The Gotham Writers Conference was held from October 25 to October 26 at the Ace Hotel in New York City. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event was open to fiction and nonfiction writers. The first day of the conference featured panels, presentations, and a happy hour; the second day of the conference featured pitching roundtables with literary agents. The faculty included fiction writers Susan Breen, Seth Fried, and Kody Keplinger; and nonfiction writer Kim Liao. Participating agents included Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary), Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Kerry D’Agostino (Curtis Brown), Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management), Jim McCarthy (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret), Alec Shane (Writers House), JL Stermer (New Leaf Literary), and Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary). The cost of the conference was $595 for both days or $245 for the first day. Registration for the first day of the conference was first come, first served. To attend the second day of the conference, writers submitted a query and the first 10 pages of a manuscript-in-progress. There was no application fee; admissions were made on a rolling basis. Lodging was available at nearby hotels. Visit the website for more information.
Gotham Writers Conference, Gotham Writers Workshop, 555 8th Avenue, Suite 1402, New York, NY 10018. (212) 974-8377.