You might remember that I went to last year’s Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City, and had an absolute blast. So, guess what? I’m already planning to go back this year! 😀
The 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference will be held Friday, August 12th through Sunday, August 14th at the Hilton New York Midtown in NYC. (Click here to visit the conference website.) The schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but (in WD’s own words) the format will be very similar to last year: “a balanced education in both the craft and the business of being a writer—all in an encouraging, inspiring environment.” There will be sessions on specific literary genres, the publishing industry, author platforms and marketing, and so on; as well as the ever-popular Pitch Slam and various networking events.
I haven’t registered for WDC 2016 yet. However, I’m going to do that by Sunday, January 31st to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing. So, I thought I’d alert fellow writers: If you want to go to the conference this year, NOW is the best time to decide. That way, you can also take advantage of the most affordable price while it’s available. Also, once the presenters are announced, many offer coupons codes for WDC that you can redeem when you register. The best way to keep an eye on this is by checking out the presenters’ websites or social media pages or (if you’re on Twitter) by following the hashtag #WDC16.
If you’d like more information about last year’s WDC offerings, check out these posts:
- “Stacking The Shelves, Vol. 14: Writer’s Digest Conference Haul” (blog)
- “Writer’s Digest Conference 2015: Top Quotes from Authors, Agents, and Industry Leaders” (DIY MFA)
- “#5onFri: Five Reasons Why Writer’s Digest Conference 2015 Was Awesome” (DIY MFA)
- “Writer’s Digest Conference 2015: Recurring Themes About Today’s Writing Career” (DIY MFA)
Again, for more information on this year’s installment, click here to visit the Writer’s Digest Conference website. Remember: The Early Bird pricing is good through Sunday, January 31st!
Who else thinks they’re going to WDC 2016? Let me know – I’d love to meet up with any writing pals who are planning to attend this year!