Feb 13 – Feb 19, 2012 Edition Houston Writers’ Guild Slates April Conference

HOUSTON/AUTHORLINK NEWS/ February 13, 2012 – Houston writers and would-be writers can consume a literary feast April 13-14, when the Houston Writers Guild (HWG) holds the 2012 annual conference in Sugar Land. The conference will take place at the Sugar Land Baptist Church.

“There’s something for every writer—published or unpublished, fiction or non-fiction,” said  Kristi Pritchett, 2012 HWG president. “The publishing world is changing,” she said, “and our experts who will address traditional publishing as well as online publishing and e-books.”

Writers may choose between several tracks, including mystery, nonfiction, young adult and writing and publishing basics. Pritchett said the two day-meeting includes:

Hollywood ‘Story Merchant’ Ken Atchity, both a entertainment and literary agent Self-Publishing super-star and thriller novelist Rhiannon Frater Young Adult author Nikki Loftin, author of two novels and numerous short stories True crime book and magazine author, and novelist Kathryn Casey Larry Thompson, author of legal thriller, “The Trial” Award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Divakaruni

Conference cost is $125 for Friday and Saturday; $100 for Saturday only. Saturday lunch is included in the fee. For an additional cost, attendees may schedule one-on-one critique sessions with literary agents and published writers.

For additional information about the conference and instructions on how to register, see the HWG website, or call 281-498-5025.