The 2016 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 22 to July 24 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose focus this year was “Pulitzer—A Century of Excellence: People, Politics, and Public Affairs,” featured workshops in creative nonfiction as well as panel discussions, lectures, readings, and pitch sessions with agents. Participating nonfiction writers included Margo Jefferson, Gilbert King, and Sheryl WuDunn. Tuition, which included some meals, is $425. Pitch sessions with agents were available for an additional $50. Rooms at the conference hotel were available for $116 per night. Registration was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or 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.