The 2011 Harriette Austin Writers Conference will take place July 22 and 23 in Athens, Georgia. From the website –
Greatest writers conference in the SE of the US and one of the best in the US total. 17 years this conference has taken place bringing in hundreds of agents, editors, publisher reps, and hundreds more established to beginning writers. All of them to share and learn from each other in Athens, Georgia.
This is a favorite for me, because it’s where I went two years ago and got great feedback from my manuscript critique. It’s where the agent told me to start sending out queries. It’s where I met some awesome agents, editors and writers. It’s where I drank one glass of wine too many and woke up with a terrible hangover. You might want to leave off that last part when you go.
And go you should! Mary Kole, an agent from Andrea Brown Literary Agency, will be there and she’s awesome. Also speaking will be author Evelyn Coleman who is informative and super entertaining.
If I hadn’t gone, I probably wouldn’t have sent out queries and found my agent. And if it can happen for me, it can happen for anybody. Seriously.
I’m heading up early Friday morning and spending the night. I’d love to see you there!