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Join us in person
November 11-17, 2024

Weekly Online Sessions
with our Faculty

Fiction | Nonfiction | Memoir | Poetry | Screenwriting | Top Authors | Literary Agents

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 We offer free phone consultations to answer your questions and help you design your ideal program.

Master Classes:
November 11th-14th, 2024

Conference:
November 15th-17th, 2024

2024 MASTER CLASSES

 

Revision and Improvement

Nicholas Delbanco

Turning Life Into Art

Meg Wolitzer

Christina Baker Kline

Paula McLain

Unputdownable: Techniques for crafting a page-turner

Ruth Ware

The Art of Subtext

Joshua Mohr

Guiding a Poem to an Ending

Billy Collins

Advanced Narrative Design

Jean Kwok

How to Write a Great Short Story

Lauren Groff

Heidi Pitlor

Defining Your Author Brand

Lisa Sharkey

Writing for Series Comedy

Marta F. Kauffman

Amy Ferris

Achieving Successful Publication

Ryan Harbage

Pens Up, Fears Down!

Sadeqa Johnson

Lessons from Historical Fiction

Priya Parmar

Jane Green

The Writer’s Mind

John Searles

Giving Your Work “A Certain Shape”

Jess Walter

The Art of Suspense

Chris Pavone

The Writer’s Voice

Tom Perrotta

Structure & Point of View

Mary Beth Keane

Writing Poetry Differently

Marie Howe

The Art of Non-Fiction

Mark Kurlansky

Living As A Writer

Amanda Eyre Ward

SPONSORED BY:

ADVISORY BOARD

Adrienne Brodeur
Lyn Liao Butler
Patti Callahan Henry
Christina Baker Kline (chair)
Kevin Larimer
Paula McLain
Priya Parmar
Heidi Pitlor
Meg Wolitzer

Need help?

 We offer free phone consultations to answer your questions and help you design your ideal program.

Master Classes:
November 11th-14th, 2024

Conference:
November 15th-17th, 2024

MEET OUR FACULTY

“I’m a veteran, and this was an exceptionally well-organized, conceptually-rich, generous, fruitful and peaceful gathering. I’m amazed that, at least from my point of view, there were no visible glitches in any of the complicated logistics. It was genuine Aloha spirit that made the Kauai magic happen.”

 

“I’m a veteran, and this was an exceptionally well-organized, conceptually-rich, generous, fruitful and peaceful gathering. I’m amazed that, at least from my point of view, there were no visible glitches in any of the complicated logistics. It was genuine Aloha spirit that made the Kauai magic happen.”

 

Four days of close personal guidance in small groups with living masters of their genres. Choose from Fiction, Memoir, Screenwriting, Poetry and more.

“If there be such a thing as a spirit of place, this conference has and profits from it: beauty abounding, an open-hearted generosity, a glad dedication to the work of words. You will arrive and stay enthralled.”
— Nicholas Delbanco

One on one sessions with top literary agents who came to Kauai to get to know you and your work.

 

“As a literary agent, I’ve been to more than fifty of these conferences. Kauai Writers Conference is my absolute favorite. Usually I’m lucky if I find one author I want to represent. Last year I met seven here with real promise. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s in paradise. “
— Andy Ross

Four days of close personal guidance in small groups with living masters of their genres. Choose from Fiction, Memoir, Screenwriting, Poetry and more.

“If there be such a thing as a spirit of place, this conference has and profits from it: beauty abounding, an open-hearted generosity, a glad dedication to the work of words. You will arrive and stay enthralled.”
— Nicholas Delbanco

One on one sessions with top literary agents who came to Kauai to get to know you and your work.

 

“As a literary agent, I’ve been to more than fifty of these conferences. Kauai Writers Conference is my absolute favorite. Usually I’m lucky if I find one author I want to represent. Last year I met seven here with real promise. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s in paradise. “
— Andy Ross

The 2024 Conference will be held at the exquisite Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort

November, 2024 | Kalapaki Bay | Lihue, Kauai

The 2024 Conference will be held at the exquisite Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort

Kalapaki Bay

Lihue, Kauai

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