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Last Call: WIW Washington Writers Conference, May 16-17, DC  Ken Reigner
 May 16, 2003 00:04 PDT 

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Date: Thu, 15 May 2003
From: Amy Swauger <am-@WASHWRITER.ORG>
Subject: Don't Miss the Big Event: The 2003 Washington Writers Conference

Don't miss Washington Independent Writers' (WIW) biggest event of the year,
the 2003 Washington Writers Conference.

The conference will take place Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at the
National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Preconference workshops will begin at noon Friday, with sessions on writing
effective query letters, grant and proposal writing, reinventing your
career and a special session on photojournalism that is cosponsored by the
White House News Photographers' Association. On-site registration will be
available for all the preconference sessions.

The opening session of the conference will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. Come to
that session to find out who won the first annual Washington Writing Prizes.

The announcement of those winners and other award recipients will be
followed by the conference keynote speaker, Marie Arana, editor in chief of
the Washington Post "Book World," and a reception at which you may catch up
with some fellow writers, editors and journalists and make some new
friends. There will be plenty to eat and drink at the reception.

Saturday will start off with an opportunity for group breakfasts with
literary agents from New York, Washington and around the country. Or enjoy
a continental breakfast and visit the on-site book seller, Chapters: A
Literary Bookstore, which will be selling writing-related books and works
by conference speakers, who will be available to sign your copy.

The 9 a.m. plenary session will feature John F. Baker, editorial director
of Publishers Weekly. Two sets of concurrent breakout sessions, featuring
four different tracks, will follow the plenary session.

The Saturday luncheon speaker will be author and commentator Howard Means,
former senior of Washingtonian magazine. After lunch, choose from two more
sets of four break-out sessions per time slot. Then wind down with a
no-host reception at the end of the day.

In addition to the conference programming, there are still times available
for one-on-one pitch sessions with literary agents. These meetings are at
no extra charge, and you may sign up for meetings on-site as long as space
is available.

You may register for the conference on-site beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday
and 7 a.m. Saturday. To avoid the $15 on-site registration fee, use the
online registration form at <A
http://www.washwriter.org/conferences </A>, fax the registration form to
the WIW office at (202) 638-7800 or call (202) 737-9500 by 4 p.m. Friday.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

[Please forgive any cross-posts.]
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