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For decades the TMCC Writers' Conference has brought in the West's best literary experts to help writers attain their dream.
 
Discover how to craft compelling reads, market your work and engage agents during this event featuring outstanding literary professionals. Laura McBride’s novel We Are Called to Rise has received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly and Library Journal, and was rated the fourth bestseller among all Kindle books. True crime writer and journalist Cathy Scott, author of Los Angeles Times Bestseller The Killing of Tupac Shakur, has lectured at the Library of Congress. Celeste Leon, whose novel Luck is Just the Beginning, won the Best First Book in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards. Short story master Mark Maynard, founder of the Sierra Literary Alliance, was awarded the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award.  Young adult novelist Tracy Clark has received great reviews from Booklist, Kirkus and the School Library Journal. In addition, the literary agent panel discussion featuring agents Jen Hunt from the Booker Albert Agency, Gordon Warnock a founding partner at Fuse Literary and Jennifer March Soloway from The Andrea Brown Agency encourage you to ask your most pressing questions. You can also register for a private, 10-minute session with one of the event’s agents for an additional $32. Bring your lunch or buy lunch for $14 and visit with our speakers.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $129.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Sierra Bldg. Location : 
  TMCC Sierra Bldg..

Instructor : TBA Staff 

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THESE PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO REGISTERED WRITERS' CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS.  His fiction list includes high-concept commercial, suspense, women’s fiction, and contemporary literary fiction for adults and YA. He also represents graphic novels and verse novels for adults. 

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $32.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Sierra Bldg. Location : 
  TMCC Sierra Bldg..

Instructor : Gordon Warnock 

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THESE PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO REGISTERED WRITERS' CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS.  Areas of interest for Jennifer include: Historicals: Historical romance, historical time travels, historical fantasy, historical inspirational, historical paranormal, historical mysteries. (Nothing post the 1940s) Science Fiction/Space Opera – must include world building and well detailed environments. (Prefer a hint of romance) Fantasy – same as above Military Sci-Fi  Dystopian/ Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk/Gaslight/ Diesel-punk/ Cyberpunk – would also prefer some romantic element. I want strong female characters. I also want strong male characters. They can be gay, straight, metro, or lumberjack – whatever – but make them real and memorable. Give them flaws, give them something to fight for, and give them something to grow from. I will consider YA in these areas but no sex, rape, or drug abuse (or abuse of any kind). Also no stories set in a high school environment. Remember, not all of us liked being in high school.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $32.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Sierra Bldg. Location : 
  TMCC Sierra Bldg..

Instructor : Jennifer Hunt 

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THESE PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO REGISTERED WRITERS' CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS.  Jennifer is an Associate Agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, an agency that specializes in children’s literature. She enjoys all genres and categories of children’s literature, such as laugh-out-loud picture books and middle-grade adventures, but her sweet spot is young adult. Although she mostly represents children’s literature, she is also open to adult fiction.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $32.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Sierra Bldg. Location : 
  TMCC Sierra Bldg..

Instructor : Jennifer March Soloway 

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A buffet of cold deli meats, cheeses and salads. Cookie and iced tea or water included.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 12:05 PM - 1:15 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $14.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Red Mountain Bldg. Location : 
  TMCC Red Mountain Bldg..

Instructor : TBA Staff 

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