Here’s an opportunity to pitch your book directly to vaunted agents in search of new voices! Prepare. Pitch. Publish.

Connect with literary agents who are actively searching for the next big thing across all genres including fiction, nonfiction, children’s, young adult and more. You will have a chance to meet agents one-on-one and capture their attention with the basic concept of your book.

We’ve assembled a dynamic roster of top-tier agents to participate in our new Agent Fest. We have two days of valuable sessions on how to write a query letter and a synopsis, what agents are looking for, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the sessions will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.


If one of your goals for 2019 is to improve your writing, mark your calendar with these dates to start working on it.

Three days to grow as writer and find your people. We are bringing together top-notch authors and an industry professional to share their expertise with you.

Thursday afternoon through Friday are sessions on craft: fiction, mystery, YA, nonfiction & more! Then on Saturday, you can choose your all-day manuscript-makeover session according to your own interests, whether you want to hone your writing or learn more about career development.

Saturday All-Day Sessions: Author Platform and Career Development Bootcamp with Jane Friedman OR Five Manuscript Makeover Sessions


Available Courses: Which course is calling your name?

Taxes for Writers: for writers who are earning money from their writing or have expenses related to writing and wonder what they can deduct on their tax return. Taught by author and CPA Carol Topp. ~ Cost: $65 {Available Feb. 15-April 15}

Word Play: offers writing exercises that explore diction and figurative language choices, helping you develop voice in your stories, essays, and poems. Join any time ~ Cost: $50

The Building Blocks of a Great Novel: a 6-unit course taught by Dianne Drake (includes manuscript evaluation!) for beginning writers to help you discover all the key elements that will make your novel great. Cost ~ $149