Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Invitation to Be a Guest on Karen's Blog

What stirs your writer's soul? Answer this question in 250 words or less and Karen M. Rider will upload it as a guest post on her blog "Soul of a Writer."
Karen invites writing colleagues of all genres to submit about any of the following topics related to "what stirs the soul of a writer?"
  • Why did you write your most recent story?
  • What made you stick with a character that gave you more trouble than fun to write about?
  • What compelled you to share details of your life in a personal essay or work of creative nonfiction?
  • What made you want to tackle historical fiction and why did you choose the time period your most recent work is set in?
  • Why do you write?
  • How do you feed your muse?
  • What made you choose the setting for your current work-in-progress or most recent published work?
  • Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
  • Write about what the topic "stirs a writer's soul" means to you!
Karen's blog receives 250-600 hits a month, depending on time of year, content and frequency of posts. Her website receives 300 hits per month (since February 2011) with more than 100 return visitors each month. 12% stay on site to read from 2-10min. 5% read for an hour or more. She will post the content that has the best match for her blog audience. Submit your post with a 60 word bio on or before September 25.

Subscribe to Karen's newsletter to find out if your post will be uploaded and the date. You'll also find out when other CAPA member's posts are going up.
Questions? Contact Karen by replying to this email.

All the best,

Karen M. Rider

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Journaling Workshop: 5 Ways to Journal Your Best Life

This is the flyer for the upcoming program at Cromwell Belden Library
Dec 14 2011
6:30 pm

A Westport Writers Workshop


"Where Do You Get Your Ideas?"
Children's Authors Share Invention Strategies

At the Westport Writers' Workshop
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport

December 8
7:30-9 pm

Discovery of a mysterious diamond reveals a girls’s connection to Shakespeare...a boy cast out of his Amazon tribe finds new life with an American adoptive family but needs to return to prove himself...a group of kids with wacky but limited powers put their heads together to solve a crime...

Do you ever wonder where best-selling children’s authors get their ideas?

Anyone who writes or loves middle grade fiction will enjoy this evening with successful authors of middle grade fiction. The panel, which includes the surprise guest NY Times tech columnist David Pogue along with authors Elise Broach, Tony Abbott and N.A. Nelson, will address questions such as:

  • How do you repeatedly come up with fresh, inventive ideas?
  • How do you know that the idea is right for your target age range – in this case, middle grade fiction?
  • What strategies are useful when you get stuck working on a story?
  • How do you decide when it's time to abandon an idea and move on to something else?

Panelists will include:

Tony Abbott: Firegirl (Little, Brown & Co.); Lunchbox Dream (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); Secrets of Droon (Scholastic); Cracked Classics Series (Hyperion); award-winner The Secret (Little, Brown & Co.)

Elise Broach: Missing on Superstition Mountain (Henry Holt & Company); New York Times Bestseller Masterpiece (Henry Holt & Company); Shakespeare's Secret (Henry Holt & Company); Desert Crossing (Henry Holt & Company)

Nina Nelson: Bringing the Boy Home (Harper Collins);

David Pogue: Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power (Roaring Brook Press)

The presentation will include time for Q&A. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase and book signing.

Registration $25, bring a child for free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Karen Rider's News

I have a feature fiction piece coming out in Om Times digital magazine in the DEC 15 and JAN 1 issues. The story is "The Parade" It is a visionary short story:

"I really enjoyed The Parade. There are spiritual instructions on how to achieve wellbeing, happiness and success. Your writing is very descriptive, it captured my imagination and pulled me into the story. In your writing, you use your metaphysical knowledge in a creative and enlightening way."

Ingride Elguleta, Canada

Visitors to my website who sign-up for my e-newsletter will receive a personal copy of the story and the interpretation of the symbolic imagery— spiritual, angelic and metaphysical— depicted in the story.

Also, recently published in Om Times is an article, "Menopausal Madness". In the Cromwell Chronicle in December 2011 issue: "2012: Beginning of the End or Just the Beginning"

My website:

Sunday, December 4, 2011


From Trish Lapidus, one of your CT reps:

Hello, Writing Sisters of the Connecticut International Women's Writing Guild,

This is our blog and a way to keep connected locally as well as share in IWWG. I invite you to tell us your publications and successes--or ask questions about your writing practice.

I'm just catching on to my new post as a CT IWWG Rep. Let me know how I can help you the most.

My news: I have published a second edition of Sweet Potato Suppers: A Yankee Woman Finds Salvation in a Hippie Village. My essay "A Musical Thanksgiving" was published in an anthology Thanksgiving Tales: True Stories of the Holiday in America, edited by Brian D. Jaffe. My essay on the magic of the elder years was included in Unraveling Mysteries: An Anthology on Woman and Aging, edited by Jyoti Wind, a member of IWWG. Several of my poems have appeared in Off the Coast, along with a review of my book of poems Red Hen's Daughters.

I have enjoyed created a series of video clips and posting them on You Tube to support memoir writers and all writers as well as to discuss the themes of my books. You can also catch these clips on my blogs.

Enjoy your holidays. Blessings, Trish

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Announcing the 34th Annual Summer Conference! "Remember the Magic"

Announcing the 34th Annual Summer Conference!

"Remember the Magic"
June 24 - July 1, 2011

Yale University, New Haven, CT
505 College Street
New Haven, CT

Visit us online for more information!

Learn From Expert Workshop Directors:

Judy Adourian
Lynne Barrett
Susan Baugh
Linda Bergman
Rainelle Burton
Pat Carr
Zita Christian
Rachel de Baere
Marj Hahne
Lisa Dale Norton
Carol Peck
Natalie Reid
Eunice Scarfe
Linda Leedy Schneider
Judith Searle
Myra Shapiro
Susan Tiberghien
Anne Waldradt
Sheila Levine
Melissa Rosati
Carren Strock
Stephanie Alston-Nero
Jacqueline Aupetit
Joanne Hackett Ching
June Gould
Judith Huge
Jan Phillips
Mary Reynolds Thompson
Terry Apicella
Claudia Clemente
Judith Prest
Nina Reimer
Sandra Balint
Erika DeRuth

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the IWWG's 34th Annual Summer Conference. This year the conference will take place at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

The first conference was held in 1978, long before the day of women's writing conferences, and has provided the best forum for women writers ever since. The conference features expert workshop directors available to help you grow through your writing.

Attend and further your personal growth and publication!

What you will learn...

Workshops at the Summer Conference include sessions on:

The Art and Craft of Writing
Marketing and Publishing
Contracts and Legal Issues
Critique Sessions
Transformation of Self
Non-Linear Knowledge
The Arts, The Body & Health

Who you will meet...

The Summer Conference is attended by women like you! Those who are interested in growing and empowering themselves through their writing. The Summer Conference encourages participation from members and non-members of the IWWG.

Unique Conference Format...

The Summer Conference allows you to build an experience custom fit to your needs. Drive in and stay for one day or make the commitment to spend the week with us and immerse yourself in your writing! Several packages are available to meet your unique needs. For details, visit us online.

Don't miss this unique learning opportunity!

Register Today

We look forward to seeing you in June.


Hannelore Hahn and Elizabeth Julia Stoumen
Founder, Executive Director and Associate Director

OPEN MIC NIGHTS at the Westport Writers' Workshop

Come share your work, and hear what your colleagues have been writing, at this relaxed and convivial evening of coffee, cookies and fellowship.

Thursday, March 10
7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24
7:30 p.m.

OPEN MIC NIGHTS at the Westport Writers' Workshop

Let your colleagues applaud and support you as you read a 10-minute selection from your work-in-progress.Or just come to listen, support your fellow writers, and be inspired.

Each reader will be allotted a maximum of 10 minutes. Please sign-up in advance by calling (203) 227-3250 to receive a time slot. Or you may sign up at the event, space permitting (pre-registration highly recommended).

These will be relaxed and social evenings. Admission charge $10, but if you sign up to read your work, bring your friends and supporters at no charge.

Coffee/tea, cookies and camaraderie are on the house.

WHEN:  Fiction/Non-fiction: Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m., Poetry: Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Westport Writers' Workshop 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport

COST: $10 to read your work or for walk-ins (space permitting). Free for WWW Members, guests of WWW workshop participants reading their work, or for anyone pre-registered who just comes to listen.

TO REGISTER: email or call (203) 227-3250.

Turning Points: Changing Lives One Event at a Time

We are seeking authors for a collaborative inspirational book, Turning Points: Changing Lives One Moment at a Time. Turning Points is a collection of vignettes from everyday people who have experienced extra ordinary results because of decisions they made to change their lives.

If you would like to share an experience and be part of this uplifting book that will inspire others to see their potential, contact us today.  For more information, visit

Thank you,
PC McCullough

Turning Points: Changing Lives One Event at a Time

Synthesis Classes at Act 11 Counseling, Stratford Center

Synthesis Classes at Act 11 Counseling, Stratford Center (next to the library)
All are taught by Psychosynthesis- trained counselors
Sat Mar 19; 10:30-3 "YOUR HIGHER SELF, & THE 'I-THOU' CONCEPT"
Sun Mar 20; 10:30-3 MINDFULNESS & OUR PLANET
modest fees & sliding scale
bring a sandwich -we serve coffee and cookies
for details and to reserve your space;
Cynthia Russell PhD (203) 377-2421

Blocked? How to Get Unstuck

Blocked? How to Get Unstuckwith Marcelle Soviero, MFA

Do you love to write but hate what happens when you sit down at the screen or page and nothing comes?

Are you ready to be re-energized and inspired?

In this workshop you will learn practical strategies to jumpstart your writing and overcome writer's block. Whether you are just beginning to write or are an experienced author, this relaxed, upbeat, hands-on workshop will help you achieve your writing goals.

Relevant to writers of all genres, we'll discuss specific strategies designed to lift the quantity and quality of your writing, particularly when you are stuck and can't seem to write at all. Some topics included are establishing the "writing habit," generating ideas, using prompts, and managing writing resistance in general. These will be applied to generating new material as well as the revision process.

The workshop is based on the best writing strategies culled from the experts as well as dozens of print and online resources. A comprehensive handout is included. In addition to our discussion, there will be three ten minute exercises.

So bring your notebook and get ready to set yourself on the perfect writer's path for the New Year!

Marcelle Soviero is a published poet and essayist. She has an MFA in creative writing from New York University and a BA in creative studies form Hofstra University. She leads two workshops for the Westport Writers' Workshp: Writing Your Memoir and Poetry of Everyday Life.

WHEN:  Saturday, Mar. 5, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:  Westport Writers' Workshop, 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport

COST: $125 or $110 for WWW members


About Marcelle Soviero, MFA

Marcelle Soviero is the author of The Body That Wants, an award winning poetry chapbook, and the essay Electronically Yours published in the New York Times. Her poems, and profiles and interviews have been published in dozens of literary magazines. She has published hundreds of nonfiction articles, including several cover stories for Popular Science magazine. Marcelle has a BA in Creative Studies from Hofstra University and an MFA in English/Poetry from New York University. She has lectured and taught at The New School, New York University, and in libraries, bookstores and school districts nationwide.

How To Register
Go directly to the Blocked? How To Get Unstuck link
to register by mail or with a credit card or PayPal.

Westport Writers' Workshop
3 Sylvan Road South
Westport, Connecticut 06880

For questions or more information see or contact Kathleen at (203) 227-3250 or

Friday, February 11, 2011

The International Women's Writing Guild Presents The California Conference

The International Women's Writing Guild


The California Conference:

The Alchemy of Language: Turning Simple Words into Shimmering Works

Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bosch Bahái School, 500 Comstock Lane, Santa Cruz, California

Setting: The California Conference, in its 28th year, takes place at Bosch Bahai School, a 67 acre retreat center situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains among the Redwood Trees.

Program: How do we transform our simple thoughts into works that will transfix the reader? Can we become borrowers, using the information and form the great masters; nature's images, and our own poetic lines? The alchemy of language stems from being open to inspiration wherever we find it. Come join us in finding robust nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs to make our writing shimmer.


Imitation to Originality - Modeling Our Work on the Masters': Richelle McClain

Nature as Thesaurus - Culling Vibrant Images from the Pages of Nature: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Poetry as Springboard - Start with a Poem; Finish with a Flourish: Rachel de Baere

Workshop Directors:

Richelle McClain, Mary Reynolds Thoompson, and Rachel de Baere (see website for bios)

Conference Fees:


Weekend guests inclusive of entire program, two nights room and all meals: $375

Weekend commuters inclusive of program, exclusive of room and meals: $160

Day attendees - Saturday Only: $125

Day attendees - Sunday Only: $55


Weekend guests inclusive of entire program, two nights room and all meals: $395

Weekend commuters inclusive of program, exclusive of room and meals: $180

Day attendees - Saturday Only: $150

Day attendees - Sunday Only - $70

Registration Deposit (will be applied to the registration fee): $60

Meals: Breakfast ($9), Lunch ($12), Dinner ($13)

IWWG Annual Membership: $55

Payment: Payment may be made by credit card at Click on Events/Calandar. Or send a check made out to IWWG and mail it to: IWWG, P.O. Box 810, New York, NY 10028.

Regional IWWG Representatives:

Northern California: Rachel de Baere (415) 456-4574,

IWWG Headquarters: Hannelore Hahn (212) 737-7536,

Online Class: Introduction to The Art of Journal Writing

Teleseminar: Introduction to the Art of Journal Writing
March 2, 9 and 16, 2011 8:30-9:30pm
Host: Gizelle Alexander

This three week online series is designed to introduce individuals to the concept, history, uses and benefits of keeping a journal. We will also explore ways of staying focused after the initial impetus, and I will provide you with useful writing prompts to get your ideas flowing. Whether you have kept a journal in the past and would like to reinvigorate that passion, or the thought of hiding away of secret book intrigues you, this three week series is guaranteed to educate and inspire!

Sign up now. Early Bird pricing applies!

Please note, once you have reserved your spot for this unique series, you will be e-mailed materials on what phone number and PIN # you will be using to get in on the call. I'll also provide registered individuals with a link so that you may join us online where you'll have the option of typing questions and comments during the call.



Gizelle Alexander is a distinguished member of Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Communications and Literature from The City College of New York. She has over 20 years writing experience and has been published in the following genres: poetry, fiction, inspirational and creative non-fiction. She is a regional representative of The International Women's Writing Guild, serves as a moderator for a fiction book club in her community and is a board member of Church Street Ministries, an organization that serves at risk youth and their families in The Greater Waterbury Area of Connecticut. Gizelle has served as a substitute teacher for middle school children, and has done motivation coaching and tutoring for that particular demographic.  She is expanding her role as facilitator in the areas of creativity and empowerment through her writing projects, workshops and life coaching sessions.

Write From the Start: Workshop and Q&A

Write From the Start: Workshop and Q&A

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Danbury Public Library

The HVCA Writers Forum presents the Write From the Start interactive workshop with writer and editor Adele Annesi.

Write From the Start is an interactive workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers of all levels that examines the first paragraphs of a story to reveal the problems most likely to recur throughout. Participants receive constructive feedback, from an editor's perspective, on how to spot and fix difficulties with word order, tone, voice, narrative, structure, dialogue, theme and plot. For optimal results, bring the first two pages of a current writing project. This two-hour workshop includes Q&A, handouts (with bibliography) and a hot-linked list of the latest literary markets and resources. The cost is $10 for HVCA members and $15 for nonmembers.

Space is limited and registration is required. For registration or more information, contact Lisa Scails.

Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance
Writers Forum
Danbury Public Library
170 Main Street, Danbury , CT 06810

HVCA P.203.798.0760

Library P.203-797-4505

Contact Lisa Scails:

Westport Writers Workshop - upcoming events

Fortunately, all those snow cancellations left us with plenty of quiet time to get more writing done. Right?

If you're like most of us, your answer is Wrong! Because the simple truth is, most of us need a deadline - a workshop, an editor, a book contract - to get us writing. Not to mention all those school cancellations that practically forced many of us to take up home schooling.

So if you're berating yourself for getting not much done, go easy on yourself. Here's a great quote by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love:

"As for discipline - it's important, but sort of over-rated. The more important virtue for a writer, I believe, is self-forgiveness. Because your writing will always disappoint you. Your laziness will always disappoint you. You will make vows: 'I'm going to write for an hour every day,' and then you won't do it. You will think: 'I suck, I'm such a failure. I'm washed-up.' Continuing to write after that heartache of disappointment doesn't take only discipline, but also self-forgiveness."

If you would like more encouragement - or a boost to to get your writing engine re-started - we invite you to  the following:

"Blocked? How To Get Unstuck"
March 5, 9 a.m. to noon in Westport

Registration is limited at both to make sure that there is time for focus on each writer's issues and writing goals.

For more information call (203) 227-3250 or email us at



Please sign up to share your work with us at our rescheduled Open Mic Nights. Read a selection of your work to an audience of your peers and other interested listeners. Or just come to listen and be inspired.

Fiction/Nonfiction Open Mic Night:
Thursday, March 10, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Poetry Open Mic Night:
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Each reader will be allotted a maximum of 10 minutes. Please sign-up in advance by calling (203) 227-3250 to receive a time slot. Priority will be given to those who registered for our January Open Mic nights that were canceled due to weather. But we must hear from you to re-reserve your spot.

Admission is $10, or free for Westport Writers' Workshop members or those currently registered in an 8-week or 6-week workshop. Or if you register and pay to read your work, bring your friends and supporters at no charge.

This will be a relaxed and social evening. Coffee/tea, cookies and camaraderie are on the house.


This month, a contribution from WWW Founder/Director Jessica Bram:

I can't tell you how tired I am of hearing that 'all the good memoirs have been written.' Memoirs by celebrities, or tabloid-style writing about dramatic events: Maybe so. But there is always something deliciously new and intimate about being invited into even the most ordinary person's life in a well-written memoir.

I have recently been enjoying J.R. Moehringer's The Tender Bar (Hyperion, 2005), the story of how a fatherless boy found guidance and solace, along with the much-desired company of men, in a corner tavern.

Writers will be particularly interested in this bit of wisdom Moehringer receives from a priest he meets on a train:

"Can I tell you something?" the priest asked. "Do you know why God invented writers? Because He loves a good story. And He doesn't give a damn about words. Words are the curtain we've hung between Him and our true selves. Try not to think about the words. Don't strain for the perfect sentence. There's no such thing. Writing is guesswork. Every sentence is an educated guess, the reader's as much as yours. Think about that the next time you curl a piece of paper into your typewriter."

Do you have a book rave or writing wisdom to share? Send it to:


Writers' Retreat 2011

Registrations will soon begin for our retreat scheduled for May 12-16, 2011 at a gorgeous oceanside location in Watch Hill, RI, when seven writers will gather with retreat leaders Suzanne Hoover and Jessica Bram for four luxurious days of quiet writing and evening workshops

Call (203) 227-3250 to let us know if you would like to be added to a list for priority registration. Or stand by for announcement.

Explore healing to the root ... and free your creativity!

In honor of Black History Month . . . I am pleased to announce a new post on my blog, PoliPsych, which delves into the roots of prejudice and bigotry in each of us . . . and the vast healing of prejudice that is possible!

To read this article, Why Do We Have To Do This Over And Over? Exploring The Roots of Prejudice, please visit


Recently a bill, redefining rape, was proposed before Congress. As it was proposed, this bill could have an enormous impact on the lives of women.

H.R.3, The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act was, in truth, a war on women's power, a war on women's protection, a war on women's access to help . . . a war against women!

In response I have written a post on my blog, PoliPsych, exploring the roots of this bill in specific, and of any act in the war currently being waged against women in our hearts, our country, and our world.

To read this post, please visit

Depth psychotherapist Judith Barr, author of Power Abused, Power Healed invites her sister writers and IWWG members to explore the many ways we can heal to the root!

In private practice for over 30 years, and offering her healing expertise in an array of formats, Judith’s unique and innovative work helps people make a connection between their inner world, their own individual relationships and experiences, and the state of our nation and our world. She works with people in the creative arts on the roots of both what is blocking their creative flow and what is trying to birth itself to be healed through their artistic expression.

In her monthly newsletter, Judith teaches about how healing to the root can help heal not only ourselves . . . but our whole world.

To sign up to receive Judith’s free newsletter and announcements of upcoming events, articles, blog posts and more, please visit

If you feel called to explore working with Judith, please email her at

Monday, January 31, 2011

The International Women's Writing Guild Presents its 61st Big Apple Conference

The International Women's Writing Guild

Presents its 61st

Big Apple Conference

April 16 & 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Memoir and Metaphor:

Illuminating Your Life through Writing

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Meet the Authors/Meet the Agents

National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South

(just East of East 20th St. New York City)



Saturday, April 16
9:00-10:00 am: Registration
10:00-10:30 am: Introduction
10:15-12:30 pm: Memoir and Metaphor: Illuminating Your Life through Writing with Susan Tiberghien

With metaphor you bring your stories into clearer focus and discover deeper levels of meaning in your writing and in your lives. In this workshop you will look at how metaphor has been used over the centuries and with examples from contemporary memoirs and exercises, you will work on writing your own memoir.

What is metaphor?
How metaphor has been used over the centuries
Metaphor in Annie Dillard’s Teaching a Stone to Talk
Metaphor in C.G. Jung’s Red Book

12:30 - 1: 45 pm: LUNCH

1:45 – 4:45 pm: Memoir and Metaphor (continues)

Memoir as a window into your life
Memoir and mosaic
Metaphors that shed light on your life


Susan Tiberghien is an American writer living in Switzerland who has been teaching writing for 20 years. She is the author of three memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, and Footsteps, A European Album, plus numerous essays in journals and anthologies. Her fourth book, One Year to a Writing Life, Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft, was published by Perseus Books in 2007. (“Tiberghien’s advice, encouragement, and wisdom make this an invaluable book for writers at all stages of their writing lives.” – Michael Steinberg.) She teaches at graduate programs, at C.G. Jung Centers, at writers’ conferences, and at the monthly Geneva Writers’ Workshops. She has been a workshop director for IWWG since 1990. An active member of International PEN, she directs the Geneva Writers’ Conferences. Susan’s website is


Meet the Authors

Recently published Guild authors will speak about their trials and tribulations: how they got themselves published—through an agent, via self-publishing, or by some other means—and how their books are currently being promoted. Questions are invited from the audience.

Stephanie Alson-Nero, In Wild Violet Shine: New and Selected Poems, Evolutionary Girls Press, 2009

Pat Carr, One Page at a Time: On a Writing Life, Texas University Press, 2010
Harriet Forman, Nursing Leadership for Patient-Centered Care: Authenticity Presence Intuition Expertise, Springer Publishing Company, 2010

Carol Hoenig, The Author's Guide to Planning Book Events: Tips and Tools for Bookselling Success, Star iUniverse, 2007
Terry Laszlo-Gopadze, The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire, Santa Monica Press, 2010
Barbara Kent Lawrence, The Hungry i: A Workbook for Partners of Men with Eating Disorders,Greene Bark Press, 2010
D. H. Melhem, Art and Politics/Politics and Art, Syracuse University Press, 2010
Edith Muesing-Ellwood, Selfhood and U.S .Democracy, Plain View Press, 2010
Mary Osborne, Nonna’s Book of Mysteries, Lake Street Press, 2010

Jayne A. Pearl, Kids, Wealth & Consequences: Ensuring a Responsible Future for the Next Generation, Bloomberg Press, 2010
Nadia Sahari, Breakaway: How I Survived Abuse, Pink Butterfly Press, 2009
Mary L. Tabor, Re-Making Love: A Sex After Sixty Story, Kindle, 2010
Mingmei Yip, Song of the Silk Road, Kensington, 2011


Book Fair of Books by Authors on Panel

Lunch (1:00 - 2:30 pm)
Meet the Agents

(Sunday, 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm)
The “Meet the Agents” Open House has yielded wonderful matches between authors and agents over the years. The agents introduce themselves at the podium and speak about their "shop,"; trends in the marketplace, hits and misses. Then, members of the audience seek out those agents whom they wish to meet. After you introduce yourself and speak briefly about your work, the agent will let you know if he or she is interested in hearing from and possibly working with you and how to submit your work.


(partial list)

Kimberley Cameron & Associates (April Eberhardt)
The Croce Agency (Nicholas Croce)
Don Congdon Associates (Katie Kotchman)
Diana Finch Literary Agency (Diana Finch)
Sheila L. Levine (publishing lawyer)
A. Mecke Company (Amanda Mecke)
Rita Rosenkranz Agency (Rita Rosenkranz)
Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises (Regina Ryan)
Serendipity Literary Agency (Foladé Bell)



(Attend all Saturday and Sunday events and save up to $70.00,
or pay for individual sessions)

Special Full Conference Discount (Both days, all events)
Members: $190.00 Non-Members: $220.00
(a sumptuous buffet lunch is included on both days)
Saturday, April 16 (9:00 am – 4:45 pm)
“Memoir and Metaphor”
Members: $125.00 Non-Members: $135.00
(buffet lunch is included)
Sunday, April 17 Full-Day Discount (morning and afternoon sessions)
Members: $125.00 Non-Members: $135.00
(buffet lunch is included)

Sunday, April 17 (10 am - 1:00 pm)
MEET THE AUTHORS Open House & Book Fair
Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $60.00
(buffet lunch on-site may be requested for $25)

Sunday, April 17 (2:30 PM to 6:00 PM)

Members: $85.00 Non-Members: $95.00

IWWG MEMBERSHIP: $55.00 (includes online subscription to Network) or $65 (print subscription). Members receive discounts on all IWWG workshop fees.
To join the IWWG online, visit and click on the JOIN NOW! button on the right side of the screen.
Online registration for the Big Apple Conference will be available soon on our website,
To join IWWG or to register for the Big Apple conference by mail, send a check to: IWWG, PO Box 810, Gracie Station., New York, NY 10028.
Credit cards are not accepted at the door.

Rgistration fees are recorded as they are received. We do not mail out confirmation receipts. For confirmation, call (212) 737-7536. (If you cancel, payments may be applied to a future IWWG event.)

For further information, telephone or email the IWWG at (212) 737-7536 or
Sunday, April 17 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)