Saturday, October 1, 2011


                       20th Annual ANWA
                        Writers Conference

                     February 23 - 25, 2012
Registration opens October 1, for the 20th annual ANWA Writers Conference Time Out for Writers, February 23-25, 2012 at the Mesa Hilton Hotel. Space is limited -register early.

The first 20 people to register for the full conference AND book their Mesa, Hilton Hotel room will be eligible to have breakfast Saturday morning with an agent, editor or author on the faculty.

Also, Thursday night's workshops on Query Letters and Pitches or the Critique Camp are FREE if you register for the full conference AND book your Mesa, Hilton Hotel room. (Hotel discount available for Conference attendees.)

A variety of classes for beginning to advanced writers are available, including Writing Basics, Dialog, Characters , Plot, Family History, Romance, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, Adult, YA, and Middle Grade.

 ~ Anita Mumm of Nelson Literary Agency                  
 ~ Lisa Mangum of Deseret Book
 ~Joshua Perkey of the Ensign                                    
 ~Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications
 ~Million-book selling author, Janette Rallison                         
 ~Award winning authors, Donna Hatch and Joyce DiPastena.
 ~Well known children's author, Conrad Storad                                                                         ~ Sara Fujimura covers essays and magazine writing  
 ~Journalist, Brent Whiting                                                                                                   ~Music Writer, Sandra Hendrickson
 ~ Illustrator/author Deirdra Coppel                                                                                         ~Copy Writing with Matt Peterson.
 ~More faculty members listed soon.
 Pitch opportunities with editors and agents available.

FIRST TIME EVER, ANWA is hosting the BOB Writing Contest. BOB stands for "Beginning of Book", for all attendees. Rules: First 500 words, manuscripts must be non-published and not under contract at time of submission. "Clean" submissions only. Enter as many manuscripts as you wish. Winners announced at lunch on Saturday. All entrants receive comments and feedback from the judges. See details on registration page as of October 1st.

Another new opportunity this conference: The Meet & Greet Friday Evening with the editors, agents and authors will ALSO include bookstore owners and managers scheduling book events for their stores with authors who attend the conference.

Wait! Yet another new first:  "Story Time" During Friday's lunch, attendees will have the unique opportunity to listen to authors read 10 minutes of their story. Authors will be newly published ANWA authors, faculty authors and other ANWA authors. Books will be signed then too.

Questions about the Conference, contact ANWA Event Co-Chairs, Cindy or Patti at            
Hilton Hotel Discounts: 1-800-544-5866 CODE: ANWA or American Night Writers

                1011 W. Holmes Ave. Mesa, AZ 85210           

To register beginning October 1, go to:
Questions about ANWA go to:


Canda said...

I'm excited about the conference. Crossing my fingers to try to come this year.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

I'm excited too. Although I live in town, I'm still staying at the hotel with my friend, Joyce DiPastena. We've already got the room reserved.