The 2018 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 20 to July 22 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose theme this year was “Are You Not Entertained? Real People. Real Stories. Real Storytelling,” featured workshops in creative nonfiction as well as panel discussions, lectures, readings, and pitch sessions with agents. Participating nonfiction writers included Christopher Goffard, Diana B. Henriques, and Lindy West. Participating agents included Farley Chase (Chase Literary), Jim Donovan ( Jim Donovan Literary), Jim Hornfischer (Hornfischer Literary), David R. Patterson (Stuart Krichevsky Literary), and BJ Robbins (BJ Robbins Literary). Tuition, which included meals, was $425. Pitch sessions with agents were available for an additional $50. Lodging at the conference hotel was available for $118 per night. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle, #311460, Denton, TX 76203. (940) 565-4778.