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How I met my agent

How I met my agent

Garth Stein's account of meeting his agent, Jeff Kleinman. Both will present at the Kauai Writers Conference. Jeff will also offer a master class on craft from the perspective of an agent. I started writing The Art of Racing in the Rain during the summer of 2006 and...

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Kauai’s big winter storm

Kauai’s big winter storm

As you've no doubt heard, this winter Kauai went through a huge storm. Some places had near-record rainfall, and some low lying areas were badly flooded. Hanalei was hit hard, and the road north from there to Haena was wiped out by mudslides. In the aftermath, there...

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Brooke Warner on Memoir, Hybrid Publishing, and Leveling the Playing Field

Brooke Warner on Memoir, Hybrid Publishing, and Leveling the Playing Field

When Kauai Writers Conference invited us to present, we celebrated and danced in our kitchen. Then we looked to see who else was presenting. One of the great pleasures of going to a conference is hanging out and networking with some of the most interesting people in publishing. We were overjoyed to see Brooke Warner’s name on that list. If you’ve been in publishing, especially independent publishing, for any length of time, you are aware of the force that is Brooke Warner.

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Our Mongolian Connection

Our Mongolian Connection

Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeff Falt traveled from Mongolia to attend the last Kauai Writers Conference. Their book, The Green Eyed Lama (GEL), became the best selling book on the history of Mongolia, selling over 80,000 copies in that country alone.

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Kristin Hannah at the 2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Kristin Hannah at the 2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Kristin Hannah will present once again at the Kauai Writers Conference in November. She will give a keynote address on the inside stories behind her recent works, The Nightingale and The Great Alone. She’ll also conduct a small group workshop on her unique approach to the craft of writing. And along with Christina Baker Kline and Alice Hoffman, she will lead a three-day master class on Turning Life into Art.

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A Writer’s Journey through the Publishing Process

A Writer’s Journey through the Publishing Process

I found myself on a plane headed to Kauai to begin writing the book that had been brewing in me for twenty years. I’d never been to Kauai and didn’t know a single person—but felt called there after a friend told me about this ancient island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, 5,000 miles from my home in New York City. And this is how a magical web of synchronicities led me to where I am today.

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Three Master Classes on the Business of Writing

Three Master Classes on the Business of Writing

The Kauai Writers Conference has two focuses: the craft of writing and the business of writing. Writing a good or even great book is one thing, and getting published successfully is another. We offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn the business of writing from some of the most knowledgeable people in the publishing world.

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