The 2019 Writers Conference will be held Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17.
Our conference will focus on craft, skill-development, and community building. Get your manuscript polished and submission-ready with how-to sessions, editing and critique, and community building. Thursday - Saturday is for adult and teen writers. Sunday is just for the kids.

All sessions are First Come, First Served. Building a schedule does NOT guarantee a spot and is for informational purposes only.

Featured Speakers

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Eric Obenauf

Two Dollar Radio


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Hebah Amin-Headley

Johnson County Library
Information Specialist
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Giselle Anatol

The University of Kansas
avatar for Jenn Bailey

Jenn Bailey

Author and Editor
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Jessica Conoley

Author, Editor, Speaker, & Authorpreneurship Coach
avatar for Phil Denver

Phil Denver

Bard Coaching
avatar for Alex Espy

Alex Espy

Mesner Puppet Theater
Education Director
avatar for Cassandra Gillig

Cassandra Gillig

Johnson County Library
Conference Organizer
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Ashley Grill

Johnson County Mental Health
Peer Engagement Specialist
avatar for Helen Hokanson

Helen Hokanson

Johnson County Library
Conference Organizer
avatar for Stephanie Iser

Stephanie Iser

KC Zine Con
avatar for Joseph Keeh

Joseph Keeh

Johnson County Library
Conference Organizer
avatar for Chris Koppenhaver

Chris Koppenhaver

Johnson County Library
Conference Organizer
avatar for Polly McCann

Polly McCann

Flying Ketchup Press
Managing Editor
avatar for Cindy McDermot

Cindy McDermot

McD Media
avatar for Kate McNair

Kate McNair

Conference Organizer
avatar for Huascar Medina

Huascar Medina

Poet Laureate of Kansas
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Jacob Meyer

New Friends Photography
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Michael Price

English Landing Films
avatar for Andres Rodriguez

Andres Rodriguez

University of Kansas
Graduate Writing Specialist
avatar for Andy Rowe

Andy Rowe

Business Trainer, Instructional Designer, Writer
avatar for Bob Snodgrass

Bob Snodgrass

Ascend Books
Publisher and CEO
avatar for Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan

NaNoWriMo Liason
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Abigail Walden

KC Zine Con
avatar for Tiffany White

Tiffany White

Writers Untapped
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Lezlie Revelle Zucker

Pot Luck Productions