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Virtual Literary Conference 2022

January 21 @ EST 2:30 pm - January 24 @ EST 5:15 pm

Free – $225

Taking Care in Writing, Publishing, & Building Community 

Join 65 authors, poets, and publishing industry experts in engaging with and making literary art–transformational experiences that can offer solace, release, self-knowledge, and solidarity. Join us for Taking Care in Writing, Publishing & Building Community. 

Kwame Dawes, Keynote Speaker on Literary Citizenship 

“We can train ourselves to respect our feelings, and to discipline (transpose) them into a language that matches those feelings so they can be shared.”  (Audre Lorde, Poetry is Not a Luxury)

As  COVID sweeps across the planet and through our lives, we continue to confront our vulnerabilities, both public and private. Hard truths about our nation are in sharp focus. How do we carve out purpose, chart a meaningful course, through troubling times that don’t seem to end? Taking care of ourselves and others is one answer, and it can take many forms.

LITERARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE: SCHEDULE, BIOS, PANEL DESCRIPTIONS


TICKETS

Early Bird Rate: $195 (extended through January 17) | January 18 – 23: $225
Need-based Scholarships Available
Video Link and other information to follow at a later date
Registrants will have access to recorded events for 90 days following the conference.

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Agent Pitch Sessions: $20/Each (ineligible for scholarships)
Meet one-on-one with an agent in an 8-minute pitch session and receive valuable feedback from an expert.
Agents: Kat Kerr, Donald Maass Literary Agency; Larissa Melo Pienkowski, Jill Grinberg Literary Management

We will email details of your appointment time at a later date.

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Details

Start:
January 21 @ EST 2:30 pm
End:
January 24 @ EST 5:15 pm
Cost:
Free – $225

Host

Writers & Books
Phone:
(585) 473-2590
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Venue

Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Phone:
(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.
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