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.

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.