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Online Registration for Writers’ Conference is Open, Submission Deadline is August 8th

Women Who Write is announcing its Fourth Annual Writers’ Conference on Saturday, September 20th from 8:15 am to 3:15 pm in the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue, Madison, NJ. It is open to both female and male writers and will offer three simultaneous tracks: prose (including literary fiction, genre fiction, and memoir), poetry, and writing for children.  Critiques (a 15-minute, one-on-one session with an editor or agent) for all three tracks will be available during the day, but material must be submitted by Aug. 8th for a critique. Pre-registration is required.

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Christ Grabenstein, the keynote speaker, will demonstrate how the techniques of improvisational comedy can be applied to all genres of writing. He is the author of the NYT bestseller and 2014 Notable Book Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, recently optioned by Nickelodeon to become a movie.  Chris is also the co-author with James Patterson on the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, I Even Funnier, and Treasure Hunters. He is the critically acclaimed author of over twenty other books, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. Winner of two Anthony and three Agatha Awards, Chris wrote for Jim Henson's Muppets and co-wrote the CBS-TV movie The Christmas Gift starring John Denver.

The poetry track will have a poetry journal panel, which will explore the publishing interests of contemporary journals. The writing for children and prose tracks will each have a “First Page Session,” during which editors and agents will read the first pages of novels submitted from the audience and answer whether or not they are interested enough to turn the page.  There are twenty slots for the poetry track, thirty for writing for children, and forty for prose.    

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