The 2019 Ladder Literary Conference

Saturday June 8th, 2019 at the Rochester Riverside Hotel. 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Are you looking for an agent? Are you hoping to learn more about publishing? Then join Writers & Books on June 8th, 2019 for The Ladder, a one-day literary conference in Rochester, NY. The Ladder is a unique mix of panels focused on the four rungs of the publishing ladder:


In conjunction with an exclusive network of offsite events that will be scheduled in the coming weeks, The Ladder Literary Conference on June 8th is sure to inspire and energize writers of all levels.

You may also register the day of at the conference.
740 University Ave will be closed during The Ladder.
E-mail with any questions or concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

2018 Agents, Editors, and Panelists


Rochester Riverside Hotel is located in central Downtown Rochester with beautiful views alongside the Genesee River. Conveniently located to everything happening downtown and the Rochester Riverside Convention Center via the skywalk, Rochester Riverside Hotel is perfect for your Rochester stay.


Attached Garage at Rochester Riverside Hotel


Guests staying at the Rochester Riverside Hotel are offered free airport shuttle and complimentary transport anywhere within 3 mile radius.