I’m gearing up for this year’s San Francisco Writers Conference Feb. 13th-17th at the Mark Hopkins Hotel—and getting psyched! It’s the only writers conference I attend each year (besides BEA). It’s classy and conscientious. SFWC includes esoteric stuff like poetry jams and panels on using writing to make the world a better place—along with great practical panels and big name presenters. I love that about it!
Here’s a PDF of the official conference flier: 2014 SFWC Flyer
The conference provides insight and guidance for traditional, self-published, and aspiring writers.
Thursday, Feb. 13
9am to noon
Pre-conference workshop for $99
“3 STEPS TO A WINNING BOOK PROPOSAL” with Mike Larsen
Attend if: You want to find a traditional publisher for your nonfiction book (whether original or self-published), or you want to craft a roadmap/business plan for your self-published work.
2:00 – 2:45 p.m
Moderator for: “PICKING THE BEST PUBLISHING OPTIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR BOOK”
Other panelists: Mark Coker, Lee Foster, Brian Felsen, Randy Kuckuck
Attend if: You would like an overview of the many ways to publish your book, from industry pioneers!
“TO SELF (PUBLISH) OR NOT TO SELF: HOW TO DECIDE ” (my baby!)
Attend if: You feel torn and confused about whether to self-publish your book, or try to find an agent and publish traditionally.
Friday, February 14th
2:00 – 5:51 p.m.
“SPEED DATING WITH AGENTS: A PITCH AND LEARN SESSION”
Saturday, February 15th
“3 STEPS TO A WINNING PROPOSAL: WHAT EVERY AUTHOR NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SELLING OR PUBLISHING A NONFICTION BOOK” (A condensed version of Thursday’s class) Michael Larsen, Jody Rein