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2018 event

2018 Event General Information

2018 Event Overview & Details

The Permian Basin Writers Workshop, 2018 event,  gives aspiring writers a better understanding of the craft of fiction and nonfiction, prepares them for the fast-changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking and support.

Our intimate atmosphere and speaker/agent access will allow networking with a wealth of talent on both sides of the classroom.

Tips and Information

  • A continental breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided for registrants both days. No-host bar at the Meet & Greet at the Doubletree downtown.
  • Saturday – all speakers, agents and registrants are welcome.
  • Registrants will have the opportunity to pitch to an editor or agent on Sunday.  If you wish to pitch one additional time to a second agent, that may be purchased for $35 when you register.
  • Dress as you like: but if you have an agent pitch session, we recommend business casual. But whatever you decide, wear comfortable shoes!
  • We try to control the temps in the rooms, but they can tend to be cool. You may want to bring a sweater.
  • The Bookies want to foster a healthy writing community in the Permian Basin. This is an opportunity to network with other writers—don’t waste it! Introduce yourself, ask what they write. You could meet a new critique partner and friend!
  • Bring business cards.
  • Bring a notebook to take notes; we’re planning an event to overwhelm your brain!
  • There will be a bookstore onsite. Barnes & Noble will be selling writing craft books, and we’ll be selling the workshop instructor’s books as well.
  • Each workshop will have a single sheet survey. We encourage you to complete them for each session you attend: we need your feedback to improve for next year.
  • Here is our sexual harassment policy.

Hotel

Although there are many hotels to choose from, thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels – Midland Plaza for offering rooms for Saturday and Sunday night at a fantastic rate of $89 a night (plus tax). You must use code PBW in order to get this rate.

You can book the rooms online or call DoubleTree today and don’t forget to use the #PBW promo code. 1-432-683-6131

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Schedule

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Saturday

  • 8:15 – 9:00
    • Registration & Continental Breakfast provided

  • 9:00 – Noon
    • Margie Lawson Workshop

  • Noon – 1:00
    • Lunch Provided

  • 1:00 – 5:00
    • Margie Lawson Workshop

  • 2:30 Snack provided

  • 5:30 – 7:30
    • Meet & Greet for all instructors, agents and registrants at the Doubletree, downtown Midland. Come mingle and talk writing!

Sunday

Each workshop session is 1.25 hours long.
    • 7:30 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast Provided
    • 8:15 – 9:30 Session 1  (4 workshops)
      • What if Your Dialog Wasn’t Terrible? – Stephen Graham Jones
      • How to Launch Your Writing Career Quickly – David Farland
      • To Publish or Not to Publish – B. Alan Buorgeoi
      • Pushing Your Character – Reavis Wortham
 
    • 9:45 – 11:00 Session 2 (4 workshops)
      • And Now We Come to The End – Stephen Graham Jones
      • World Building – David Farland
      • Coming Up with and Expanding Story Ideas – Kristen Martin
      • Memoir – a Two-Way Mirror – Donna Johnson
 
    • 11:15 – 12:30 Session 3 (2 workshops and agent panel)
      • Workshops
        • Make Your Words Count – Reavis Wortham
        • How to Use Web-Based Books to Build Business – Arlene Gale
      • Agent Panel
        • Jeanie Loiacono
        • Kimberly Jago
        • Nicole Payne
 
    • 12:30 – 1:15 Lunch Provided
 
    • 1:15 – 2:30 Session 4 (4 workshops)
      • Build a Character-Build a Book/part 1 – Christie Craig
      • Legal Issues for Authors – Manning Wolfe
      • Stop Dreading Outlining – Kristen Martin
      • Humor in Personal Narrative – Donna Johnson
 
    • 2:00 Snack Provided
 
  • 2:45 – 4:00 Session 5 (4 workshops)
    • Build a Character-Build a Book/part 2 – Christie Craig
    • How To Book –  Arlene Gale
    • Marketing Renegade Style – B. Alan Buorgeois
    • Writing a Thriller – Manning Wolfe
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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


We will do our best to accommodate you, but please know that we cannot be held responsible for food allergies, etc. If you are concerned about this, you may need to make other arrangements for meals.

Please provide any dietary restrictions.

Submit form before proceeding to payment button.


Choose Registration Fee

General Registration
$99.00
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General Registration + One Agent Pitch
$134.00
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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


We will do our best to accommodate you, but please know that we cannot be held responsible for food allergies, etc. If you are concerned about this, you may need to make other arrangements for meals.

Please provide any dietary restrictions.

Submit form before proceeding to payment button.


Choose Registration Fee

Early Registration
$49.00
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Early Registration + One Additional Agent Pitch
$84.00
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If you requested an 2nd opportunity to pitch to an agent, you must prepay here.

Pitch To Agent
$35.00
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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


We will do our best to accommodate you, but please know that we cannot be held responsible for food allergies, etc. If you are concerned about this, you may need to make other arrangements for meals.

Please provide any dietary restrictions.

Submit form before proceeding to payment button.


Choose Registration Fee

Student Registration
$25.00
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Student Registration + One Agent Pitch
$60.00
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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


We will do our best to accommodate you, but please know that we cannot be held responsible for food allergies, etc. If you are concerned about this, you may need to make other arrangements for meals.

Please provide any dietary restrictions.

Submit form before proceeding to payment button.


Early Registration
$49.00
Processing ...

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


We will do our best to accommodate you, but please know that we cannot be held responsible for food allergies, etc. If you are concerned about this, you may need to make other arrangements for meals.

Please provide any dietary restrictions.

Submit form before proceeding to payment button.


Early Registration
$49.00
Processing ...
Student Registration
$25.00
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NOTE: If you selected a 2nd opportunity to pitch to an agent, you must prepay in the previous page under Registration Options.

Reminder to pay for 2nd agent pitch