A New Writer’s Conference is Coming in 2017!
Gateway Con – the Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention presented by St. Louis Writers Guild will take place June 16-18, 2017!
A conference for writers and convention for readers.
There’s a new road on the path to publishing… the Gateway to the West is now the gateway to the publishing industry.
St. Louis Writers Guild is bringing a new twist to the traditional writer’s conference, by adding a reader’s convention and book fair to the mix. They are expanding the traditional writer’s conference, meaning next June, the Renaissance Hotel will be taken over by all things literary.
The first annual Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention will feature a writer’s conference with multiple writing workshop tracks, pitch sessions with publishers and literary agents, critique sessions, master classes, and more. One cool feature, if a conference attendee is published, they can have their book sold at the book fair while they are at the workshops.
The Reader’s Convention and Book Fair will feature a weekend-long book store run by the Independent Bookstore Alliance. A Hall of Authors, with books from across the region. Books by the speakers and authors of the conference faculty as well as from SLWG members. Best of all the reader events will be free and open to the public.
St. Louis Writers Guild, founded in 1920, has a long tradition of holding writer’s conferences. In the 1940’s they held the regions preeminent writer’s conference, and recently, beyond aiding with such events like the Missouri Writers Guild conference, the Big Read Festival, and other large scale writing events, the organization has held Writers in the Park. Now in its seventh year, this free-to-attend festival of the writer, has been an overwhelming success. Now St. Louis Writers Guild is turning its sights to helping writers get informed about the publishing industry and maybe even find an agent or publisher.
St. Louis Writers Guild is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to further Missouri's literary heritage, connect, support, and promote writers and literary organizations in the community.
To learn more about St. Louis Writers Guild’s Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention, or as it’s become affectionately known – Gateway Con – visit www.stlwritersguild.org/gatewaycon.html
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To learn more about St. Louis Writers Guild, visit www.stlwritersguild.org and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @stlwritersguild and check out #SLWG
Save the date, and more information is coming soon!
Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention
June 16-18, 2017
Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO
(Across from the STL Lambert International Airport)