Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kauai Writers Conference

I am lucky to call myself a founding member of the Kauai Writers Conference.  Last year, I planned a vacation to visit friends on Oahu, and let a couple of my other friends on Kauai know I was coming. We'd been talking about a writers conference in Kauai. With two months to go, I said, "Are you up for it?" They responded quickly with a big yes. In just two months my friends and their writing group managed to pull together a lovely, intimate conference with much Aloha spirit.

The 2nd Annual Kauai Writers Conference is scheduled for May 1-3 this year, with an amazing faculty of agents (myself included), editors, and best-selling authors.  There is an early bird rate for the conference that ends in a couple days (under $400). As conferences go, this is an inexpensive conference. You will get a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak, even at full price. And it's the perfect opportunity to invest in your writing in the new year! Think resolution.

Some of the faculty (click on a name to view their website):

The Kauai Writers Conference is also now a federal nonprofit. If you are looking for a tax write off in the new year, think Kauai Writers Conference. As a nonprofit, the Conference has started a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise money to pay the expenses of faculty. If you can, please help Kauai Writers Conference meet its fundraising goal by donating through Kickstarter.

I hope to see some of you there. Last year's conference was really something special, and this year should be even better, with double the workshops and classes as well as faculty. Please take a look at the links below, one to register and the other to donate to Kickstarter.

To donate to the Kauai Writers Conference on Kickstarter, click here

To register for the Kauai Writers Conference or read more about it, click here


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