Conference registration deadline: Sept. 15th,
Prose and Poetry tracks are now closed to new registrations. Children's track is still open.
Critique submission is now closed for children's and prose tracks. For anyone who was interested in the prose track, you are welcome to register for the children's track if you wish since the lectures are applicable to prose writers and if desired, are also able to register for poetry critique (two poems, each no longer than one page).
Information for Children's track: The editors and agent on the children's track will conduct a first page session. At this session, attendees are invited to anonymously submit the first double-spaced page (4 copies needed) of a manuscript in progress, with only the title and genre listed on the top of the page. A conference volunteer will read the page aloud, and the publishing professionals will immediately give their feedback on the writing.[/b]
Women Who Write Second Annual Writers Conference will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012,[/u] at the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue in Madison,New Jersey.(close to train station-there's a direct train from NYC Penn Station) signing in starts at 9:00 AM. (actual Conference starts at 10:00) and is offered to both female and male attendees.The Conference will offer three simultaneous tracks: prose, poetry and writing for children. Prose writers
: Dr. Susan Osborne with The Writers House, who is an award winner, teacher and author of the critically acclaimed novel, Surviving the Wreck
, will offer a workshop to prose writers in the morning, “Love Thy Villains as Thy Self: Developing Believable Characters” and Dr. Rene Steinke, a Novelist and Editor whose novel Holy Skirts
was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award will offer a workshop in the afternoon, “She said what?--Creating a Distinctive Narrator’s Voice”. Poets
will hear a presentation, “Memory and Meaning” by Adele Kenny who is a poet and author of 23 books (poetry and nonfiction) in the morning and in the afternoon will hear “Literal, Figurative, and Everything In Between” by Jean LeBlanc, whose poetry has been published in numerous journals and collectionsChildren’s writers
will hear, “Revisions, Revisions: 5 Steps to Tearing Your Novel Apart, Putting It Back Together, and Emerging Victorious” being presented by Kendra Levin (Editor, Viking Children’s Books) and Becca Stumpf (Literary Agent, Prospect Agency) and in the afternoon will hear “Hooks and Openings: Grabbing an Editor's Attention from the Start" presented by Emma Ledbetter: (Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster).
In addition, all attendees will be able to hear, “Publishing a Book in 2012 and Beyond: The Three Main Publishing Paths” by Jenny Milchman: Novelist and teacher of writing and publishing for New York Writers Workshop and The Writers Circle.
Critiques will be offered during the day by: Kendra Levin, Becca Stumpf and Emma Ledbetter for children’s writers; Deborah Laveglia for poets in Adele Kenny’s Workshop and Adele will critique poems for all other workshop participants in Poetry track; Lois L. Winston for prose writers.
Conference registration forms can be accessed by contacting Pat Weissner, firstname.lastname@example.org
and click on events.
High School Students are also welcome to come to the Conference. The cost for attending the Conference is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.