Writers Conferences

A large list of writers conferences! See them all below. I am a frequent speaker/presenter at writers’ conferences, and I love teaching writers about writing and publishing. Read on to find out a little more about my usual speeches as well as where I will be presenting in the future. To get a more detailed description of each speech, or discuss a writers conference instructor invitation, e-mail me at either chuck.sambuchino(at)fwmedia.com or reesedn3a416(at)hotmail.com (or both!). I can provide referrals if need be.

Session Topics (Presentations):

  1. Everything You Need To Know About Agents
  2. How to Query an Agent
  3. How to Get Published: Professional Writing Practices & What Editors Want
  4. Building Your Freelance Portfolio (Writing for Magazines & Newspapers 101)
  5. Mastering the In-person Pitch (Pitch Perfect)
  6. Book Publishing: Your Options Today
  7. The Business of Scriptwriting: You’ve Written a Play or Screenplay—Now What?
  8. Chapter 1 Dos and Don’ts
  9. Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal
  10. Writer Platform: What It Is and How to Build One
  11. Blogging and Twitter: The Basics
  12. The Synopsis Explained: Guidelines for Novelists & Memoirists

Promotion:

For each writing event (writers conference) I attend, I can provide several Writer’s Digest Books to you as free giveaways (usually door prizes). I also promote all my events heavily through the Writer’s Digest Twitter feed (477,000 followers as of June 1, 2014), my Guide to Literary Agents Blog (250,000+ page views each month), and my GLA newsletter (75,000+ active subscribers) to draw more people to my events.

2014 Speaking Engagements:

Me teaching at the Writer's League of Texas Conference in 2013.

Oct 24, 2014: Atlanta Writers Conference
Atlanta, GA

Oct. 11, 2014: Books by the Banks
Cincinnati, OH

Sept. 6, 2014: Minnesota Writing Workshop
St. Paul, MN

Aug. 5-10, 2014: Texas Writing Retreat
outside Houston, TX

Aug. 1-3, 2014: Writer’s Digest Conference East
New York, NY

June 13-17, 2014: Southeastern Writers Conference
St. Simon’s Island, GA

June 6-8, 2014: Wyoming Writers Conference
Sheridan, WY

May 4, 2014: University of Central Arkansas MFA Event
Conway / Little Rock, AR

April 11-13, 2014: Missouri Writers Guild Conference
St. Louis, MO

March 30 – April 4, 2014: Worship Write With God (Christian Writing Retreat)
Asheville, NC

March 28-29, 2014: Northern Colorado Writers Conference
Fort Collins, CO

Feb. 1, 2014: PennWriters Pittsburgh Event
Pittsburgh, PA

Jan. 11, 2014: Capital City Writers “Write on the Red Cedar” Conference
Lansing, MI

2013 Speaking Engagements:

October 12, 2013: Books by the Banks (Cincinnati Book Fair)
Cincinnati, OH

September 27-29, 2013: Writer’s Digest Conference West
Los Angeles, CA

Me teaching at the 2013 Pennwriters Conference.

July 5-7, 2013: Hunt Country Writers’ Retreat
Middleburg, VA

June 21-23. 2013: Agents & Editors Conference (Writers League of Texas)
Austin, TX

June 7-8: Books-in-Progress Conference (Carnegie Literary Center)
Lexington, KY

June 6-7: Clarksville Writers Conference
Clarksville, TN

May 26-28, 2013: Get Publishing Society and the Editors Association of Canada, Prairie Division
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

May 17-19, 2013: PennWriters Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

April 19-20, 2013: Kentucky Writers Conference and Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Bowling Green, KY

April 5-7, 2013: Writer’s Digest Conference East
New York, NY

February 14-17, 2013: San Francisco Writers Conference
San Francisco, CA

Me instructing at the Kentucky Writers Conference (April 2013).

2012 Speaking Engagements:

Nov. 10: Kentucky Book Fair
Frankfort, KY

October 20, 2012: Books by the Banks (Cincinnati Book Fair)
Cincinnati, OH

September 14-16, 2012: Chicago Writers Conference
Chicago, IL

Aug. 2-8, 2012: Homeric Writers Retreat & Workshop
Ithaca, Greece

July 26-28, 2012: Midwest Writers Workshop
Muncie, IN

June 22-24, 2012: Crested Butte Writers Conference
Crested Butte, CO

June 8-9, 2012: Lexington Carnegie Center for Literary “Books in Progress” Conference
Lexington, KY

June 7-8, 2012: Clarksville Writers Conference
Clarksville, TN

2008: Me at the Writers League of Texas Conference

May 3-5, 2012: Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference
Oklahoma City, OK

April 19-21, 2012: Las Vegas Writers Conference
Las Vegas, NV

February 16-19, 2012: San Francisco Writers Conference
San Francisco, CA

Jan 20-22, 2012: Writer’s Digest Writers’ Conference
New York, NY

2011 Speaking Engagements:

Nov. 12, 2011: Atlanta Writers Conference
Atlanta, GA

Nov. 5, 2011: Trinity Writers Workshop Fall Session
Hurst, TX (near Dallas/Fort Worth)

October 21-23, 2011: South Carolina Writers Workshop
Myrtle Beach, SC

September 23-24, 2011: Hampton Roads Writers Conference
Virginia Beach, VA

August 15-19 2011: Writers’ Conference at Ocean Park
Ocean Park, ME

August 4-7, 2011: PNWA Conference (Pacific Northwest Writers Association)
Seattle, WA

2009: Me presenting at Muse & the Marketplace (Boston)

July 13-16, 2011: Clarksville Writers Conference (at Austin Peay State University)
Clarksville, TN

June 24-26, 2011: Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Jackson Hole, WY

May 13-15, 2011: Pennwriters Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

May 7, 2011: Houston Writers Guild Conference
Houston. TX

April 15-17, 2011: Kentucky Writers Conference & Southern KY Book Fest
Bowling Green, KY

April 9, 2011: Reno Writers Conference at Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, NV

March 18-20, 2011: Tallahassee Festival of Books and Writers Conference
Tallahassee, FL

March 8-10, 2011: French Lick Writers Workshop
French Lick, IN

Jan 21-23, 2011: Writer’s Digest Writers’ Conference
New York, NY

2010 Speaking Engagements:

Nov. 17, 2010: Ann Katz Festival of Books
Indianapolis, IN

2006: Me moderating a panel with authors Les Edgerton, James Rollins, and David Morrell

Nov. 12-13, 2010: San Francisco Writing for Change Conference
San Francisco, CA

Nov. 6, 2010: Vegas Valley Book Festival
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 22-24, 2010: Surrey International Writers’ Conference
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Sept. 24-26, 2010: Wrangling With Writing Conference (Society of Southwestern Authors)
Tucson, AZ

July 30-31, 2010: Clarksville Writers Conference (at Austin Peay State University)
Clarksville, TN

July 17, 2010: Northern Ohio SCBWI Regional Meeting
Akron, OH

June 12, 2010: American Independent Writers Conference
Washington, DC

April 2010: Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop
Dayton, OH

March 2010: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning: Spring Session
Lexington, KY

2009 Speaking Engagements:

October 2009: South Carolina Writers Workshop
Myrtle Beach, SC

August 2009: Northern Ohio SCBWI Meeting
Akron, OH

June 2009: Jackson Hole Writers’ Conference
Jackson Hole, WY

2008: My vantage point when giving the keynote speech at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference

June 2009: Southeastern Writers’ Conference
St. Simon’s Island, GA

June 2009: Wyoming Writers Conference
Casper, WY

May 2009: Writer’s Digest Books Writers’ Conference (with BEA)
New York, NY

April 2009: Muse and the Marketplace: Grub Street Writers
Boston, MA

April 2009: Las Vegas Writers’ Conference
Las Vegas, NV

March 2009: Reno Writers’ Conference at Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, NV

2008 Speaking Engagements:

November 2008: Cincinnati SCBWI Regional Meeting
Cincinnati, OH

September 2008: International Women’s Fiction Festival
Matera, Italy

July 2008: Smith Mountain Lake Summer Session
Virginia (near Roanoke)

June 2008: Agents and Editors Conference (Writers League of Texas)
Austin, TX

2011: Me at the Clarksville Writers Conference

May 2008: Writer’s Digest Books Writers’ Conference
Los Angeles, CA

April 2008: NETWO: Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization
East Texas

April 2008: League of Vermont Writers’ Spring Session
Rutland, VT

April 2008: Northern Colorado Writers’ Conference
Fort Collins, CO

March 2008: Christopher Newport Univ. (CNU) Writers’ Conference
Newport News, VA

February 2008: San Francisco Writers’ Conference
San Francisco. CA

January 2008: Space Coast Writers’ Conference
Cocoa Beach, FL

2007 Speaking Engagements:

November 2007: La Jolla Writers’ Conference
San Diego, CA

October 2007: Midwest Literary Festival
Aurora, IL

August 2007: Killer Nashville
Nashville, TN

August 2007: Writers’ Conference at Ocean Park
Ocean Park, ME

2007: Me teaching at the La Jolla Writers Conference

July 2007: Harriette Austin Writers’ Conference
Athens, GA

June 2007: International Mystery Writers’ Festival
Owensboro, KY

June 2007: Tennessee Writers Alliance Writers Conference
Franklin, TN

June 2007: Clarksville Writers’ Conference
Clarksville, TN

May 2007: Writer’s Digest Books Writers’ Conference
New York, NY

2006 Speaking Engagements:

October 2006: Midwest Literary Festival
Aurora, IL

October 2006: Ozark Creative Writers Conference
Eureka Springs, AR

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