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2018 Books-in-Progress Conference


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The 2018 Books-in-Progress Conference, featuring award-winning author Crystal Wilkinson (The Birds of Opulence, Blackberries, Blackberries, Water Street) is May 31-June 2, 2018, with optional pre-conference sessions and a welcome reception.

Wilkinson, one of Southern Living's Southerners of the Year, will keynote.

Immerse yourself in craft and business workshops led by top authors and writing professionals, including Manuel Gonzales, Robert Gipe, Writer's Digest editor Jessica Strawser, and more. Topics include revision, fiction, nonfiction, YA, publishing, and more.

Don't miss the early bird rate! Register before April 16 for a discounted rate of $175 (plus optional add-ons). After April 16, the price increases to $195.

The Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference also offers participants once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to pitch their book ideas to literary agents from New York City. This year, we are excited to features agents Arielle Datz of Dunow, Carlson, & Learner Literary Agency and Stacy Testa of Writers House, A Literary Agency +$25. Limited spots available; sign up soon!

For more details and to register, visit CarnegieCenterLex.org or call 859-254-4175 ext. 21. A preliminary agenda is available on our website.