Event description

The Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop offers two full days of deep craft sessions taught by some of the finest authors, poets, memoirists, professors and writing coaches in the U.S.; state of the industry talks; editor and agent panels; agent speed dating; plus optional one-on-one manuscript reviews by high-level industry professionals. A peer group critique session is specially designed this year to fine-tune your pitches, synopses and queries, in preparation for a great agent pitch session. Come prepared to work and you will hone your writing skills, better understand the marketplace, and walk away inspired.

Optional Friday Add-on Intensives go even more in-depth, and are guaranteed to help you take your writing to the next level. To view the Intensives, return to the homepage and click on the box below the main box that says “Optional Friday Intensives.” You WILL want to register for this exceptional opportunity.

To view faculty bios, find the schedule. Click on the session that interests you. A description will pop up, with a photo of the faculty member teaching the session. Click on that pic to find his/her bio.

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Ventana Sierra, the 501 (c)(3) non-profit youth housing and resource initiative founded by NY Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, to provide housing and resources to youth in need.

Early registration: $300 (until May 1, 2014);

Regular registration: $350 Optional add-on intensives: $100

Optional 20 minute one-on-one Manuscript Evaluation: $75

Although hotels and transportation are not included in the price of registration, we have arranged a limited number of discounted rooms for attendees locally. The closest major airport is Reno International, twenty minutes away from Carson City.