

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) 9th annual winter conference: February 9-10, 2008 in New York, NY

Excellent networking opportunity for those already established in the children’s industry and for those just starting to enter the fantastic (yet demanding) world of children’s book writing and illustrating.

San Francisco Writers Conference
February 15-17, 2008 in San Francisco, CA
Over forty “how to” sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Plus Speed Dating for Agents and Speed Dating for Editors give you a one-on-one opportunity to pitch your work directly to publishing professionals.

22nd Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference
February 15-18, 2008 in San Diego, CA

This intimate setting attended by bestselling authors, literary agents, publishers and editors provides the ideal forum for veteran and emerging writers who want comprehensive feedback on their work.

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Writers Conference
April 12-13, 2008 in New York, NY

Come to New York for great seminars and individual opportunities to work with editors, established writers, and other experts who can help you sharpen your writing, marketing and technological skills.

BookExpo America
May 29 – June 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

This event brings together the largest selection of English language titles with industry and author events, creating a dynamic environment for network, sourcing and relationship-building.

Willamette Writers Conference
August 1-3, 2008 in Portland, OR

One of the biggest writers conferences, Willamette Writers is the place to meet and exchange ideas with hundreds of other writers, learn from the experts, sell your work and get your creative juices flowing.

Maui Writers Conference
August 31 – September 3, 2008 on Maui, HI

Labor Day weekend in Hawaii finds best-selling authors, award-winning journalists, top editors, agents, publishers as well as the best in screenwriting and film at the Maui Writers Conference.

And there are many, many more! Bookmark Shaw Guides Writers Conferences & Workshops to get up-to-the minute details about these events, as well as the many others offered across the country. Happy conferencing!

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 www.studiopk.wordpress.com.

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