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

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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Key Presentation Saturday

We’re doing things a little differently this year. Instead of a full day presentation on Saturday, our key presenter, Angela Ackerman, will be giving the same 3 hour presentation in the morning and the afternoon. We will be running other workshops at the same time, so you have choices on Saturday, too! Here’s what Angela will be presenting – and you won’t want to miss it! Winning the Reader’s Heart: Building Characters Who Are True

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Schedule Presenters

Keynote Presenter

Workshop Presenters

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Kim Taylor Blakemore

One more workshop presenter! Meet Kim: Kim Taylor Blakemore writes historical novels that feature fierce and often dangerous women. She writes about the thieves and servants, murderesses and soiled doves,

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Kathleen Baldwin

Kathleen Baldwin has written several award-winning Regency romantic comedies including Mistaken Kiss, a Holt Medallion Finalist. Her alternate historical fantasy for teens, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, was a Junior Library

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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 (Free Chocolate, Pure Chocolate available from Angry Robot Books, Fake Chocolate indie published).  She has been teaching creative writing to

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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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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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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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Chrysa Keenon

Chrysa Keenon has always loved stories—both reading and writing them. Her degree from Taylor University’s acclaimed Professional Writing program helped her learn a thing or two about the craft, and

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