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Welcome to the new online Kauai Writers Conference.

Starting November 14, 2021

 

For the past two years, the in-person event had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Our faculty have pitched in to create this unique virtual experience. While nothing can take the place of gathering by the beach on Kauai, we think you will love these sessions. They’ll be spread over time, one session each Sunday, so that you can participate in as many as you want, up to all of them.

All sessions will be recorded so you can watch at your convenience any that you miss. In addition to these live sessions, a library of over forty outstanding video sessions is included. Each is a gem, not to be missed.

Individual agent sessions and publishing consultations will be held remotely by zoom. See below for details.

The in-person Kauai Writers Conference has been rescheduled to November 7 to 13, 2022. Registration for this event will open approximately January 1.

REGISTRATION

For registrants for the postponed 2020 or 2021 event, no additional registration is needed. You will receive the zoom links each week by individual email. In addition, you will retain a credit toward the 2022 in-person event based on the details of your registration.

Current subscribers to KWC online can take this series at no increased cost. No additional registration is needed if you have an active subscription to KWC sessions for writers online.

For everyone not currently registered for KWC Online or for the postponed in-person events,
the series is available by monthly subscription of $79. Register here:

SCHEDULE

All events at 4:00pm PT, 7:00pm ET
Each session is approximately an hour and a half.

 

Joshua Mohr

Five Sense Psychology

November 14: Session 1

November 21: Session 2

November 28: Session 3

December 5: Session 4

December 12: Session 5

December 19: Session 6

During the holiday weekends there will be a break from our regular Sunday programming.

December 25: Christmas

January 2: New Years

Jamie Raab, Susanna Porter,
Sally Kim, Dana Newman

Moderated by Andy Ross

Breaking Into the Publishing World

January 9:
What are editors and publishers looking for?

January 16:
Workshop on query letters

Priya Parmar - Kauai Writers Conference faculty

January 23: Session 1

January 30: Session 2

February 6: Session 3

 

Ellen Sussman
Elizabeth Stark

Scene Making:
The Essence of Story Telling

February 13: Session 1

February 20: Session 2

 

Jeff Arch

A Workshop on Log Lines

What Is Your Book About?

February 27: Session 1

March 6: Session 2

March 13: Session 3

Dates for the sessions after Jeff Arch may vary from this schedule.

March 20: Session 1

March 27: Session 2

April 3: Session 3

Charles Johnson

The Way of the Writer

April 10: Session 1

April 17: Easter (no programming)

April 24: Session 2

Jeff Kleinman

The Art and Business of Getting Published

May 1: Session 1

May 8: Mothers day (no programming)

May 15: Session 2

Lisa Sharkey

Inside the World of Publishing

May 22: Session 1

May 29: Session 2

Elizabeth Rosner

Cutting and Polishing: Turning your good manuscript into a great book

June 5: Session 1

June 12: Session 2

Arielle Eckstut
David Henry Sterry

Putting Your Passion Into Print

June 26:
Putting Your Passion Into Print

July 3:
Pitchapalooza

Online sessions with the authors below will be scheduled at dates to be determined: 

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS WITH LITERARY AGENTS & PUBLISHERS.

Agent Pitch | Manuscript Critique | Publishing Consultations

For all conference registrants who have already signed up for pitch or manuscript critique sessions or publishing consultations, these will be conducted virtually via zoom. You will be notified individually by email as to how to schedule your sessions. Once all sessions are scheduled, we may open additional registrations.

 

Literary Agents:

Publishing:

Additionally included in your subscription:
Access all of the recorded sessions below through your members page.

Alka Joshi

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Conversations with three bookstore owners

Tracey Lange

Book Club: WE ARE THE BRENNANS

Ellen Bass

The Turn: A Swerve Into The Unknown

 

Priya Parmar

An Interactive Workshop on First Lines

 

Téa Obreht

Book Club: INLAND

 

Helen Simonson

Writing to Fit Your Life

 

Paula McLain

Book Club: WHEN THE STARS GO DARK

 

Andy Ross

Finding & Working with a Literary Agent

 

Ying Chang Compestine

Maximizing Your Income as a Writer

 

Jane Friedman

How the Pandemic Changed the Publishing World Forever

 

Jeff Kleinman

2-Day Workshop: Preparing Your Pages

 

Jeff Arch

Book Club: ATTACHMENTS

 

Elizabeth Rosner

Tell All The Truth, But Tell It Slant

 

Ellen Sussman & Elizabeth Stark

2-Day Workshop: Evoking Emotion on the Page

 

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Book Club: THE PLOT

 

Scott Turrow

Writing books that people want to read

 

Chip Cheek & Witney Scharer

Transition form Writer to Author

 

David Henry Sterry & Arielle Eckstut

Pitchapalooza

 

Luis Urrea

Book Club: THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS

 

John DeDakis

The Rise & Role of Journalism

 

 Jeff Arch &
Dale Launer

discuss Sleepless in Seattle

 

Dale Launer &
Jeff Arch

discuss My Cousin Vinny

 

Kristin Hannah

Book Club: THE FOUR WINDS

 

Joshua Mohr

Discusses his new book Model Citizen

 

Joshua Mohr

6-week Series: Build Your Protagonist

 

Amanda Eyre Ward

Book Club: THE JETSETTERS

 

Christina Baker Kline

Book Club: THE EXILES

 

Nicholas Delbanco

Charles Johnson

Interview

 

Adrienne Brodeur

Interview

 

Laura Lentz

StoryQuest Workshop

 

Lauren Groff

Book Club: FLORIDA

 

Meg Wolitzer

Interview

 

Richard Russo

Interview

Christina Baker Kline

Interview

 

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