You cope all year with the creative isolation that's part of the writer's journey. Our annual conference is an opportunity for you to meet and exchange ideas with hundreds of other writers, to hone your craft, find expert advice, sell your work and get your creative juices flowing, and to pitch your ideas to literary agents, film managers, and editors. Inspiration is what it's all about.
Over 50 literary agents and editors, plus Hollywood film managers, agents and producers, will be on hand in 2012 to listen to your ideas. We'll be bringing back some of the most respected and reputable names in the industry, plus adding some new, influential guests. They're all looking for the next, breakthrough talent - so don't miss this rare opportunity for getting your work in print or on the big screen.
This year's workshops will be so good you will wish you had a clone before it's over. Choose from nearly 100 workshops conducted by seasoned pros in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, manuscript editing, publishing, pitching, entering writing contests, research and business. Whether you write self-help books, historic fiction, blockbuster Hollywood screenplays, mysteries, romance, magazine articles, sci-fi, plays, children's books, humor, or simply need help marketing yourself as a professional, you'll find helpful guidance and keen insights at the 2012 Willamette Writer's Conference.