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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
August 8 @ 8:00 am – August 14 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Debra Eckerling (author of Your Goal Guide) will moderate an educational panel on Sunday and then two more on August 14th.
- Are you writing your first novel or screenplay?
- Do you want to improve your skills at the craft of writing?
- Do you have a work-in-progress you want help polishing?
- Do you need help building a platform to promote your work?
- Do you need help to develop a screenplay, or graphic novel?
- Do you want to take your skills as an author to the next level?
- Do you have a polished work and need an agent?
- Are you looking to learn about the business of publishing?
- Do you know where publishing is headed and what it means to you?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then the Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference is for you!
Learn how to take your writing to the next level at the Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference. AGLAWC offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally. Gain invaluable tips to improve your craft, explore publishing options and learn how to establish a sustainable career—all while being inspired by successful authors and your fellow attendees. It is a great opportunity to receive educational and inspirational guidance from almost 40 literary agents, veteran educators, industry professionals, professional editors, and publishers in the craft and business of writing fiction, nonfiction, plus screenwriting taught by Hollywood veterans.
Why this Conference is Unique — and Better
AGLAWC uniquely presents individual tracks for Aspiring, Active, and Accomplished writers (what we call the 3-A’s). Each features a progression of educational lectures, panels, and interactive workshops for each level of expertise. This allows you to immerse yourself in an educational and inspirational environment all weekend suitable to your expertise and interests. Chose your level of participation and workshops based on what will benefit your writing career the most and crossover at anytime.A professional event for serious writers
You benefit from the most informed presentations and the latest information from the world of publishing. And along with perennial favorites, we offer important fresh voices and industry experts to widen your wealth of knowledge. Plus you have the opportunity to meet and network in person with literary agents, editors, and industry professionals to help guide you on the path to success.
Yes, you can meet and pitch literary agents and publishers looking for new talent with polished manuscripts. That’s why they attend the conference — to meet you. We even offer a workshop of agents & publishers du jour to help you prepare for a 1-on-1 pitch meeting. During our past conferences, attendees have secured representation and many book deals. In fact, one agent signed an author and landed her a three book deal with a major publisher! We can’t guarantee you will also sign a deal, but book contracts do happen.
Why you should register now
WC2 conferences offer you better, deeper early discounts than most other events. That’s because we don’t know any rich writers and want to make our events as affordable for the greatest number of writers as possible. Take advantage of insight from almost 50 speakers conducting workshops over 8 days including 2 important weekends. Plus you can take advantage of free 1-on-1 pitch sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers, our reusable swag bags, and much more. It’s a memorable weekend for writers of all genres and disciplines — plus get early-bird tuition discounts (with no interest financing available).
A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals
Start with a plan. One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that we often don’t put enough thought into what we really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success.