Seven more writing conferences have been added this week! There are a few literary agencies we don’t usually see attending conferences right now so you might want to look into these rare opportunities. On the home front, we have three author events. I hope you get to make it to at least one of them!
Scroll down to see the newly added literary agencies and publishers at conferences!
KIDLIT AUTHOR EVENTS
Local author Denise Ditto presents the first book in The Tooth Collector Fairies, BATINA’S BEST FIRST DAY. In the magical land of Brushelot it is Batina’s first day collecting teeth. She is determined that her humongous wings will not interfere with her mission. But on her way back, with the tooth secure in her pouch, her wings cause her to tumble and the tooth is lost. Batina must call on her best friends, Lainey the brainiac and little Lulu to work together to save the day. Come by and get your picture taken with the fairies!
MARCH 28, MONDAY, 11:30 AM & #;00 PM
MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion
Matt de la Peña, YA/Children’s Author
The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to welcome Matt De la Peña, the New York Times bestselling author of six young adult novels and two critically-acclaimed picture books at two speaking events on campus. He will discuss the transformative power of literature at the MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion, and will also lead a craft talk and Q&A in Farish Hall Kiva Room. Both talks will be followed by a book sale, and are free and open to the public. Students are especially encouraged to attend. RSVP here.
Join local author Kristin Rae as she discusses WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED, a standalone novel in Bloomsbury’s contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: you always want what you can’t have!
Maddie Brooks has always had high standards for guys. But she has yet to find one who can live up to the romantic, classic Hollywood heartthrobs, especially the dreamy song-and-dance man Gene Kelly. When Maddie begins to carpool with Jesse Morales, her new neighbor and star pitcher of the high school baseball team, she’s immediately struck by his wit, good looks, and love for his family—but a guy so into sports is definitely not her style. Then Maddie discovers that Jesse was raised a dancer and still practices in the community theater dance studio to keep in shape. Perhaps her perfect dream guy exists after all. But when it becomes clear that baseball—not dance—is Jesse’s passion, can Maddie find a way to let her dream guy go and appreciate the charms of the amazing guy in front of her?
Now for the conferences. Some of the literary agencies here we don’t see as often are the Stacey Donaghy Literary Group, Harold Ober Associates, Azantian Literary Agency, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, and Booker Albert Literary. Check them out! Click over to the main conference pages for more links to these literary agencies.
MAY 5-8: WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS CONFERENCE, WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA
AGENTS: Stacey Donaghy & Sue Miller—Stacey Donaghy Literary Group
MAY 20-22: PENNWRITERS CONFERNECE, LANCASTER, PA
AGENTS: Mark Gottlieb/Trident Media; Eric Myers/Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
JULY 30: COLORADO WRITING WORKSHOP, DENVER, CO
AGENTS: Carlie Webber/CK Webber Associates; Alex Barba/Inklings Literary; Lisa Abellera/Kimberley Cameron Literary
AUGUST 12-14: WRITERS DIGEST NEW YORK EAST, NEW YORK, NY
AGENTS: Marilyn Allen/Allen O’Shea Literary; Laura Biagi/Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency; Maria Corvisiero/Corvisiero Literary Agency; Kaylee Davis & Kamiko Nakamura/Dee Mura Literary; Heather Flaherty & Beth Phelan/The Bent Agency; Caitie Flum/Liza Dawson Associates; Mark Gottlieb/Trident Media Group; Mike Hoogland/Dystel & Goderich Literary Management; Peter Knapp & Jaida Temperly/New Leaf Literary; Kate McKean/Howard Morhaim Agency; Penny Moore/Fine Print Literary; Tanusri Prassana/HSG Agency; Lydia Shamah/Carol Mann Agency; Alec Shane & Stacy Testa/Writers House; Elise Erikson/Harold Ober Associates; Caitlan McDonald & Katie Shea Boutillier/Donald Maass Literary Agency; Eric Ruben/Eric Ruben; Anjali Singh/Pande Literary; Marlene Stringer/Stringer Literary; Kirsten Carleton/Prospect Agency
AUGUST 12-14: WILLAMETTE WRITERS CONFERENCE, PORTLAND, OR
AGENTS: DongWon Song/Howard Morhaim Literary Agency; Emily S. Keyes/Fuse Literary; Elizabeth Kracht/Kimberley Cameron & Associates; Ginger Clark/Curtis Brown LTD; Jennifer Azantian/Azantian Literary Agency; Katie Grimm/Don Congdon Associates; Michelle Brower/Zachary Shuster Harmsworth/Kuhn Projects; Roseanne Wells/Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
EDITORS: Alex Arnold/Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins; Ben Gorman/Not a Pipe Publishing; Kisa Whipkey/REUTS Publications
SEPTEMBER 9: SACRAMENTO WRITING WORKSHOP, SACRAMENTO, CA
AGENTS: Elizabeth Kracht/Kimberly Cameron Literary Agency; Gordon Warnock/Fuse Literary; Jennifer Chen Tran/Fuse Literary; Jennifer March Soloway/Andrea Brown Literary; Carlie Webber/CK Webber Associates Literary; Patricia Nelson/Marsal Lyon Literary; Jen Hunt/Booker Albert Literary
SEPTEMBER 10: THE WRITING WORKSHOP OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
AGENTS: Carlie Webber/CK Webber Associates Literary; Laurie McLean/Fuse Literary; Patricia Nelson/Marsal Lyon Literary; Lisa Abellera/Kimberley Cameron Literary; Elizabeth Kracht/Kimberley Cameron Literary