In its fifth year, the 2019 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 12th & 13th, 2019. 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!

2019 News

A Change of Agents

Terrie Wolfe had a scheduling conflict, and won’t be able to make the Workshop this year. But never fear, we have another New York agent coming! Sharon Belcastro is co-founder of Belcastro Agency. A full-service boutique literary agency, Belcastro Agency specializes in adult genre fiction (mystery, suspense, thriller, etc.) and is actively building their young adult list across all genres. Regardless of genre, Sharon is looking for novels that are unusual, dramatic and meaningful featuring

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Oh, the Workshops!

Have you looked at the board array of workshops we have scheduled for this year? If not, head over to the ‘2019 Event Workshops’ page. But here’s a quick list of titles to fire you up! Social Schizophrenia: Building a Brand WITHOUT Losing Your Mind Understanding the Antagonist: How to Write Novels Readers CANNOT Put Down Teen Themes: What Makes a Novel YA? Embracing Your Writing Process—No Matter How Stupid Someone Else Thinks It Is

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Our Host Hotel

The Doubletree downtown Midland will again be supporting the PBWW, in a big way. First, by offering us rooms at the amazing rate of $90 a night (which, given the price of oil, is an unbelievable deal, believe me). Even if you’re a local, you may want to stay so the fam can have a fun weekend out! Secondly, they’ll again be hosting our Saturday night, ‘Meet ‘n Greet’, and you’re not going to want

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Early Bird Registration is open – with T-Shirts!

You’re going to want to jump on the early-bird price – just $49 until May 31. After that, it’s the usual $99. So hop over and register today! And this year, we’re offering PBWW T-shirts! Available in black on white, white on red, white on black. Sizes from S – 6XL for only $23 (including shipping). We will be selling a few at the conference, but there’s no guarantee we’ll have the color you want,

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You Don’t Have to Wait Until October!

Let’s face it; October is a looong way away. But in the meantime, the Permian Basin Bookies are hosting one day craft workshops! The first will be held on Saturday, February 16, from 9 am – 4:30 pm at the F. Marie Hall on the Midland Campus (the same building where the October workshop is held).  Teacher and craft speaker, Shirley Jump, will hold an interactive discussion about Plotting. All this, and lunch too, for

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PBWW 2018 Attendees

PBWW Returns in 2019

Happy New Year! The good news – there will be a Permian Basin Writers Workshop in 2019! We’ve secured the same amazing space on the Midland College Campus and are busy lining up speakers and agents for October. Do your writing a favor and save the date: October 12-13, 2019. The format will be the same as last year: All-day workshop on Saturday – This year’s presenter, Kristen Lamb, an international speaker, writing and social

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Schedule Presenters

Saturday Presenter

Kristen Lamb

Kristen Lamb is an international speaker, writing and social media expert, and the author of the top resource for author branding in the digital age, “Rise of the Machines–Human Authors in a Digital World.” She’s also the author of the #1 best-selling books, “We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media,” and “Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.” She’s an award-winning blogger and was ranked as Writer’s Digest Magazine’s “Top 101 Websites for Writers.” 

Sunday Presenter

Anne Mateer

Anne Mateer

Anne Mateer has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She is the author of four historical novels and two historical romance novellas. Her book At

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Larry D. Sweezy

Larry D. Sweazy

Larry D. Sweazy (pronounced: Swayzee) is the author of fourteen mystery and western novels, including See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery, A Thousand Falling Crows, Vengeance at Sundown, and The Rattlesnake Season. He

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Becky Martinez

Becky Martinez

Becky Martinez is an Emmy award-winning former broadcast journalist who currently writes fiction as well as non-fiction books on writing. Her non-fiction books include the Let’s Write a Story series,

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Angela Ackerman

Angela Ackerman

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of the bestselling book, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (now an expanded 2nd edition), as well as six other thesaurus

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Donna Johnson

Donna M. Johnson is the author of Holy Ghost Girl, a memoir deemed “enthralling” by the New York Times and “compulsively readable” by Texas Monthly. The book made the Oprah.com

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Julie Glover

Julie writes cozy mysteries and young adult fiction. Her debut YA novel, Sharing Hunter, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and her award-winning Daring Charlotte will be coming soon. Under the pen name Jules

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Lori Freeland

An encourager at heart, author, editor, and writing coach Lori Freeland holds a BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and lives in the Dallas area. She’s presented workshops

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Susan Donovan

Susan Donovan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels and novellas published by St. Martin’s Press, Penguin USA/Berkeley Books, HQN, Amazon, and Hachette. She’s

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Janice Hardy

Janice Hardy Janice Hardy is the founder of Fiction University, and the author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, where she tapped into her own dark side to

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Darynda Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious RITA®, a Golden Heart®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and

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2019 agents

Sharon Belcastro

Sharon Belcastro is co-founder of Belcastro Agency. A full-service boutique literary agency, Belcastro Agency specializes in adult genre fiction (mystery, suspense, thriller, etc.) and is actively building their young adult

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Marlene Stringer

Marlene Stringer founded The Stringer Literary Agency LLC in 2008, following almost eight years with Barbara Bova Literary Agency. As a full-service agency based in Naples, Florida, Stringerlit represents a

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Marlo Berliner

Marlo Berliner is an award-winning young adult author, freelance editor, and bookseller. She joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in March 2018 as an editorial intern after having completed

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Registration Options


$ 99
  • Price effective April, 1st 2019
  • Refunds will not be offered
    on or after Sept. 1st


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


$ 35
  • For the 2nd opportunity to pitch to an agent or editor.
Don't Forget


$ 23
  • 3 Color Options
  • S-6XL Size Options