• JULY 28-31, 2022

    NEW YORK CITY


The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference offers a balanced program covering the fundamentals of craft—delving into specific genres and techniques—along with the business of being a writer, from traditional and self-publishing paths, promotion and marketing strategies, and managing a sustainable career. We’re in the process of selecting speakers for what should be our best program yet so check back often, and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to receive session and speaker updates as they’re announced!
FEATURED EVENTS
Pre-Conference Workshop: ( MASTERING SUSPENSE, STRUCTURE AND PLOT: 13 TACTICS TO CREATE A PAGE-TURNER IN ANY GENRE - ) Jane K. Cleland
Pre-Conference Workshop: ( BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE WRITING CAREER: PRIORITIES, PLATFORMS, AND GETTING PAID - ) Jane Friedman
SESSIONS SCHEDULE

Jul 29

EST Build Your Platform Craft 1 Craft 2 Publishing Business Screenwriting
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Jennifer Wilkov Jane K. Cleland Katrina Kittle Laura Zats Sadie Dean Matthew Misetich Peter Malone Elliott
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Andrea DeWerd Carla Hoch David Corbett Heather Webb Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Exhibits

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jane Friedman Jane K. Cleland Tiffany Yates Martin Ran Walker Susan Kouguell
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Matty Dalrymple Sharon Short Carla Hoch Kimmery Martin Jacob Krueger
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Beverly Jenkins

Jul 30

EST Craft 1 Indie Publishing Inspiration Nonfiction Publishing Business
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. David Corbett Whitney Hill Mark Shatz Estelle Erasmus Michael La Ronn
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Sadeqa Johnson Josh Floyd Jeff Somers Don Vaughan Barbara Poelle
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Elizabeth Sims Michael La Ronn Ran Walker Whitney Hill Matty Dalrymple Kimmery Martin Gabriela Pereria Tiffany Yates Martin
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Mark Shatz Michael La Ronn Heather Webb Estelle Erasmus Laura Zats
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Katrina Kittle Matty Dalrymple Melissa Croce Robert Jones, Jr. Ryan Van Cleave Susan Shapiro
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Marlon James

Jul 31

EST Craft 1 Craft 2 Publishing Business Publishing Business 2 Writer's Reserve
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Tiffany D. Jackson
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Ryan Van Cleave Sharon Short Dana Newman Jane Friedman Gabriela Pereria
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sadeqa Johnson Elizabeth Sims Don Vaughan Ralph Walker E.J. Wenstrom Ran Walker

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