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From the writer's desk to the bookstore shelf

Slice Literary’s fifth annual writers' conference took place on September 12 and 13, 2015, in downtown Brooklyn. Stay tuned for more details about our sixth annual conference. 

Our panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, poetry, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer's career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer's professional journey. We invite leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book (and what writers can do to help them get there).

Featuring: A Lunch Discussion with Karen Russell and Rob Spillman

Where: St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY

When: 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, dates TK

Who: Click here for the list of agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals who took part in last year's conference.

What: Details from the 2015 conference.

  • Panels -- Standard enrollment includes access to panels throughout the weekend. Click here to view the panel schedule.
  • One-on-One Editor/Agent Meetings -- Conference attendees have the opportunity to sign up for individual meetings with literary agents. We offer three different meeting levels, each one suited for writers at different stages of their project. Schedules, pricing, and applications can be found here. 
  • Query Letter Boot Camp -- Literary agents Kate McKean and Michelle Brower will each host a 90-minute workshop that will (kindly) kick your query letter into shape. Attendees receive written line edits on their query letter and several will be workshopped in class. Click here for details.
  • Sackett Street Writer's Workshop Craft Classes -- Slice is thrilled to partner with the Sackett Street Writer's Workshop to offer craft classes in fiction and nonfiction.Visit our workshop page for class details, schedules, and applications.
  • Your Next Step as a Writer -- Facilitated by Lucy Silag of Book Country (an online writing community owned by Penguin Random House), this workshop is designed to help writers figure out the next step toward reaching their writing and publishing goals. Free to all conference attendees. Enroll here

Cost: $350 to attend panels on both days; $250 for one day (students receive a $50 discount). Agent meetings and workshops begin at $50 per session. Please visit those pages for additional details.

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