DFW workshop opens doors for new writers

By Christy Andersen/reporter

The DFW Writers Workshop will host its second annual DFW Writers Conference May 2-3 at the Grapevine Convention Center.

The workshop includes 40 sessions with topics such as development of better characters and plotlines in fiction writing and the publishing process from start to finish.

Students and educators with a valid ID will receive a reduced price admission of $125.

Kyle White, a DFW Writers Workshop member and conference organizer, said all levels of writers should attend this networking event.

“This is a very important event to attend if you are trying to establish a writing career,” he said. “There will be several experienced writers who can give advice and introduce beginner writers to the right people.”

Literary agents will be on hand to conduct interviews and New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer will present the keynote speech at the conference.

“If you have a written novel to pitch to the agents, I highly suggest you do,” White said. “And don’t be intimidated. Agents are people too.”

For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.dfwwritersconference.org.