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Register now for this ongoing series of presentations by leading authors, literary agents and publishing professionals.

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

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NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED EACH WEEK

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

 

Alison Fairbrother, editor of Riverhead Books

WORKING WITH AN EDITOR

May 19, 2024

May 19, 2024

And new sessions every Sunday with current and new members of our faculty.

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

David Katz

Q&A November 2024 Conference

Marie Howe

Poetry Workshop: Doeing it Differently

John Searles

CREATING CONFLICT THROUGH CHARACTER

Ryan Harbage

OUR APPROACH TO REPRESENTING AN AUTHOR

Andrea Somberg

working with an agent

Priya Parmar

Workshop

Lisa Leshne and Michelle Tessler

What literary agents look for

Laura Lentz & Nancy London

Writing ABOUT GRIEF

Chris Pavone

Journey to Publishing Success

Tom Perrotta & Heidi Pitlor

IN CONVERSATION

Jess Walter

RESEARCHING FICTION

Barbara Jones

our approach to agenting

Amanda Eyre Ward

pen to paper

Joshua Mohr

4 week masterclass:
The Art of Subtext

Jean Kwok

Character Creation

Lyn Liao Butler

What really happens after you sign with an agent

Priya Parmar

2-Day Master Class: EVOKING GENUINE EMOTION

John Grisham, Lee Child, Scott Turow

The Art of the Elegant Thriller

James Carroll

National Book Award winning author &
co-founder, Writers for Democratic Action

Sam Horn

How to make your pitch session pop

David Katz

Answering questions about the conference

Michelle Brower

Founding Partner Trellis Literary Management

Billy Collins

Two term Poet Laureate of the United States

Andy Ross

Getting non-fiction published.
How it’s different from fiction.

Zibby Owens

New Directions in Publishing

Alice Hoffman

New Release: The Invisible Hour

Stacey Glick

The unique perspective of literary agency
Distel, Goderich & Bourret

Lyn Liao Butler

CREATING EFFECTIVE PITCHES & QUERIES

click to view special presentation

Adrienne Brodeur & Mary Beth Keene

WRITING ABOUT FAMILY DYNAMICS

Mark Kurlansky

THE ART OF NONFICTION

Tracey Lange

NEW BOOK BY KWC ATTENDEE

Patsy Iwasaki

HĀMĀKUA HERO

Lyn Liao Butler

CREATING EFFECTIVE PITCHES & QUERIES

click to view special presentation

Leigh Haber

THE NEW PUBLISHING LANDSCAPE

Elizabeth Rosner

MAKING IT NEW:
Writing in Hybrid Forms

Cherise Fisher

INSIDE OUR LITERARY AGENCY’S DECISIONS

Linda Oatman-High

CHILDREN’S & YA

Sam Horn

TALKING ON EGGSHELLS

click to view special presentation

Heidi Pitlor

CHAT GPT & WRITERS:
Should You Worry?

Priya Parmar

FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH YOUR CHARACTERS

James Sturz

TRAVEL WRITING & CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE

Jane Green

RESEARCHING SISTER STARDUST

Nicholas & Elena Delbanco

WHY WRITING MATTERS

Ayesha Pande

THE BUSINESS OF WRITING

Joelle Delbourgo

AN AGENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Angie Kim

BREAKING INTO PUBLISHING LATER IN LIFE

Joshua Mohr

NARRATIVE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Adriana Trigiani

BRINGING HUMOR TO YOUR WRITING

Jean Kwok

DEVELOIPING YOUR WRITING PROCESS

Paula McLain
Patti Callahan Henry

LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS

Mary Kay Andrews

WRITING MODERN WOMEN’S FICTION

Linda Moore
Lyn Liao Butler

Two KWC Participants on publishing success

Barbara Linn Probst

BACKSTORY, FLASHBACKS & CHRONOLOGY

Priya Parmar

2-Day Workshop:
INTRODUCING CHARACTERS

Lynn Johnston
Wendy Sherman

WORKING WITH AN AGENT

Amanda Eyre Ward

New Book:
THE LIFEGUARDS

Alka Joshi

Trilogy:
THE HENNA ARTIST

Sam Horn

FAST PITCHING YOUR BOOK

Dan Pink

THE POWER OF REGRET

Ellen Sussman
Elizabeth Stark

SCENE MAKING

Dorie Clark

HOW TO BUILD A FOLLOWING

Mark Coker

SECRETS TO SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS

Chris Vogler

MYTHIC STRUCTURE FOR WRITERS

Alan Cohen

WRITING ABOUT PERSONAL GROWTH

Scott Turow

WRITING BOOKS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO READ

Luis Urrea

WRITING WITH JOY

Debra Engle

WRITING ABOUT SPIRIT

Stuart Coleman

Talks about publishing EDDIE WOULD GO

Richard Russo

THE EVOLUTION OF VOICE

Charles Johnson

2-Day Master Class:
THE WAY OF THE WRITER

Jane Friedman

THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER

Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry

PITCHAPALOOZA

Lisa Sharkey

INSIDE THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING

Elizabeth Rosner

CUTTING & POLISHING

Brooke Warner

PUBLISHING INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Kevin Larimer

PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVE

Jeff Kleinman

THE ART AND BUSINESS
OF GETTING PUBLISHED

Marta F Kauffman

Master Class:
WRITING COMEDY
FOR TV

Jocelyn Jones

A HOLLYWOOD SCRIPT DOCTOR REFLECTS ON HER CAREER

David Kirkpatrick

Master Class:
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DAIMON

Christina Baker Kline
Meg Wolitzer
Paula McLain

Master Class:
TURNING LIFE INTO ART

Jeff Arch

3-Day Master Class:
WHAT IS YOUR STORY ABOUT?

Ellen Sussman
Elizabeth Stark

2-Day Master Class:
SCENE MAKING

Priya Parmar

3-Day Master Class:
OPENINGS

2-Day Master Class:
BREAKING INTO THE PUBLISHING WORLD

Joshua Mohr

6-Day Master Class:
FIVE SENSE PSYCHOLOGY

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