Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention

June 15-17, 2018
Renaissance Hotel

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Gateway Con!
Presented by
St. Louis Writers Guild

Affiliated Organizations

Main Street Books

St. Louis Publishers Association 

St. Louis Press Club

Missouri Romance Writers of America

Sisters in Crime
Greater St. Louis Chapter

Saturday Writers

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Gateway to Publishing

Conference and Convention!

St. Louis Writers Guild's annual writers conference. The weekend long event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel and feature multiple workshop tracks for writers, a book fair, and events for readers.


June 15, 16, and 17, 2018
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

At the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO
Across from Lambert International Airport

A Conference for Writers and a Convention for Readers!
Writing Workshops
Master Classes
Pitch Sessions
Remote Pitch Sessions
Networking Events
Your Books on Display
Meet Industry Professionals
Critiques of Your Work

A Writer's Conference to take the next step on the
Road to Publishing

Meet Your Favorite Author
Author Signings
Tons of Author Panels
Main Street Books!!!
A Hall of Authors
Free to Attend

Connect with your Favorite Author or Genre, and Discover New Books to Explore

Sponsor Gateway Con
Ads in the Program
Get a Table in the Hall of Authors
Vendor Room to
Connect with Attendees
Panels of Authors to
Connect with Readers

Connect with Readers,
or Find Your Next Client
at this Conference of
Industry Professionals
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Schedule for Gateway Con
Find out what St. Louis Writers Guild is planning. 
Closer to the event we will post a pdf of the program and the full schedule for both the Writer's Conference and the Reader's Convention. 
Speakers Appearing at Gateway Con
Discover who will be speaking, 
read their biographies, and more. 
Information is coming soon! 
Register for the Writer's Conference 
Find the fees, benefits, and more. Then follow the link to Eventbrite to register for the Writer's Conference at Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention. 
Register for the Author Hall 
Find the fees and benefits to have a table in the Author Hall at the Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention. Then follow the link to Eventbrite to register for a table. 
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Become a sponsor of the Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention. Find out the different levels and benefits that are being offered or get an ad in the program. Opportunities abound to get the word our about your book, your company, or your writing services to the entire conference! 
Get Away to Gateway Con!

Looking for a place to write, but don’t want to spend all weekend in a writer’s conference? Escape to the Renaissance Hotel for a writing retreat and book fair. Find a quiet place in your room to write, with scenic views and more luxury than home. Afterward, let your brain relax while your muse is energized at the exciting book fair events going on all weekend. Author and Writing Workshop Coordinator, Kathleen Kayembe, will be hosting a series of write-ins and writing times throughout the weekend. Plus, don’t miss her Master Class on Friday.


Book at least TWO nights at the Renaissance Hotel during Gateway Con and receive…

  • Invitation to the Gala Luncheon on Saturday afternoon (Can be used by a spouse/assistant if already registered. No need for a second ticket.)
  • Drink ticket for the Book Party on Friday Night
  • The Scribe 2015 – A print copy of the end of the year collection for St. Louis Writer’s Guild’s Literary Magazine
  • Raffle Tickets – One Grand Prize Raffle Ticket and one regular raffle ticket.
  • Free Wifi and Free Parking
  • Discount on the Master Classes at Gateway Con (save $10)
  • Writing desk in the room, and a private getaway at a luxury hotel.
  • Access to the pool and other hotel amenities 
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

(includes free parking)


Start date: 6/14/18, End date: 6/17/18

Last day to book: 5/24/18


Marriott hotels special group rate:

$112.00 USD  per night

Having trouble booking your room?
We want to know... please email SLWG
at President @ stlwritersguild(.)org

You can make reservations via phone, but be certain to mention Gateway Con to get the conference rate!
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel (314) 429-1100
Have a question about Gateway Con or St. Louis Writers Guild please
contact us at info (at) stlwritersguild (dot) org

Would you like to be a Volunteer at Gateway Con please
contact us at president (at) stlwritersguild (dot) org

Thank you to those who advertised within the Gateway Con 2017 Program