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Westport Writers' Pitch and Publish Conference

The Westport Writers’ Workshop will hold its first annual Westport Writers Pitch and Publish Your Book Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2022, with a networking reception on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 7:00pm. The conference events will be held at the Westport Library with WestportWRITES, a program of the Westport Library.

In today’s marketplace, writers need to know about the ever-changing publishing process and its constituents. This must attend writer’s conference will be held in person and online with a full agenda of panels, talks, and networking opportunities for commercial and literary fiction and nonfiction writers.

Westport Writers’ Workshop has planned an exciting plethora of interactive panel discussions with prominent New York City literary agents, major publishing house editors, and public relations professionals. A highlight of the day will be our guest agent and author talk with Q&A, followed by the rare opportunity to pitch your book in a one-to-one session with agents. Each event will also be recorded and attendees will have access to watch and replay these important sessions.

 

Writers who have registered for the conference have the option to discuss their work in person at the library or via Zoom with two agents for 10 minutes each (included in the cost of registration). Pitch appointments will be scheduled throughout the day. All speaker sessions will be recorded and available after the conference so no one will have to miss any part. 

*Once registered for the conference, you will receive a link to choose two pitchtakers.
Click here to view our panelists and pitchtakers.

*PLEASE NOTE*

The Writers Reception will be at Westport Writers' Workshop. (Click here for a Google Map.)

The Conference will be at the Westport Library. (Click here for a Google Map.)

AGENDA for Saturday Conference

0800 - 0900 Registration

0915 - 0930 Welcome Orientation

0930 - 1045 Agent Panel Discussion

1045 - 1100 Short Break

1100 - 1215 Editors Panel Discussion

1215 - 130 BREAK FOR LUNCH

The library sits within downtown Westport where attendees will find a variety of restaurants offering a discount for conference attendees.

130 - 230 How to build a platform to market your writing

230 - 330 Agent and Author Talk about the journey to publication

330 - Final Comments

345 - 600 One-to-One agent & attendees meetings continue

Pricing includes the Saturday conference, two pitches, and entrance to the networking reception on Friday evening. (We will do our best to schedule pitches at a different time for those with religious needs. Please email info@westportwriters.org  for more information.) 

*Once you've registered for the conference, you will receive a link be able to choose two pitchtakers.

Registration fee: $675     
Conference without pitches: $350

The Westport Writers Workshop has transformed my life. Being a novice and amateur, I have benefited so much from your practical tips. Your insights have opened up a new horizon how to get work published. Thank you so much. I look forward to staying in touch.

- MONICA