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2016_MD_Books_AliveP_16042974MD -- Washington 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_16042991MD -- Washington 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_16043081MD -- Washington 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_16043060MD -- Washington 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_16043033MD -- Washington 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_16043021MD -- Washington 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_16043030MD -- Washington 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_16043024MD -- Washington 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_16043080MD -- Washington 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_16043016MD -- Washington 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_1604308MD -- Washington 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_16043024MD -- Washington 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_16043021MD -- Washington 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_16043027MD -- Washington 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_16043029MD -- Washington 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_18050547MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Agents Room
2018_MD_WWC_M_180505103MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Miscellaneous
2018_MD_WWC_P04_18050526MD -- Washington 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_18050522MD -- Washington 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_18050516MD -- Washington 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_18050570MD -- Washington 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_18050533MD -- Washington 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_18050525MD -- Washington 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_18050514MD -- Washington 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_18050534MD -- Washington 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_18050514MD -- Washington 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_18050522MD -- Washington 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_05_11A2_WWC_A34MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Agents Room (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11C1_WWC_P0717MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
Introduced by: David O. Stewart (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11C3_WWC_P0978MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11A1_WWC_M154MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Miscellaneous (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11A3_WWC_PP86MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Publishing Pros Room (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B2_WWC_P0227MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Welcome
Welcome
Speakers: Audrey A. Bastian, Conference Chair
Salley Shannon, President, Washington Independent Review of Books
Jud Ashman, Mayor of Gaithersburg (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B3_WWC_P0326MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11D1_WWC_P1011MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "D.C. Debuts"
"D.C. Debuts"
Moderator: Shanon Lee
Carrie Callaghan, author
Alice Stephens, author
Julie Langsdorf, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B5_WWC_P0520MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11C2_WWC_P0822MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B6_WWC_P0617MD -- Washington 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
Meg Kuyatt, author
Laura Scalzo, author
Meg Eden, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11E1_WWC_P1319MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11E2_WWC_P146MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
"Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
Carrie Callaghan, author
Pintip Dunn, author
Holly Smith, Editor (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B1_WWC_P0136MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Know Your Rights as an Author"
"Know Your Rights as an Author"
Speaker: Lauren Menkes (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11E3_WWC_P1529MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
"Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
Moderator: Garline Issasi
Leslie Pietrzyk, author
Mary Kay Zaravleff, author
Susan Coll, author (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11B4_WWC_P046MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- "Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
"Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
Moderator: Delancey Stewart
Mindy Klasky
Eliza Knight (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11D2_WWC_P1110MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11D3_WWC_P1224MD -- Washington 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 (Partially reviewed)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_08_12_Straczynski117Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_02C2_Touchstone_AmerIsO152DC -- Touchstone Gallery -- Opening Reception: America Is...
AMERICA IS ... Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today? National Juried Show On display: August 2 – 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres by Occasions Caterers Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream Program: 7pm - jurors remarks, 7:15pm - c... (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_01A1_McAuliffe168Politics & Prose -- Terry McAuliffe ("Beyond Charlottesville")
Terry McAuliffe - Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville when white supremacists descended on the town in August 2017. His action was undermined by Trump, however, who, findin... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_20C4_SDCCP0382CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices I
Cartoon Voices I Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year's lineup includes Marieve Herington (Big City Greens, Disney Junior), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_07_21C3_SDCCP03141CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices II
Cartoon Voices II With the smash-hit success of yesterday's Cartoon Voices I panel, there's no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Jim Meskimen... (Partially reviewed)


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