Our conference will be virtual this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
$3250 for the program, which includes a full manuscript reading by two editors and a phone consultation follow-up.
THE WRITER’S HOTEL IS A SPECIAL HYBRID WRITERS CONFERENCE
The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long virtual conference. From our virtual pre-reading process through to our virtual writers conference, TWH takes writers and their writing to the next level. Via TWH, writers bring their work from desk to marketplace. It’s an extraordinary opportunity.
TWO PROGRAM COMPONENTS ARE INCLUDED
Our programming includes two components: the pre-conference TWH Team Reading, performed by TWH editors; and all virtual events October 14-20. TWH is a unique and comprehensive writing program. We are extremely selective. October conference faculty: Rick Moody, Jeffrey Ford, David Anthony Durham, Robyn Schneider, Michael Thomas, Ernesto Quiñonez, James Patrick Kelly, Elizabeth Hand, Francine Prose, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Sapphire, Elyssa East, Kevin Larimer, Jennie Dunham, Steven Salpeter and TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven. ::
PRE-CONFERENCE READING: Working with writers virtually pre-conference helps bring manuscripts into focus before the virtual conference in October, so that attendees can bring a polished, newly-considered manuscript to the conference to pitch to agents and/or editors. Each writer receives two sets of comments–two editors read each manuscript. We generate hundreds of comments, from line edits to developmental edits. We also offer a follow-up phone call with both TWH Editors to address any questions a writer may have about those comments. This virtual feature begins immediately upon acceptance. We created TWH so that writers can get more from a writers conference than ever before. Our price is extremely competitive; we feel that the pre-conference reading value alone may well be worth the price of admission. And writers attend the conference feeling an artistic momentum since they’ve been working hard on their manuscripts before they even begin the virtual conference program.
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE EVENTS OCTOBER 14-20: Major Workshops in fiction, craft and publishing lectures and Fiction Genre Labs; curated attendee readings, including advertising flyers (see posters); literary agent pitch sessions (in the past we’ve had Foundry, Rob Weisbach Creative Management, Curtis Brown, Ltd., Folio Lit and many more). We also host a Community Open Mic Night to foster community and celebrate diversity of voice within the program. All of these events are included in the programming. Our workshops and lectures are led by some of the industry’s best agents and writers. More information about our live-streaming events and 2020 virtual calendar is TBA.