2022 PERMIAN BASIN WRITERS' WORKSHOP

In its seventh year, the 2022 Permian Basin Writers’ Workshop annual event will feature writing coaches and agents from around the country. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to move your writing career forward.

The  Workshop gives aspiring writers a better understanding of the craft of fiction and nonfiction, preparing them for the fast-changing world of publishing and promotion, while creating opportunities for meaningful networking and support.

This two day event will be in Midland, Texas on October 8th-9th, 2022. Your presence is welcomed and appreciated. As with Permian Basin Writers’ Workshops in the past, you will benefit from learning from knowledgeable speakers and networking with other writers. 

Do your writing journey a favor, and save the dates.

2022 General News

Host Hotel

Our host hotel will again be the Doubletree in downtown Midland. The Doubletree has always generously supported the Permian Basin Writers Workshop by providing a reduced rate for attendees and presenters. To book your stay at the PBWW special rate of $90., use the link provided below. Don’t forget to attend the “Meet-and-Greet” on Saturday night held on the upper deck of the hotel. There will be complimentary snacks, live music, and a cash bar.

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A Word From Leonard Hight, 2022 Workshop Chair

Greetings fellow writers! Thanks for visiting our site for information about our 8th annual writers’ workshop. Information about the speakers and literary agents will be posted as we receive it. Early registration will start in about two weeks. I look forward to seeing those who attend each year and can’t wait to make lots of new friends at our first in-person/virtual hybrid workshop. Feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions at www.findleonardhight@gmail.com or text me at

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Registration Options

Bookies Registration

$ 89
  • For members of PB Bookies
  • Refunds will not be offered
    on or after Sept. 1st

Non-Bookies Registration

$ 135
  • Refunds will not be offered
    on or after Sept. 1st

Student Registration

$ 25
  • Student ID required
    at arrival
  • Refunds will not be offered
    on or after Sept. 1st

Pitch to
agent

$ 35
  • Initial pitch to an agent or editor is complementary. Purchase additional opportunities at registration or here.
Don't Forget

Schedule Presenters

Keynote Presenter

Janice Hardy

Janice Hardy

Janice Hardy is the award-winning author and founder of Fiction University, where she helps writers improve their craft and navigate the crazy world of publishing. She teaches writing workshops across the country, and her blog has been recognized as a Top Writing Blog by Writer’s Digest. When she’s not writing about writing, she spins tales of adventure for both teens and adults, and firmly believes that doing terrible things to her characters makes them more

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Workshop Presenters

Jane Roper

Jane Roper

Jane Roper is the author of a memoir, Double Time: How I Survived–and Mostly Thrived–Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins, and a novel, Eden Lake. Her new novel, The Society of

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Jane Cleland

Jane K. Cleland

Jane K. Cleland writes both fiction and nonfiction, including the multiple award-winning Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries [St. Martin’s & Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine] and the Agatha-award winning bestsellers, Mastering Suspense, Structure &

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Lisa Montanaro

With a foot on each coast, Lisa Montanaro is part no-nonsense Italian-American New Yorker and part sunny Californian. Lisa has a unique background as a performer, teacher of deaf students, recovered

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LeAnn Weiss-Rupard

LeAnn Weiss-Rupard

LeAnn Weiss-Rupard is a gifted encourager and networker. She has employed this natural gift for lifting up and promoting others in a variety of settings — as a campaign manager,

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William Kenower

William Kenower is the author of Everyone Has What It Takes: A Writer’s Guide to the End of Self-Doubt, Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, Write

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Laura Drake

Laura Drake is a New York and self-published published author of Women’s Fiction and Romance. Her debut, The Sweet Spot, was a double-finalist, then won the 2014 Romance Writers of

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Suzanne Purvis

Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction and poetry for both children

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Kathleen Baldwin

Kathleen Baldwin

Award-winning speaker and author, Kathleen Baldwin has been in the writing business for decades. More than 600,000 copies of her books are in the hands of readers around the globe.

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Terri Brisbin

Terri Brisbin

Award-winning, USA Today best-selling author Terri Brisbin is a mom, a wife, grammy! and a dental hygienist who lives in southern New Jersey. Since 1998, she’s sold more than 3 million copies of her historical

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2022 agents

James Mustelier, The Bent Agency

James Mustelier, The Bent Agency I’m looking for a range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. In all genres (but particularly in literary fiction) I prize economical prose, complex

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Helga Schier, PHD

Helga Schier, PhD, is the Editorial Director of CamCat Publishers, a publisher of award-winning genre fiction. In addition, she is the founder and owner of withpenandpaper.com, an editorial services firm. Helga has

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James Farrell

James Farrell

James Farrell received a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a master’s degree from Bath Spa University. He is an agent with Curtis Brown, Ltd., and his reading interests include

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