Tomorrow I’ll gather with the cream of local writers at the Washington Independent Writers annual convention
. For many, this year’s WIW conference, "The Writing Life: Where We Are and Where We Are Going," will be a chance to pitch their latest work to agents. For me, it will be a day to attend workshops to learn more about my craft and
meet with other writers.
Speeches and workshops begin at 9 am. Workshops I'm looking forward to include the fiction agent roundtable and "Future Freelance Commercial Writing in the Era of Social Networking." You might want
to check out "The Future of Poetry in a Digital Age," "Writing for a Good Cause," "Writing For and Selling to Magazines," "Science and Technical Writing," "The Freelance Speechwriter," and "Fiction
Writing." It all ends with a reception at 5:30 pm.
If you're a writer, or just enjoy their company, come find me at the conference Saturday, at The George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center, Marvin Center Building, 800 21st St. N.W.,