The Writers' League of Texas
2017 Agents & Editors Conference
"Almost every week, someone tells me about their experience at one of our past Agents & Editors Conferences: about the agent they pitched, the writers they met, the knowledge they gained, or simply the confidence they found."
Michael Noll, Program Director, Writers' League of Texas
Now in its 24th year, the Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is one of the nation's premier conferences for writers, an invaluable opportunity for attendees to discover new tools to strengthen their writing (craft), gain insight and perspective on the ever-changing publishing landscape while connecting with some of the industry's top players (business), and meet and network with fellow writers (community).
The Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is for writers at every stage of their career. Beginners can learn about the sometimes mystifying publishing industry and prepare themselves for the journey ahead. Those with completed manuscripts can pitch to industry professionals and gain knowledge about self-promotion and marketing. Published writers can deepen their understanding of market trends and network with other rising stars in the world of writing.
What's more, the weekend's worth of programming -- complete with panels, presentations, cocktail receptions, meals, and more -- takes place just steps away from the shore of beautiful Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas -- a city like no other.
Where else can a writer network with industry professionals, learn about publishing tips and trends, and improve one's craft, all within walking distance of a world-class arts and music district and the largest urban bat colony in North America (there are about 1.5 million bats during peak season)?
And did we mention the food (BBQ, breakfast tacos, migas)? The live music? The beautiful lake?
Not only can the Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference boast more than 20 years' worth of success stories, it also has the advantage of being set in one of the most beautiful, artistic, and fun-loving locations in the world. If you haven't been to Austin yet, this is the perfect excuse for a long overdue visit.
Hope to see you in Austin in June!
If you haven't been to our conference before, check out the 2016 program here and please do call us if you have any questions, 512-499-8914.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.