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Time Out for Writers Conference

Time Out for Writers Conference

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September 15-17, 2016


Doubletree by Hilton (2016)


To Be Announced

Time Out for Writers Conference

The annual ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference is a 2 1/2 day professional conference for writers of all levels, from beginner to best-selling author.  Whether you write for fun, personal use, professional use or publication, this conference has something for you. This conference is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference offers world-class workshops and writing classes by professionals in the industry, pitch sessions with national and local agents/editors, Professional Development for Educator Licensing for teachers, networking opportunities, inspiration and fun with like-minded people.

Conference registration includes lunch on both Friday and Saturday.

Conference Registration Fees are TBA for the three-day conference, TBA for Friday only (which includes the evening panel and gala,) and TBA for our Super Saturday.
We have a new venue for 2016, the Double Tree by Hilton in Tempe, Arizona. Click here to find out more about the venue.

DISCOUNTS -ANWA members receive a $20 discount, which is applied at checkout. All registrations before August 1, 2016 also receive a $10 Early Bird discount.

CANCELLATION POLICY -No conference registration cancellations after September 1, 2016 (2 weeks before.)

Watch here for announcement of 2016 Key Note Speakers -

2015 Key Note Speakers:

Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. He also served as the architect for Scholastic's Spirit Animals series, outlining the seven books and writing the first volume. His work is published in over 30 languages and has sold millions of copies. He currently resides in Utah in a happy little valley with his wife and four children.



Regina Sirois

Regina Sirois is a hybrid author whose first novel, On Little Wings, experienced self-publishing success before winning Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award and being published through Penguin. She knows the ups and downs of both traditional and indie publishing paths and firmly believes that success in writing has little to do with numbers, checks, or statistics. Regina lives in Kansas with her husband, who reminds her to be courageous, her daughters who give her perspective, and her hairless cat, who just makes her laugh.


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