Conversations and Connections, a one-day writing conference, will be held in Washington, DC, on April 21. Sam Lipsyte is the keynote speaker.
From the website:
“Conversations and Connections brings together an eclectic mix of writers and editors for an all-day conference in the heart of Washington, DC. Whether you’re an experienced writer looking to take the next step, a newcomer looking for the coolest small presses, or anybody else sending your writing out into the world, Conversations and Connections has the panel discussions, craft workshops, and feedback (actual interaction with actual editors!) you need to hone your work.”
Speakers are being finalized for the panel discussion, and this year’s conference will also feature the always-popular opportunity to “speed date” with various lit journal/small press editors.
Only $65 for the whole day, each participant also receives a subscription to a lit journal and a book from one of the small presses.
I’ve been to this conference several times, so I know it’s definitely worth the bucks. Also I know that it sells out…make your plans accordingly!
An exciting new development: The conference is headed to Philly in September!
More info/registration: http://writersconnectconference.com/wp/