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The Kauai Writers Conference Beach Party/Luau
Friday, Nov. 4, 6:30 PM at Lydgate Park, Kapaa
Join us for an evening of great food, fun, fellowship and Hawaiian culture including fire dancers, hula , music and more. We'll be set up under a pavillion at the beach. Enjoy the evening sky and the wonderful ocean sounds and breezes in the company of fellow writers and faculty members. Your significant other and keiki (children) are most welcome. Food and festivities are only $39 per person.
LIz Kracht Returns Plus a Possible Surprise
Our conference-founding Literary Agent and dear friend, Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates, just let us know that she will join us at the conference. She'll take pitches, participate in the Read-A-Paloozas, and be available to talk to writers. Also, a special guest who is a very, very big deal in the literary world just let us know that he may join us for one of the conference days. It will be a mind blowing event if he shows up. Stay tuned!
Seats in Jamie Ford's Master Class on Fiction are going fast!
Jamie is an amazing storyteller and writer. His books fascinate and draw the reader deeply into the lives and times of his characters, while expertly combining biography, historical research and a keen sense of place. For Jamie, plot is about banking and spending emotional currency with the reader. Compelling, immersive, page-turning, stay-up-all-night-I-gotta-read-this type of stories are spectrums of pain and relief, torment and joy.
Jamie's Master Class will focus on creating plot-driven highs and lows, with exercises that explore literary fundamentals as well as different genres: historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, YA, romance, whatever you’re into—we’ll go there.
You’ll plot. You’ll write. You’ll critique. You’ll share. You’ll survive.
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NEW!!! Kristin Hannah Joins KWF Faculty
Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale and many other top selling books, has just announced that she'll be joining us at the 2016 Kauai Writers Conference. The Nightingale is a #1 New York Times bestseller. It was also named a top five book of the year by Amazon and best book of the year by Buzzfeed, iTunes, Library Journal, Paste, Self.com, The Wall Street Journal, and The Week. Don't miss Kristin.
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An unforgettable week with bestselling authors, scriptwriters, industry experts and literary agents...
Conference and Master Classes
** Fiction and Memoir classes are sold out **
Authors Christina Baker Kline (New York Times Best Seller Orphan Train), Luis Urrea (Nobody's Son: Notes From an American Life plus 16 novels, American Book Award Winner & Pulitzer Prize finalist), Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale a NYT #1 Best seller plus 20 top selling novels), Jamie Ford (The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, more than 2 years on the NYT Bestseller list), Nicholas Delbanco (Former chair of the National Book Award Fiction Panel), Priya Parmar (Vanessa & Her Sister), Jonathan Maberry (Five-time Bram Stoker winner), Larry Barber (writer for x-Files, Francis Ford Coppola), Jill Landis (26 books), Amazon expert Terry Persun
Literary agents Susan Golumb, Stephanie Cabot, Jeff Kleinman, Laurie Fox, Andy Ross and MORE to COME!
Conference will be at the beachfront Marriott Courtyard and Master Classes at the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens.
Another view of Master Class location Na Aina Kai. Master Classes are limited to just 15 participants. Sign up now.
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The Conference is limited to only 150 participants; Master Classes to 15 per class. Lunch and breakfast are provided in a setting where participants and presenters mix.
Scenes from Kauai Writers Conference 2015 ... A Smashing Success
The 2015 Conference's Incredible Presenters
KWC friend, faculty member and local celeb, Jill Landis, at her recent book launch party.
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Kumu Sabra Kauka Opening Ceremony, KWC 2014
Interview with Conference Organizer Dave Rosenberg on Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation."
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The Kauai Writers Conference is sponsored and organized by Kauai Writers Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Kauai Writers Inc. is dedicated to helping community members develop the skills and abilities required to create and publish top quality fiction, memoirs, and screenplays. It is the parent organization of Write-On Kauai, a no-fee organization that provides monthly writers retreats for its members. All corporate officers and festival organizers are writer-volunteers working for the love of writing and literature. For more information call 808-639-4638.