2021 PERMIAN BASIN WRITERS' WORKSHOP

In its sixth year, the 2021 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 9th & 10th, 2021. 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 date!

2021 News

The 2021 Workshop is going Virtual!

We want everyone safe and writing. Therefore, due to concerns about the virus (aren’t we all tired of saying that?), the Bookies Board has made the tough decision to not meet in person this year. But wait – there’s more! We will be putting on a virtual conference, instead. All the original Workshop Presenters & agents are onboard, and we have a platform – Zoom Events. The registration is still an amazing bargain at $99

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Shannon Snow – CMA Agent

Shannon Snow worked in finance and marketing for 18 years before turning to her childhood first love… books and writers. She started her publishing career in 2018 and then joined Creative Media Agency, Inc. as an Associate Agent in 2020. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature, and also manages the Audio rights department for CMA. Shannon has a very eclectic reading taste. She looks for books that have a unique angle, and

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Registration is OPEN!

Scroll down to register for the event. Invite your writer-friends! The price goes up August 1, so register today, and we’ll see you in October!

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Keynote Workshop

We’re doing things a bit differently this year. Tiffany will be giving the same half-day workshop both Saturday and Sunday. That way you don’t have to miss other workshops you might want to attend! Tiffany’s workshop will be: The Holy Trinity of Story: Building Character, Stakes, and Plot The basis of story rests on a balanced foundation of three key elements: character, plot, and stakes. Characters are the vehicle on which readers ride into your story;

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2021 Workshop is in the works!

We are so grateful that ALL the presenters and agents have agreed to come back in 2021! We’re already hard at work, planning the best PBWW ever. In the meantime, save the date: October 9-10, 2021!

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Registration Options

General
Registration

$ 99
  • Registration for General Admission
  • 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
  • For the 2nd opportunity to pitch to an agent or editor.
Don't Forget

Refund Policy

50% refund

Before August 31st 2021

No Refund

Starting September 1st 2021

Schedule Presenters

Keynote Presenter

Keynote Workshop

We’re doing things a bit differently this year. Tiffany will be giving the same half-day workshop both Saturday and Sunday. That way you don’t have to miss other workshops you might want to attend! Tiffany’s workshop will be: The Holy Trinity of Story: Building Character, Stakes, and Plot The basis of story rests on a

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Workshop Presenters

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Kim Taylor Blakemore

Kim writes historical novels that feature fierce and often dangerous women. She writes about the thieves and servants, murderesses and mediums, grifters and frauds – the women with darker stories,

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Abel A. Nunez Jr.

Abel A. Nunez Jr. is the founder of Creative Marketing Nerds, a clever little marketing agency in Odessa, TX. His clients include: ·      Jackalopes Hockey Team (Mobile App Development) ·      Downtown Odessa,

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Shirley Jump

Shirley Jump is an award-winning, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than 70 books in 24 countries. She has written for Harlequin, Berkley and Grand

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Sarah Hamer

Sarah (Sally) Hamer, BS, MLA is eternally fascinated by people and how they ‘tick’ and works hard to incorporate individual idiosyncrasies to create living, breathing characters in her many works of

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Amber Royer

AMBER ROYER writes the CHOCOVERSE comic telenovela-style foodie-inspired space opera series, as well as the BEAN TO BAR MYSTERIES. Amber has been teaching creative writing to writers of all genres

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Jessica Capelle

Jess Capelle writes suspenseful stories across genres and has been a ghostwriter for multiple authors who unfortunately don’t write about ghosts. She is an experienced copywriter, editor, and teacher and

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Harry Hunsicker

Harry Hunsicker is the former executive vice president of the Mystery Writers of America and the author of eight crime thrillers and numerous short stories. His work has been short-listed

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Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin is a librarian and the author of the Tracked duology, published by Penguin-Random House. Tracked was named one of Paste and Teen Magazine’s Best Books of 2015, and Jenny’s essays, interviews and books have

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Rhay Christou

An American who has made her home on the small island of Cyprus, I am a writer. Six days a week, seven hours a day, I explore and write the

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Karen Casey Fitzjerrell

Karen Casey Fitzjerrell’s novel, Forgiving Effie Beck, was named to Kirkus Review’s Best Indie Books in two categories – Best Historical Novel and Best Vacation Read. In the past, Karen

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2020 agents

Kat Kerr

Kat joined Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2019 after working previously at Corvisiero Literary Agency. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors in English in 2009 and is

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Shannon Snow – CMA Agent

Shannon Snow worked in finance and marketing for 18 years before turning to her childhood first love… books and writers. She started her publishing career in 2018 and then joined

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Gina Panettieri

President, Talcott Notch Literary Being an agent is really all I can imagine doing. Books, and the amazing people who write them, have been the focus of my life for

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Amanda Leuck

Amanda Leuck began her career in media, and has worked on a TV talk show, at a fashion magazine, as a print journalist, and as an on-air traffic reporter. After

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