- 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!
Education and Inspiration for All Writers
The Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference is a great opportunity to take your writing to the next level with guidance from a full spectrum of
veteran educators, industry
professionals, literary agents and publishers focused on the craft and business of writing fiction and nonfiction.
There is also a screenplay track for writers of all levels taught by Hollywood veterans.
Chose your level of
participation based on your interest, and crossover
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Why this Conference is Unique -- and Better
The Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference (AGLAWC) differentiates itself by
presenting individual tracks for Aspiring, Active,
and Accomplished writers (what we call the 3-A’s).
Each offers a progression of
educational lectures, panels, interactive workshops and special events targeted to these three levels of expertise, so you are immersed
in an educational and inspirational environment all weekend.
Speakers are invited based on who is best-suited to the current focus of the curriculum, not simply who is available. You will always get the most informed
presentations and the latest from the world of publishing. Along with perennial favorites, we offer important new voices and industry experts.
You chose the sessions that will benefit your writing career the most.
Meet and Pitch Literary Agents and Publishers
As always, we have a full compliment of top literary agents and publishers looking for new talent with polished manuscripts. Over the last 16 conferences, our attendees have secured representation and numerous book deals. Plus, you can meet and network in person with literary agents, professional editors, and industry professionals, who can guide you on the path to success. In fact, in 2016, 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 they do happen.
Social & Networking Events
There is something planned for each day (and most evenings), so come early and plan to stay late. Plus, don't miss our popular no-host cocktail party on Friday night.
Register now and get Early-bird tuition discounts (financing available) which includes three days of workshops, lectures, free 1-on-1 pitch sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers, a swag bag, and much more. Most packages include two Keynote Address light luncheons. All include admission to the "Gathering of Writers" no-host cocktail party on Friday and dinner on Saturday.