The ninth annual DFW Writers Conference, sponsored by DFW Writers Workshop, has grown to be the premier writers conference in the southwest. The goal is to provide writers with excellent education, networking,and industry exposure at the best value.
This conference is a great opportunity for writers to network with professionals from the publishing industry and to learn more about both the craft and the business of writing.
DFWCon will have 12 visiting literary agents from around the country, eager to meet writers and hear pitches as well as over classes, panels and interactive workshops. As always, attendees will be entitled to a one-on-one pitch session with a literary agent or an editor from a publishing house.
This year Keynote speakers are Christopher Golden, Thomas Kunkel and Tara McKelvey (read below for more information).
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Location: Fort Worth Convention Center
Meals: On both Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a networking lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks thanks to the exceptional catering of Wolfgang Puck.
Parking: Free parking and public transportation
Please use code ARTHOUSE2016 for $35.00 off registration fee.
ABOUT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence.
Kunkel is the president of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He has served as president of American Journalism Review and as dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of Genius in Disguise, Enormous Prayers, Letters from the Editor and Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker.
McKelvey, a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, is a correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and the author of Monstering: Inside America’s Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War. She is now a White House reporter for the BBC.