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Join Me At the Houston Writers Conference April 13-14

Would-be Writers to be Focus of April 13-14 Writers Conference

Program to Include Literary Agents, Authors and How-To Sessions on Getting Published—Hollywood ‘Story Merchant‘ Ken Atchity a Featured Speaker

Houston writers will gather April 13-14, when the Houston Writers’ Guild (HWG) holds the 2012 4th annual writers’ conference in Sugar Land.

“There’s something for every writer—published or unpublished, fiction or non-fiction,” said Tina Winograd, 2012 HWG conference director. “The publishing world is changing. In some ways, it is easier to get a book published today. Our experts will address traditional publishing as well as online publishing and e-books. Make an appointment to have your writing critiqued by a published writer or to run your story idea by a literary agent.”

Writers may choose between several tracks, including mystery, nonfiction, young adult and writing/publishing basics. The two-day meeting includes presentations from:

· Hollywood ‘Story Merchant’ Ken Atchity, producer and literary manager

· Self-Publishing super-star and zombie thriller novelist Rhiannon Frater

· Young Adult author Nikki Loftin, author of two novels and numerous short stories

· True crime writer and novelist Kathryn Casey

· Larry Thompson, author of legal thriller, “The Trial”

· Award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Divakaruni

· New York literary agents

Conference cost is $125 for Friday and Saturday; $100 for Saturday only. Saturday lunch is included in the fee. Friday night dinner optional. For an additional cost, attendees may schedule brief one-on-one sessions with literary agents and published writers.

For online registration and further program information, see HWG website, www.houstonwritersguild.org or call 281-498-5025.

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