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KAUAI WRITERS CONFERENCE, November 4-6, 2016 plus MASTER CLASSES October 31-November 3


Join us for a world-class conference and intensive master classes in Fiction, Memoir, Thriller Writing, or Screenwriting. Hone your writing craft and improve publication odds on the breathtaking, healing island of Kauai.

Presenting authors include: Christina Baker Kline (The Orphan Train, over a year on the New York Times Bestseller List), Priya Parmar (Vanessa and Her Sisters, a New York Times Book Review ‘Editor’s Choice’ selection, an Entertainment Weekly ‘Must List’ pick, a People Magazine Book of the Week and so on), Jonathan Mabery (NY Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner), Screenwriter Larry Barber(The X-Files, Cagney & Lacey and much more; Nicholas Delbanco (Numerous novels and nonfiction works, former chair of the National Book Awards), Jill Landis (26 bestselling novels), and other top authors to be announced soon.

Literary agents who will present and be available to offer critiques and take pitches include Stephanie Cabot(Gernert Company, John Grisham's agency), Susan Golumb(Jonathan Franzen's agent), Jeff Kleinman(Folio Literary, Garth Stein's agent), Laurie Fox(Wally Lamb's agent), and Andy Ross (Andy Ross Literary). There will also be self-publishing and Amazon experts on the panels as well.

This is the first year that we’re offering Master Class Workshops. These small groups (limited to 15 students per class) are your chance to immerse yourself in skill development in your genre with the guidance and expertise of world-class authors. The Master Class Workshops run from October 31, 2016 through November 3. You can select one of the following concentrations: Thriller Writing, Fiction Writing, or Screenplay Writing. We’re currently negotiating with a world-class memoir author to add a Memoir Master Class. Go to the website at www.kauaiwritersconference.com for more information.

Other highlights include an opening ceremony Hawaiian style, author readings, A Halloween party with thriller writer Jonathan Maberry, a luau beach party with entertainment and other events in the works.

The Kauai Writers Conference is dedicated to helping writers develop their skills while connecting to bestselling authors and top agents in a supportive, respectful environment. With only 150 attendees, the conference provides an intimate experience, direct access to faculty, and a strong community building emphasis. The schedule is chock-a-block with opportunities to receive essential feedback on your writing and to do hands-on skill building. You'll find humane opportunities to pitch literary agents and editors and to receive honest, helpful feedback from them. And of course, this all takes place in Hawaii on the most gorgeous island on the planet, where you'll receive abundant inspiration for your creative writing project.

The early-bird special expires at the end of November, and is $399 for the conference (a $150 savings) and includes breakfast and lunch all three days. Oceanfront rooms start at $99. The Master Classes are $649, and a package deal including both conference and Master Classes is only $998 during the early-bird period. Plus, there's an installment plan for a limited time starting with payments of only $83 a month. Don't hesitate to call 808-639-4638 or write to info@kauaiwritersconference.com with questions.


About Us
Website www.kauaiwritersconference.com
Year Established 2014
Program Description Join bestselling authors and agents in an intimate, oceanfront setting, with an emphasis on fiction, memoir, thrillers, and screenwriting. Includes in-depth sessions on craft, publishing, and the writing life, with opportunities for agent/editor feedback.
Upcoming Events
Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016
Venue: tba, Kapaa, HI

Nov 4 - 6, 2016
Venue: tba, Kapaa, HI

Number of Programs/Year 1
Program Length 3 day workshop; 4 day Master Class
Group Size or S:T Ratio Under 150 + 15 for Master Class
Program Focus Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Marketing, Publishing
Faculty Christina Baker Kline (The Orphan Train), Priya Parmar (Vanessa & Her Sister), Jonathan Mabery, Larry Barber; Nicholas Delbanco, Jill Landis, Terry Persun (Amazon), Elena Delbanco; Agents Susan Golumb, Jeff Kleinman, Stephanie Cabot, Andy Ross, Laurie Fox
Costs Conference: early bird $395 ($150 savings) includes breakfast, lunch, Hawaiian entertainment & social events. Master Classes $649. Package: $995 for both. Installment plan starts at $83 or $170 for package deal. Critiques/pitches $50.
U.S. Locations Kapaa, Hawaii
Months October, November
Sponsor's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/kauaiwritersconf
Contact Hiyaguha Cohen
Write-On Kauai
6206 Helena Lane
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
United States
Phone: 808-639-4517
David Rosenberg
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Updated: 11-18-2015

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