Saturday, November 7

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boston, Mass.

Ready to take your writing to the next level?

Join The Writer’s staff, readers, and special guest speakers for our inaugural writing conference this fall. Whether you’re looking to get a better grasp of the modern publishing industry, receive practical craft advice from our panel of experts, or network with fellow writers, you’ll find a wide variety of sessions for every genre and every writer. Attendees can also take advantage of our professional manuscript critique service and/or our exclusive Fiction Masterclass, which offers hands-on craft instruction in an intimate small-group setting.

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Registration Pricing

Earlybird Rates

Limited time only!


Exclusive Earlybird Bundle: Buy all three and save!

Conference registration plus Fiction Masterclass plus 10-page manuscript critique*
$360 $299

*Attendees must submit their manuscript critique by August 1 to be eligible for this special rate.

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About our Fiction Masterclass: “Your Character’s Character”

If you’re working on a story and it’s going nowhere, the problem may lie with your protagonist, and not with your plot. In this generative session, join author, editor, and The Writer columnist Yi Shun Lai for a deep dive into the dungeon of your character’s personalities, their motives, and their backstories – and learn how those can drive your plot in true page-turning fashion.

About our 10-page manuscript critique service

Submit a 10-page fiction or nonfiction manuscript to receive a written critique from one of our faculty members. We’ll include in-depth feedback on what’s working well in your draft and what perhaps needs some improvement. All participants will receive their critique onsite in their conference registration packet.

Note: If a critique is not submitted by the given deadline, we cannot guarantee your critique will be completed in time for the event.

Earlybird Registration Excludes Fiction Masterclass and 10-page manuscript critique $225 $199
Earlybird Registration + Critique* *Attendees must submit their manuscript for critique by August 1 to be eligible for this special rate $310 $279
Earlybird Registration + Fiction Masterclass $275 $225
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More Than Words Books

Located in Boston’s beautiful South End, More Than Words Books is a nonprofit organization and bookstore that serves as a job training and development program for system-involved youth.

The bookstore is accessible by public transit (Red Line to Broadway, Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center, Green Line to Arlington, Silver Line Bus to E. Berkeley and 9, 11, 43, and 47 buses) and has ample parking nearby.

About The Writer magazine

Founded in 1887 in Boston, The Writer is the oldest magazine dedicated to the craft of writing in the U.S. Our award-winning publication covers every aspect of the writing process, from initial inspiration to final publication.

Have questions? Get in touch!

For questions about our event, email [email protected] or call us at (617) 706-9110.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alexandra Piccirilli at [email protected] or (617) 279-0213.