Writers Conference

Thursday – February 20, 2020 – Workshop

Janice Hardy will be leading an all-day hands-on workshop to help you in tackling your own writing goals. She is the award-winning author of The Healing Wars trilogy, the Grace Harper series, and multiple books on writing. Hardy is also the founder of Fiction University, a site dedicated to helping writers improve their craft.

 

$85 in advance ($90 at the door) includes lunch.

Friday – February 21, 2020 – Presentations

We're excited to announce a full day of writer and panel presentations soon.

8:30 – 5:00 — Friday, February 21

For Placement Only

Friday, February 21, 2020 – 6-9p.m. – Literary Legend Reception

The Literary Legend Reception will honor the achievements of award-winning journalist and bestselling author, Craig Pittman.

More info on Pittman and the reception can be found here.

Saturday – February 22, 2020 – Writing Critiques

Individual writing critiques with three award-winning authors. These sessions will be by appointment only and there will be a limit of three pages of work submitted by January 31, 2020.

 

$125 in advance only.

The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

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All events take place at the The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Discount room pricing for conference attendees is available at $155 per night. Please click here to reserve your room before January 20, 2020.

2020 Event Pricing (Registration Coming Soon)

Thursday: $85.00 in advance ($90.00 at the door)

 

Friday: $125.00 in advance ($130.00 at the door)
Add Saturday: $110.00
Add Legend Reception: $60.00

 

Thursday/Friday Package: $200.00

Add Saturday: $110.00
Add Legend Reception: $60.00

 

Saturday: $125.00 in advance only
Janice Hardy
Janice Hardy
Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, including The Shifter, Blue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins. She also writes the Grace Harper series for adults under the name, J.T. Hardy. When she's not writing fiction, she runs the popular writing site Fiction University, and has written multiple books on writing, including Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It), Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and Structure, and the Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft series.
Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman
CRAIG PITTMAN is a Florida native and an award-winning journalist at the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country as well as three other books. His newspaper work has won the Waldo Proffitt Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism in Florida four times. Twice he has won the top investigative reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, a national organization. He has twice won the top reporting award, the Charlie, from the Florida Magazine Assocation for freelance stories for Sarasota magazine. His book Oh, Florida! won the gold medal for Florida non-fiction from the Florida Book Awards. His fifth book, Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther comes out in January. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and two children.
Roy Peter Clark
Roy Peter Clark
Roy Peter Clark is senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level -- to schoolchildren and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors -- for more than 40 years. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has written or edited 19 books, including the best-selling "Writing Tools" and his most recent: "Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and plays keyboard in a local blues band.
Sharon Cobb
Sharon Cobb
Sharon Y. Cobb is a professional screenwriter and member of Writers Guild of America west. She has written several feature films including June, Lighthouse Hill and On Hostile Ground. She has also penned many award-winning short films and a novel False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter. Sharon also wrote the book, Touched by an Angel, A Christmas Miracle. Sharon owned an advertising agency and shares her knowledge of marketing and e-publishing with writers.