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4th Annual

Permian Basin Writer's Workshop

October 13-14, 2018

Midland, Texas

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2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Event Details

In its fourth year, the 2018 Permian Basin Writers’ Workshop annual event will feature writing coaches, agents, and publishers from around the country. Don’t miss this incredible once a year opportunity to move your writing career forward.

This two day workshop event will be in Midland, Texas on October 13th & 14th this year. Your presence is welcomed and appreciated. Just like Permian Basin Writers’ Workshops in the past, you will benefit from listening to incredible speakers and have fun building friendship with other writers. Participants have enjoyed this event and are returning to it again.  

Registration Options

STUDENT REGISTRATION

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

EVENT DAY REGISTRATION

$ 99
  • Price effective March 19, 2018
  • 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.
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2018 Presenters

margie lawson is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Margie Lawson

Margie Lawson — editor and international presenter – teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners. Margie loves teaching writers how to make their writing strong. She’s presented over 120 full day master classes in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France, as well as taught multi-day intensives on cruises in the Caribbean. Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches for boosting them toward contracts, awards, and bestseller lists. To learn about Margie’s 5-day Immersion Master Classes (in 2018, in Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Richmond, Calgary, Atlanta, and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, Australia), full day and weekend workshops, keynote speeches, online courses through Lawson Writer’s Academy, lecture packets, and newsletter, please visit: www.margielawson.com
Christy Craig is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Christie Craig

Christie Craig, AKA C.C. Hunter, a New York Times Bestseller, is an Alabama native, a multi-published writer, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. Author of thirty-nine books, she brings humor and heart to all her works. She currently hangs her hat in Texas and when she’s not writing her humorous romantic suspense she writes young adult novels under the pen name C.C. Hunter. Learn more at www.CCHunterBooks.com or www.christie-craig.com.

Manning Wolfe, author is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Manning Wolfe

Manning Wolfe, an author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers with a salting of Texas bullshit. The first in her series, featuring Austin Lawyer Merit Bridges, is Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs Boots King. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.

David Farland, author is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

David Farland

David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards—including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize—for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known, however, for his New York Times bestselling fantasy series The Runelords.

Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He has been a movie producer, and he has even lived in China working as a screenwriter for a major fantasy film franchise.

As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, the one of the largest worldwide writing competitions for new fantasy and science fiction authors. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.

Reavis Wortham, author is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Reavis Z. Wortham

Reavis Z. Wortham is the author of the critically acclaimed Red River historical mysteries. His first novel, The Rock Hole, was listed by Kirkus Reviews as one of their Top 12 Mysteries of 2011. Recently, True West Magazine included Dark Places, the 5th novel in the series, as one of 2015’s Top 12 Modern Westerns. His new high octane contemporary thriller series by Kensington Publishing features Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke and released in June, 2017 to popular and critical acclaim.

Kirsten Martin, author

Kristen Martin

Kristen Martin is the Amazon bestselling author of THE ALPHA DRIVE trilogy and SHADOW CROWN series, as well as a Writing Coach, Podcaster, and YouTuber. She currently lives in Southeast Texas and loves all things young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. Kristen prides herself on helping aspiring authors reach their dreams of publication, and loves connecting with like-minded writers and readers via social media.

Stephen Graham Jones is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen novels and six story collections, and, so far, one comic book. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction and the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, has won a few This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the Shirley Jackson Award a few times each. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels. Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Donna M. Johnson author is a speaker at the 2018 Permian Basin Writers' Workshop

Donna M. Johnson

Donna M. Johnson is the author of Holy Ghost Girl, a memoir critically acclaimed by the New York Times, O Magazine, Texas Monthly, Beliefnet, NPR’s Interfaith Voices, People and many other publications. Donna’s work has been collected in several anthologies including Beyond Belief. She has written about religion, family and culture for Psychology Today, Shambhala Sun, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman and other publications. She lives in Austin where she teaches writing workshops and is currently at work on a project that combines investigative journalism with personal narrative.

B. Alan Bourgeois

B. Alan Bourgeois

B. Alan Bourgeois is an award-winning author of one book and several short stories.  He has worked tirelessly helping to promote Texas Authors for 7 years through a variety of nonprofits, programs and events around Texas.  As a former publisher, and a published author of several books, his expertise and knowledge has helped hundreds of authors around the country.  Let him help guide you through the maze of marketing and the ever changing world of publishing.

Arlen Gale

Arlene Gale

Arlene Gale, “The Book Writing Business Coach,” specializes in helping create step-by-step writing action plans to produce sellable books highlighting an expert message (no matter if it’s a professional and personal story) in a powerful and profitable way. The book becomes the credibility piece for accessing more: media, speaking, clients, profits. Arlene’s 30 years of writing and marketing experience with businesses around the world focuses on creating a strong marketing foundation from the start for books. Arlene is an international and national award-winning author and highly sought-after international speaker. Contact: BookWritingBusiness.com for information on services and workshops, FREE guidebook, and “Book Writing Tips.” E-mail: Arlene@BookWritingBusiness.com

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2018 Registration


Tell us a bit about you - it'll help us plan for future workshops!




Would you like to be contacted to set up a pitch session with an agent of publisher after the lineup is set?

Dietary Restriction


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