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The Writing Roller Coaster

March 25, 2017
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Annapolis
173 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Plummeting heart, twisting stomach, trembling hands… writing or roller coaster?

Join MWA at the Crowne Plaza Annapolis on March 25, 2017 for The Writing Roller Coaster! The 2017 conference brings international best-selling crime writer Jeffery Deaver and award winning fantasy writer Maria V. Snyder as keynotes. Double the keynotes double the fun and encouragement. As writers, we know how important encouragement is. On those rainy days when gravity drags us down, encouragement is all we have. And coffee.

In addition to the keynotes, the conference provides the opportunity to pitch to agents and editors, as well as and sit down with them and learn from them in our Book Doctor workshop. One-on-one opportunities will be offered on a first come basis.

Industry individuals taking pitches include:

  • Aimee Ashcraft
  • Jennifer Barnes
  • Bruce Bortz
  • Austin Camacho
  • Jessica Regel
  • Anna Sproul Latimer
  • Roseanne Wells
  • Maximilian Ximenez

Not ready to talk to an agent? We have more than twenty workshops for you to choose from! Have a query read in the query panel, or receive feedback on your first page from industry professionals.

Conference registration is $189.99 from January 1st to March 11th. After March 11th a $25 late fee is added.

Your conference registration includes:

  • Keynote Breakfast
  • Keynote Lunch
  • One pitch appointment (MWA members only)
  • Access to 20+ workshops
  • One on one appointment with an agent or editor
  • Query and first page panel (random drawing)
  • Book signing and cocktail party

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 Join us for this jam-packed one day event!