Education & Inspiration in the
Craft and Business of Genre Writing
for Literature and Screen.
Genre-La™ Writers Conference
Protective of the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and staff, and in view of the coronavirus mandates in California (and considering that the new Hilton Los Angeles Westside Hotel is still finishing an $80M rennovation, which will not be completed in time to present an IN-PERSON event) Genre-LA 2021 will be presented in a safe, innovative VIRTUAL environment. Learn More »

WC proudly presents our 30th conference for writers.The Genre-LA Creative Writing Conference is the perfect venue for you to learn from almost 50 literary agents, best-selling authors, editors, publishers, industry experts, Hollywood veterans, educators, and publishing professionals. Over 8 days and 5 nights, they will share their expertise in the craft and business of writing to help take your writing to the next level and guide your career on the path to success.

What is Genre-La™ (or) Genre-LA?
-– |ˈ zh änrə ˈlä |
( pronounced like Shangri-La* )

[[ *Shangri-La • [ n. ] a place regarded as an earthly paradise, esp. when involving a retreat from the pressures of modern civilization. Register Now! Used in this instance to classify an educational oasis for writers.]]

Education and Inspiration for All Writers

No matter what genre you are writing, this is a unique educational and inspirational venue to learn how to visualize brave new worlds of wonder, create compelling memorable characters (both human and otherwise), plot and structure amazing story lines using your unique imagination, then write blockbuster stories, award-winning novels, screenplays and graphic novels.

Plus, you learn more about the business of writing, how to build a platform, engage successfully in marketing and social networking, plus expand your knowledge of copyrights, trademarks, and more. You will also learn how to edit and polish a novel or screenplays, then pitch to agents in the right market.

The consecutive tracks provide you with dozens of relevant topics to attend. Each program is ideal for aspiring, active, and accomplished writers who want to improve the quality of their work –– regardless of genre –– and increase chances for success as an author.Details and Learn more here ...

Meet and Pitch Literary Agents, Scouts, and Publishers

As always, we will have a full compliment of literary agents, literary scouts, and publishers looking for new talent with polished manuscripts. Details and Learn more here ...Over the course of more than two dozen WC2 conferences, our attendees have earned agent representation and numerous book deals. Are you next?

Virtual Social & Networking Events

There are educational and inspirational events each day and many evenings, so come early and plan to stay late. Plus, don't miss our VIRTUAL cocktail party on Saturday night, Details and Learn more here ...early breakfast brainstorm sessions, and late night renegade read and critique round tables.

Register now for Early-bird tuition discounts (financing available)
keynote address

Most programs include all days of workshops, lectures, free 1-on-1 pitch sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers, a swag bag, (for in-person events a Keynote Address luncheon), admission to the Gathering of Writers no-host cocktail parties and networking, and real savings on registration.

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October 22-30
A VIRTUAL Event 2021

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