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2016_MD_Books_AliveP_16042974Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Friday Night -- Panel: Agent Panel 1: How to Pitch an Agent
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
It kicks off on Friday, April 29,...
2016_MD_Books_AliveR_16042991Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Friday Night -- Reception
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
It kicks off on Friday, April 29,...
2016_MD_Books_AliveA_16043081Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Agents Room
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
2016_MD_Books_AliveM_16043060Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Miscellaneous
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
2016_MD_Books_AliveP01_16043033Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Agent Panel 2: Writing Your Query and Synopsis
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Agent Panel 2: Writing Your...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP10_16043021Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Book to Film (w/Debbi Mack, James Grady, and Adam Chromy)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Book to Film
Moderator: Paul...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP08_16043030Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Fiction to Die For (w/Neely Tucker, James Grady, Ron Childress, and E.A. Aymar)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Fiction to Die For
Moderator:...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP09_16043024Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Historical Nonfiction – How to Build the Narrative (w/John Ross, Dina Gold, James Swanson, and David Stewart)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Historical Nonfiction – How to...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP05_16043080Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Lunch w/Lifetime Achievement Award to Kitty Kelley, and Keynote speaker: Bob Woodward
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Lifetime Achievement Award to...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP07_16043016Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Memoir – The Importance of Voice (w/Nora Pouillon and Donna Britt)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Memoir – The Importance of...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP06_1604308Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Play Ball! Books on Baseball, A National Pastime (w/Paul Dickson, Barry Svrluga, and Hal Bock)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Play Ball! Books on Baseball, A...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP11_16043024Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Small Press Panel
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Small Press Panel
Moderator:...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP04_16043021Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: The Plot Thickens: Conspiracy Theory in Fact and Fiction
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

The Plot Thickens: Conspiracy...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP03_16043027Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: To Market, to Market: Self-Publishing and E-Books, an Ever-Changing Scene
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

To Market, to Market:...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP02_16043029Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Welcome and Books and Books: Industry Overview
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Welcome
David O. Stewart,...
2018_MD_WWC_A_18050547Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Agents Room
2018_MD_WWC_M_180505103Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Miscellaneous
2018_MD_WWC_P04_18050526Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Alice McDermott w/Tayla Burney
Panel 4:
Alice McDermott in Conversation with Tayla Burney (introduced by Jenny Yacovissi)
2018_MD_WWC_P01_18050522Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Book Promotion for Authors (w/Katharine Sands)
Panel 1:
"Book Promotion for Authors" by literary agent Katharine Sands
Welcome from the Independent’s president, Salley Shannon (introduced by Jenny Yacovissi, conference chair)
2018_MD_WWC_P09_18050516Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Channeling Climate Change
Panel 9: (Concurrent)
Channeling Climate Change: The Tip of the Iceberg
* Tim Wendel, moderator, author of Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia
* Joseph Romm, author of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know
* Mike Tidwell, author of Bayou...
2018_MD_WWC_P05_18050570Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Lunch w/Bob Schieffer
Panel 5: Lunch
Keynote speaker: Veteran broadcast journalist and author Bob Schieffer (introduced by Gene Meyer)
2018_MD_WWC_P06_18050533Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Political Books in the Age of Trump
Panel 6:
Political Books in the Age of Trump (a special plenary session)
* Margaret Engel, moderator, co-author of ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart Fashion
* John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life
* Laurence Leamer, author of The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom...
2018_MD_WWC_P10_18050525Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: There’s Always a First Time
Panel 10: (Concurrent)
There’s Always a First Time: Debut Authors Across Genres and Publishing Paths
* Jenny Yacovissi, moderator, author of Up the Hill to Home
* Paula Tarnapol Whitacre (biography), author of A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose
* Caroline...
2018_MD_WWC_P08_18050514Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Through the Wormhole
Panel 8: (Concurrent)
Through the Wormhole: Debut Sci-Fi Authors Tell All
* Tara Campbell, moderator, author of TreeVolution
* Nik Korpon, author of The Rebellion's Last Traitor
* Meg Eden, author of Post-High School Reality Quest
* Kathy MacMillan, author of Sword and Verse
2018_MD_WWC_P03_18050534Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Tools of the Trade
Panel 3:
Tools of the Trade (“Seasoned Authors Share Their Secrets”)
* David O. Stewart, moderator, author of Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America
* Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
* Paul Dickson, author of Leo...
2018_MD_WWC_P07_18050514Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Women of Crime
Panel 7: (Concurrent)
Women of Crime
* Donna Andrews, moderator, author of the Meg Langslow Mystery series
* Colleen Shogan, author of Calamity at the Continental Club
* Sherry Harris, author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries
* Maya Corrigan, author of the Five-Ingredient Mystery...
2018_MD_WWC_P02_18050522Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Writing a Page-Turner
Panel 2:
Writing a Page-Turner
* Salley Shannon, moderator, president of the Independent
* Delancey Stewart, author of Without Words
* E.A. Aymar, author of You're as Good as Dead
* Art Taylor, author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories
2019_MD_WWC_A_19051128Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Agents Room
2019_MD_WWC_P07_19051110Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
2019_MD_WWC_P09_19051164Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Lunch, Award to Eugene Meyer, Keynote by Jeffery Deaver
Lunch Buffet
Lifetime Achieve Award Presented to Eugene L. Meyer, introduction by Salley Shannon
Keynote Address by Jeffery Deaver, introduction by Audrey A. Bastian
2019_MD_WWC_M_190511119Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Miscellaneous
2019_MD_WWC_PP_19051169Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Publishing Pros Room
2019_MD_WWC_P02_19051126Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Welcome
Welcome
Speakers: Audrey A. Bastian, Conference Chair
Salley Shannon, President, Washington Independent Review of Books
Jud Ashman, Mayor of Gaithersburg
2019_MD_WWC_P03_19051124Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "An Agent, An Editor, and a Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity"
"An Agent, An Editor, and a Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity"
Moderator: Tara Campbell
Andrew Gifford, publisher
BJ Robbins, agent
Evelyn M. Duffy, editor
2019_MD_WWC_P10_1905119Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "D.C. Debuts"
"D.C. Debuts"
Moderator: Shanon Lee
Carrie Callaghan, author
Alice Stephens, author
Julie Langsdorf, author
2019_MD_WWC_P05_19051118Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Hidden Histories" (Nonfiction)
"Hidden Histories" (Nonfiction)
Moderator: Will Pittman
Eugene L. Meyer, author
Paula Whitacre, author
Patricia Pearson, author
George Derek Musgrove, author
2019_MD_WWC_P08_19051118Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Historical Fiction: Making It Real"
"Historical Fiction: Making It Real"
Moderator: Jenny Yacovissi
Eugenia Kim, author
Zach Powers, author
Stephanie Dray, author
2019_MD_WWC_P06_19051114Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "How Do You Know If You're Writing YA?"
"How Do You Know If You're Writing YA?"
Moderator: Caroline Bock
Susan Hawk, Literary Agent, with Upstart Crow Literary
Maggie Enright, book buyer with Busboys & Poets
Laura Scalzo, author
Meg Eden, author
2019_MD_WWC_P13_19051113Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir"
"It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir"
Moderator: Melissa Scholes Young
Randon Billings Noble, author
Tyrese Coleman, author
Caroline Bock, author
Grace Cavalieri, poet
2019_MD_WWC_P14_1905114Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
"Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
Carrie Callaghan, author
Pintip Dunn, author
Holly Smith, Editor
2019_MD_WWC_P01_19051131Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Know Your Rights as an Author"
"Know Your Rights as an Author"
Speaker: Lauren Menkes
2019_MD_WWC_P15_19051122Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
"Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
Moderator: Garline Issasi
Leslie Pietrzyk, author
Mary Kay Zuravleff, author
Susan Coll, author
2019_MD_WWC_P04_1905115Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
"Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
Moderator: Delancey Stewart
Mindy Klasky
Eliza Knight
2019_MD_WWC_P11_1905118Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Show Me the Money: Grants and Fellowships for Writers"
"Show Me the Money: Grants and Fellowships for Writers"
Co-Moderator: Tara Campbell
Co-Moderator: Julia Tangliere
Katy Day, NEA
Steven Skerritt-Davis, MD State Arts Council
Amy Freeman
2019_MD_WWC_P12_19051121Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Violence in Fiction" (Mystery/Noir/Thriller)
"Violence in Fiction" (Mystery/Noir/Thriller)
Moderator: E.A. Aymar
Christina Kovac, author
Anjili Babbar, author
S.A. Cosby, author
Jefferey Deaver, author


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2020_09_18H2_Ginsburg85DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Event: Crowd honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Friday) (Partially reviewed)
2020_DC_Lincoln_Protest_200626193DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park -- BLM Protest
This was an interesting example of two competing events in the same place. The event I came to attend was this one: Join the Rally and Teach-In for Lincoln Park In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and nat...
2020_10_09C1_Floyd_Protest_FP_SI54DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence -- Sue Israel murals (Partially reviewed)
2020_09_20C1_Ginsburg355DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Event: Crowd honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Sunday) (Partially reviewed)
2020_09_25B1_Kowsar5Personal -- Nik Kowsar and his wife on the Mall
We can into each other waiting for the 75th anniversary "Arsenal of Democracy" flyover which was cancelled due to rain. (Partially reviewed)


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