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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference uniquely offers topics on separate tracks for Aspiring, Active and Accomplished writers in an inspirational and educational, progressive streams of learning. There are also important topics for Screenwriters of all levels. This methodology allows you to participate and learn at a comfortable level with other writers of similar interests and disciplines. You may jump from one track to another at any time, or over a period of days, experience as many as you can. Its your choice! Register Now!
Friday June 17, 2016 Saturday » | Sunday »
1:00 Walk-up Registration, Preregistration Credentials, Badge & Maps Pickup, Information Desk Opens
1:30 Orientation Session - All Registered Attendees and Faculty
  Aspiring Active Accomplished & Screenplay Optional Events

2:00

panel

Learn How To Pitch a
Literary Agent or Publisher

(Friday Edition #0900)
Marilyn Atlas
Amy Sterling Casil
Steven Hutson
Megan Close Zavala
keynote
Writers Tricks of the Trade
Intensive Writing Class

(Separate Extra
Four hour Workshop)

Morgan St. James
3:15 Plotting with
Your Pants Down:

Learning how to 'plot' and 'pants' your way to a great book

(#1500)
Whitney Davis
The Secrets of
Show Don't Tell

(#1501)
Nancy Ellen Dodd
Which is the best
Software for Your Book
or Screenplay

(#1502)
John Gwinner
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

4:30 Creating Strong Openings 
–
Your First Page, Your First Three

(#1503)
Aaron D. Gansky (M)
Alex Ironrod
Marcie Geffner
Amy Sterling Casil
Things I wish a Pro had
Told Me When I First
Started Writing

(#0657)
Toni Nelson
Naomi Long Eagleson
Sara Anne Fox
Danny Manus
Plan Before You Write
- How to Compose an
Effective Synopsis

(#1505)
Toni Robino
Natalie Obando-Desai (M)
Robert Yehling
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

5:45 Analyzing Your Opening
 –
Bring your first page for a live
read and analysis

(#1506)
Aaron D. Gansky
Sara Anne Fox (M)
Lisa Abellera
Robert Yehling
Using a Story Map
to Find the Holes
in Your Story

(#1508)
Nancy Ellen Dodd
Write a Nonfiction
Book Proposal That Sells
to an Agent or Publisher

(#1504)
Megan Close Zavala
Toni Robino
Marcie Geffner (M)
Claire Gerus

1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

7:30 "A Gathering of Writers" - No-host Dinner with the Speakers
Attendees are welcome to meet and network with the speakers and special guests at a nearby restaurant.
As of June 15, 2016
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  Saturday June 18, 2016 « Friday | Sunday »
9:00 Walk-up Registration, Preregistration Credentials, Badge & Maps Pickup, Information Desk Opens
9:30 Orientation Session - All Registered Attendees and Faculty
  Aspiring Active Accomplished +Screenplay Optional Events

10:00

How to Write A Memoir that More than Your Family will want to Buy & Read
(#1509)
Madeline Sharples

Eleanor Vincent
Morgan St. James

Toni Robino
Marcie Geffner (M)
How To Pitch an
Agent or Publisher

(Saturday Edition #0900)
Jennifer Azantian
Lisa Abellera
Paul S. Levine
Claire Gerus
Ken Sherman
The Challenge of
Writing a Series

(Novels and Screen #1510)
Art Holcomb
S. P. Hendrick
Alex Ironrod
Mike Robinson (M)
Dan Watanabe
panel
11:15 I Have a Great Idea --
Now What?

(#1511)
Jennifer Azantian
Claire Gerus
Danny Manus
Toni Robino
Building a
Solid Platform
as an Author

(#1032)
Madeline Sharples

Eleanor Vincent
Russell Nohelty (M)
Natalie Obando-Desai
Rozine
Develop the Perfect Pitch:
No Apologies Necessary

(#1513)
Devo Cutler-Rubenstein
Whitney Davis
Sara Anne Fox
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & literary agents
12:30 Keynote Address (optional with complimentary light lunch and beverages) REGISTER »»
 
TBA Christine Conradt
"Planting the Seeds of Success"
(Educational, Inspirational #1530)
Hear a powerful and inspirational presentation from an industry professional with more than 40 produced screenplays, and learn how to increase your chances for success.
2:15 Building Better Heroes
and Villains
(#1515)
Megan Close Zavala
Aaron D. Gansky
Alex Ironrod
+panel
The Discovery Draft –
How It Can Make All
the Difference

(#1516)
Lisa Abellera
Art Holcomb
Naomi Long Eagleson
Sara Anne Fox
The Top Twelve Signs
You Are NOT Ready to Publish (or Self-Publish)

and 6 Steps to Get You There

(#1526)
Helga Schier

GLAWS New Member Mixer
(Members of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Only)

Monarch Hall

3:30 Character vs. Plot --

What Matters Most?

(#1518)
Jennifer Azantian
Christine Conradt
Art Holcomb
S. P. Hendrick
Marcie Geffner (M)
Finding and Using
Your Unique Voice
in Your Writing

How Your Unique Voice and POV Can
Help You Create a Successful Career

(#1522)
Devo Cutler-Rubenstein
Transmedia Storytelling Across Multiple Platforms:
The Building Blocks
(Part One)
(#1519)
Houston Howard
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & literary agents

4:45 Incorporating Real Life
Into Fiction
Now Write! All-Pro Panel
(#1529)
Steven Barnes
Robert S. Levinson
Laurie Lamson (M)
Al Watt
Techniques for
Editing Your Work
& When to Hire a Pro
(Saturday Edition #0147)
Deanna Brady
Mike Robinson (M)
Helga Schier
The 10 Steps to
Building A Great Story

(#1521)
Art Holcomb
Getting More Out of
Social Media: New Ways
to Query and Pitch
Your Book

(#1427)
Lisa Abellera
6:00 Writing with a Partner:
Benefits and Pitfalls
Keys to a Great Collaboration
(#1520)
Gayle K. Brunelle
Alex Ironrod
Morgan St. James

Lisa Abellera
workshop moved to
4:45
(See above)

Using Social Media to Promote Your
Platform & Books

(#1517)
Russell Nohelty
Whitney Davis
Phil Giangrande (M)
Megan Close Zavala
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & literary agents

7:30 "A Gathering of Writers" - No-host Dinner with the Speakers and Agents
Attendees are welcome to meet the speakers and special guests at a no-host reception.
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Sunday , June 19, 2016  « Friday | « Saturday
9:30 Walk-up Registration, Preregistration Credentials, Badge & Maps Pickup, Information Desk Open
  The Business of Writing Sunday - New Programming for 2016 ! Optional Events

10:00

That's a Wrap!
(#1523)
Aaron D. Gansky
How To Pitch Yourself,
Talk To The Media In Real Time And Network Like A Rock Star!

(#1030)
Gayl Murphy
Using Createspace 
as a
One-stop Shop 
for
Digital and Paper

(#1525)
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Toni LopopoloFiction/Nonfiction Intensive Writing
Masters Workshop


Toni Lopopolo

(10 am --2:30 ± Separate fee)
11:15 How Authors Go From
Fingers to Keyboard
to Dollars in The Bank

(#1413)
Paul S. Levine

No Agent? No Problem!
How to sell a script

without one

(#1130)
Christine Conradt

Transmedia Storytelling Across Multiple Platforms:
The Building Blocks

(Part 2)
(#1528)
Houston Howard
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

12:30 Keynote Address (optional with complimentary light lunch and beverages) REGISTER »»
 

panel Literary Agents and Publishers Annual Business Roundtable
A Panel of Literary Agents, Publishers, and Industry Experts Discuss New Paradigms for Publishing
(Educational, Inspirational #1523) Scheduled to Appear
Lisa Abellera, Jennifer Azantian, Paul S. Levine, Scott Rubinsteinw, Megan Close Zavala

Sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society

2:30  
Conference Concludes - Thank you for attending!
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