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This event includes workshops for Aspiring, Active and Accomplished writers of fiction and nonfiction. Each topic offers an educational and inspirational experience in a stream of learning that progresses all week. This methodology allows you to participate and learn at a comfortable level and speed with peers of similar interests and disciplines. We always strive to update and improve the schedule based on the availability of the best educators, agents, editors, publishers, and best-selling authors.

Register Now!Before the conference, attendees will receive a coded password to access the final program and "Link to Event" page for the virtual meeting or webinar.

2021 Program/Schedule: Should the conference be presented Virtually, instead of as an In-Person multi-track event with workshops concurrently opposite each other, an 9-Day/Night program will be presented in a consecutive manner. Instead of being limited to attend only of 1/4 of the event, you will be able to attend virtually everything from beginning to end.
Day 01Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9


More New Topics • More Speakers • More Agents and Publishers!
Friday August 06, 2021

6:00
(PDT)

How to Use Zoom Technology for the Virtual Conference

A live, interactive tutorial to help you enjoy the conference to its fullest. Learn how to personalize Zoom for the event, and ask questions.


Nic Nelson

Virtual Events Manager

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7:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

And how you can thrive and benefit from this event.


Tony N Todaro
Executive Director

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7:30

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

 

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Saturday August 07, 2021

8:00 am
(PDT)

Writers Digital Coffee Klatch

A very popular event at our conferences is the opportunity to gather with a popular author / editor / educator for a round-table discussion + Q&A on the craft of writing. Even though we are meeting virtually, attendees can still participate in this popular event, updated into a coffee klatch. Just click up the link and have a leisurely coffee and networking discussion.

Moderator

 

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9:30

Saturday Orientation and update

Yes, the world can change in a day. So can topics and speakers. Join us for the latest info to help make your event experience the most informative, educational, and enjoyable.

Tony N Todaro &
Event Officials

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10:00 

How To Pitch an Agent or Publisher
 You've spent a year or more working on a great novel and now you feel it's ready to be shared with the world. Naturally, the first step is to pitch literary agents and find one who shares your passion for the work and is willing to sign you. While many authors submit countless query letters and emails -- without result, a few wise souls know that agents often look to conferences as a source for new talented writers. It is a unique window to have your work considered firsthand. But what do you say? How do you present yourself and your manuscript in order to have them ask for more?

This panel of agents, editors, and publishers du jour will discuss what they expect and answer your questions. This is an opportunity to hear what each agent needs in order to make a decision. Listen well, then rehearse before scheduling a pitch session with any or all of them later any day at the conference.

Speaker/Panel
Special Guests

Tony N Todaro(M)

 

 

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11:45

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

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1:00 pm

 Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

2:15

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel


Click to Link to Event

3:30

 

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

 

 

Click to Link to Event

4:45

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

Click to Link to Event

6:00

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

 

 

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7:15 - ?

Read and Critique Workshop - Fiction & Non-Fiction

Would you like feedback on your work additional to the quick pitch meeting? What is it like to work with a critique group of good, focused writers?

This is an opportunity for registered attendees to participate in a live, impromptu, editing of their work-in-progress. Fuel up on caffeine, drink and words, and join us for Renegade Late Night Read & Critique.  It is an amazing creative experience — not to be missed.

Have a few pages of your manuscript to read and share, and enjoy the feedback exchange!

Attendees (YOU)

R&C Leader(M)

 

 

 

 

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Sunday August 08, 2021

9:45

Orientation and update

Join us for the latest info to help make your event experience the most informative, educational, and enjoyable.

Tony N Todaro
& Event Officials

Click to Link to Event

10:00 

How To Pitch an Agent or Publisher
 You've spent a year or more working on a great novel and now you feel it's ready to be shared with the world. Naturally, the first step is to pitch literary agents and find one who shares your passion for the work and is willing to sign you. While many authors submit countless query letters and emails -- without result, a few wise souls know that agents often look to conferences as a source for new talented writers. It is a unique window to have your work considered firsthand. But what do you say? How do you present yourself and your manuscript in order to have them ask for more?

This panel of agents, editors, and publishers du jour will discuss what they expect and answer your questions. This is an opportunity to hear what each agent needs in order to make a decision. Listen well, then rehearse before scheduling a pitch session with any or all of them later any day at the conference.

Speaker/Panel

Tony N Todaro(M)

 

Click to Link to Event

11:45

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

1:00 pm

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

 

 

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2:15

Things I Wish a Pro Had Told Me When I First Started Writing

Becoming a writer and then a published author is a steep, steep learning curve. Even for those with prior experience and previously published books, the rapidly changing landscape of the industry means you can easily make mistakes; in your writing, pitching, marketing and certainly when it comes to finding and signing a deal with a publisher or entering the shark-infested waters of the self-publishing pool. The aim of this session is to keep you safe, strong and smart as you progress in your work and career. 

(We cover this topic regularly, each time with new authors and voices of professionals.)

Speaker/Panel


 

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3:30

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

Click to Link to Event

4:45

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

6:00

Read and Critique Workshop - Fiction & Non-Fiction

Would you like feedback on your work additional to the quick pitch meeting? What is it like to work with a critique group of good, focused writers?

This is an opportunity for registered attendees to participate in a live editing of their work-in-progress. Fuel up on caffeine, drink and words, and join us for Renegade Late Night Read & Critique.  It is an amazing creative experience — not to be missed.

Have a few pages of your manuscript to read and share, and enjoy the feedback exchange!

Attendees (YOU)

R&C Leader(M)

 

 

 

 

Click to Link to Event
Various days & Times 1 on-1 Pitch Meets with Agents, Scouts, Editors, and Publishers

Subject to
individual
availability

Meet editors, agents and/or publishers for a personal consultation to pitch, discuss and improve pre-submitted pages of your manuscript. Schedule an appointment at the Registration Desk. Some editors may take new submissions on site. A separate fee applies to ProCritque and Masters ProCritique consultations. Some agents do not read or edit material in advance. Consult the wcwriters.com website for details.

We recommend you attend the "How to Pitch" sessions in order to help identify the best professionals for your individual genre and work.

Reserve an appointment
by calling the
"1-on-1 Desk"
at 310.379.2650

Meetings are held via Zoom or phone
in confidence.

Monday August 09, 2021

5:00 pm
(PDT)

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

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6:15

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel


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7:30

Topic

Description

 

Documentary

 

 

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Tuesday August 10, 2021

5:00 pm
(PDT)

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

6:15

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

Click to Link to Event

7:30

Topic

Description

 

Documentary

 

 

Click to Link to Event
Wednesday August 11, 2021

5:00 pm
(PDT)

Topic

Description

 
Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

6:15

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

7:30

Topic

Description

 

Documentary

 

 

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Thursday August 12, 2021

5:00 pm
(PDT)

What Writers should consider in terms of When, and What for, to work with an Attorney

The

 

Jonathan Arnold, Esq.
Attorney

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6:15

From Your Keyboard to Publication to Money in the Bank

Description

Paul S. Levine
Literary Agent
Attorney

 

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7:30 pm
(PDT)

The Business of Writing for Film/TV/the Theater

Description

Ken Sherman
Literary Agent

 

 

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Friday August 13, 2021

5:00 pm
(PDT)

Topic

Description

 

Documentary

 

 

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6:15 

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

7:30

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

 

Click to Link to Event

  1 on-1 Pitch Meets with Agents, Scouts, Editors, and Publishers

Subject to individual
availability

Meet editors, agents and/or publishers for a personal consultation to pitch, discuss and improve pre-submitted pages of your manuscript. Schedule an appointment at the Registration Desk. Some editors may take new submissions on site. A separate fee applies to ProCritque and Masters ProCritique consultations. Some agents do not read or edit material in advance. Consult the wcwriters.com website for details.

We recommend you attend the "How to Pitch" sessions in order to help identify the best professionals for your individual genre and work.

Reserve an appointment
by calling the
"1-on-1 Desk"
at 310.379.2650

Meetings are held via Zoom or phone
in confidence.

Saturday August 14, 2021

8:00 am
(PDT)

 

Writers Digital Coffee Klatch

A very popular event at our conferences is the opportunity to gather with a veteran author / editor / educator for a round-table discussion + Q&A on the craft of writing. Even though we are meeting virtually, attendees can still participate in this popular event, updated into a coffee klatch. Just click up the link and have a leisurely coffee and networking discussion.

Leader


Click to Link to Event

10:00

 

Topic

Description

 


Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

11:15 am

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel


Click to Link to Event

12:30

Topic

Description

 


 

Click to Link to Event

1:45

Topic

Description

 

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

3:00

Topic

Description

Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

4:15

Topic

Description


Speaker/Panel

 

Click to Link to Event

5:00

Closing Remarks, Drawing for Prizes

 

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Your fellow writers at WC2 wish
you the greatest success
with all your literary endeavors!
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