“This conference is where you go from thinking about being a writer to becoming one.” – Vincent Alascia
Welcome to the 5th Annual Avondale Writers Conference now being called The Southwest Valley Writers Conference. We are currently accepting submissions to speak at this year’s conference. To apply to speak CLICK HERE.
This one-day event is designed to allow you to connect with industry professionals and other writers who have gathered to share their knowledge and love of writing. Each fall, writers (and would-be writers) of all genres come to the Valley of the Sun to hear speakers and participate in workshops in order to hone their current skills and learn some new ones.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Ignite the Spark, Light the Fire”— Whether you are looking for an editor, or hoping to learn more about the aspects of plot and character, you’ll find many wonderful and useful sessions that will inspire you.
In past years, we have hosted notable authors, editors, and agents as speakers, including J. A. Jance, Peter Bowerman, and Laura DiSilverio. This year’s list of speakers is no less impressive.
Join us in Avondale, just southwest of Phoenix, for a day spent with others who are as passionate about writing as you are, and come away with tools and inspiration to take your own writing career to the next level.
Conference proceeds benefit The Friends of the Avondale Libraries, a Not-for-Profit (501c3) organization.