Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Save the Date for the 2014 Annual MWG Conference

The Missouri Writers’ Guild Annual Conference will take place April 11-13, 2014, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel St Louis Downtown Convention Center. Registration information and a full speaker lineup will be announced in early November.

The Ramada Plaza Hotel St. Louis is located in the heart of St. Louis across from the America's Center  and has easy access to area attractions and dining. Rooms for conference attendees will be available for a reasonably priced group rate. In addition, a special $5 parking rate for the hotel’s parking garage is included in the hotel rate or $5 for attendees all day.

Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Digest Books will open the conference Saturday morning with his “Pitch Perfect” presentation that will help attendees with their pitches. He will spend 20-40 minutes talking about what a pitch is and what NOT to do when sitting down next to an agent. He'll also break down what needs to be in a pitch and what NOT to include. In addition, he will give the keynote address during the Show Me Awards Banquet on Saturday Night. Chuck edits the GUIDE TOLITERARY AGENTS and the CHILDREN'SWRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET. His Guideto Literary Agents Blog is one of the largest blogs in publishing.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Fifty Shades of Writing” and will feature an early arrival session Friday afternoon, a slush panel session Friday night and a great lineup of agents, publishers, and editors for pitch sessions on Saturday, innovative workshops throughout the day on Saturday, and some excellent, intensive master classes on Sunday.

A full speaker list will be released at www.missouriwritersguild.org on November 1. Subscribe to the MWG Conference Notes Blog to receive details as they are released.

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