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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 16, 2017 Saturday » | Sunday »
1:00 pm 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)
Paul S. Levine
Marilyn Atlas
Megan Close Zavala
Katharine Sands
Tony N Todaro (M)
Topic
(#1708)
speaker
keynote
3:15

Spring-boarding Ideas:
How to Jumpstart Your
Writing Project

(#1700)
A.G. Billig (M),
Leslie Ann Moore, Robert Yehling

Start with a BANG -
Writing a Killer Opening
That Sells

(#1701)
Whitney Davis
Spotlight Speaker
Great Beginnings --
Crafting the First Page of Your Screenplay to be Great!

(#1702)
Christine Conradt
Dan Watanabe (M)
Sara Anne Fox
Ian Blake Newhem
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

3:15 - 6:00
4:30 Plot and Structure
(Under Construction:
hard hats not required)

(#1703) DP
Elaine Ash
Spotlight Speaker
Query Letter Workshop
(Bring your letter-in-progress)
(#1628)
Derek Taylor Kent (M)
Paul S. Levine
Megan Close Zavala
Lisa Abellera
The Kobo Writing Life
(#1705)
Mark Leslie Lefebvre
Spotlight Speaker
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

5:45 Point of View: What is it?
How do I use it? And why
does it matter?

(#1706)
Helga Schier
Spotlight Speaker
Things I wish a Pro had
Told Me When I First
Started Writing

(#0657)
Desireé Duffy (M)
Russell Nohelty
, Nora Flite
Derek Taylor Kent, Sheri Fink
The Business of
Screenwriting

(#1707)
Paul S. Levine
Kathie Fong Yoneda
Craig Miller (M)
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

7:30

"A Gathering of Writers"
No-host cocktail party with the speakers and agents
All attendees and guests are welcome to meet and network with the speakers and special guests
in the Culver Room, first floor of the DoubleTree Hotel.

As of May 25, 2017
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  Saturday June 17, 2017 « Friday | Sunday »
9:00 am Walk-up Registration, Preregistration Credentials, Badge & Maps Pickup, Information Desk Opens
9:30 Orientation Session - All Registered Attendees and Faculty - Ballroom A
  Aspiring Active Accomplished +Screenplay Optional Events

10:00

Plotting vs. Writing With
Your Pants Down –
What Works, When and Why…

(#1709)
Whitney Davis
Spotlight Speaker
How To Pitch a Literary
Agent or Publisher

(Saturday Edition #0900)
Paul S. Levine
Kari Sutherland
Eve Porinchak
Lisa Abellera
Tony N Todaro (M)
Hollywood 101 –
Working with the Studios

(#1710)
Deborah Pratt, Dan Watanabe
Art Holcomb, Christine Conradt
Kathie Fong Yoneda
Craig Miller (M)
panel
11:15 Crafting Compelling Characters
and The Lives They Lead

(#1711)
Elaine Ash (M)
Russell Nohelty, Christine Conradt Derek Taylor Kent, Helga Schier
Leslie Ann Moore
Spotlight Speaker
New day and time!
From Idea to Book or to the Screen: Your Story’s (Possible) Literary and Legal Journey
(#1714)
Whitney Davis, Joel Eisenberg
Paul S. Levine, Kathie Fong Yoneda
Sara Anne Fox (M)
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & literary agents
12:30 pm TBA Mark Lefebvre
"There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be A Writer"
(Educational, Inspirational #1715)
Ballroom A


Keynote Address (optional with complimentary light lunch and beverages) REGISTER »»
2:15 Great Beginnings: How To Make Your Beginning a Page-turner
(#1716)
(Bring Your First Page for a LIVE Anonymous Critique) Deanna Brady, Sarah Beach
Sara Anne Fox, Mike Robinson
Sarah Howery Hart
(Reader, Moderator)
Top Ten Mistakes
Writers Make

(#1717)
Helga Schier
Spotlight Speaker
Marketing Yourself
and Your Books
in the 21st Century

(#1718)
A.G. Billig (M)
Russell Nohelty, Sheri Fink,
Desireé Duffy, Elaine Ash,
Nora Flite, Cali Gilbert
GLAWS
New Member Mixer

(#1721)
(Open to members of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society) GLAWS Membership Badge Required for admission
Leslie Ann Moore, Marco Subias
3:30 Topic
(#1720)
Eve Porinchak
Katharine Sands
Mistakes Authors Make with
Their Book's Digital Marketing –-
And How to Fix Them

(#1728)
Desireé Duffy
Spotlight Speaker
Beyond the First Draft –
How to Successfully Edit
Your Screenplay

(#qq)
Art Holcomb, Sara Anne Fox
Mark Sanderson, Joel Eisenberg
Craig Miller (M)
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & literary agents

2:15 - 6:00
4:45 Essential  Steps to
Building A Great Story

(#1724)
Art Holcomb
Spotlight Speaker
Help, My Novel Has Fallen
Over and I Can’t Get Up
-
Dealing with Writers Block

(#1725)
Sarah Howery Hart
Luke Ahearn
Elaine Ash
The Art of the Pitch –
Screenplay Clinic

(#1726)
Katharine Sands
Spotlight Speaker
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & literary agents

6:00 Writing Believable Dialog
(#1727)
Robert Yehling
Spotlight Speaker
Beyond the First Draft –
How to Edit Your Own Novel,
and When to Hire A Pro

(#1719)
Matthew Arkin, Deanna Brady
Whitney Davis, Mike Robinson
Helga Schier

No PR budget? No Worries:
How to Obtain thousands of dollars
in free publicity for you & your book
s

(#1729)
Sarah Howery Hart
Spotlight Speaker
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
All attendees and guests are welcome to network at a no-host dinner in the hotel restaurant.
9 pm till ??? Late Night Read and Critique Workshop with Robert Yehling
(#1730)
An after hours opportunity for registered attendees to bring their work-in-progress for a late night live editing session
with a Master Editor. NO extra charge - limited seating
 
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Sunday , June 18, 2017  « Friday | « Saturday
9:30 am Walk-up Registration, Preregistration Credentials, Badge & Maps Pickup, Information Desk Open
  Aspiring Active Accomplished +Screenplay Optional Events

10:00

"I Remember When..."
Researching and Writing
Historical Non-Fiction

(#1737)
Gayle K. Brunelle
Ian Blake Newhem
Alex Ironrod
How To Sell a
Ton of Books

(#1410)
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Spotlight Speaker
Crowd-funding Your Novel --
Is it Right for You?

(#1732)
Matthew Arkin
Russell Nohelty
Sheri Fink
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents

11:15 Getting More Out of Social Media: New Ways to Query
and Pitch Your Book

(#1427)
Lisa Abellera
Spotlight Speaker
The Ghost of the Future:  Mastering the Business and
Craft of Ghostwriting
in the 21st Century

(#1734) DP
Ian Blake Newhem
Spotlight Speaker
Traditional Publishing vs.
Self-Publishing vs Hybrid:
Which Way Should You Go?

(#1735)
Russell Nohelty, Amy Reiley,
Nora Flite, Derek Taylor Kent
Paul S. Levine, Sheri Fink
1-on-1 ProCritiques™
& Pitch Sessions

Appointments with
editors & agents
12:30 pm TBA
Robert Yehling
"
Inspiration to Write"
(Educational, Inspirational #1736)

Ballroom A

Keynote Address (optional with complimentary light lunch and beverages) REGISTER »»
2:30  
Conference Concludes - Thank you for attending!
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