The Writer’s Conference at Gateway Con

June 14 - 16, 2019
Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, MO

 
 

$200 to attend the writer’s conference (until 12/31). Can be paid in installments.
Included with Registration:
One In-Person Pitch Session & One Remote Pitch Session, more if available.
Access to all the Writer’s Conference & Book Fair Events
Have your book sold at the SLWG Table in the Book Fair
And more…
$30 Manuscript Consultation (submit 1st 10 pages before the conference, 30 min consultation at the event. Limited spaces available, only available to registered attendees.
$50 Master Class, a two-hour in-depth workshop taught by an industry professionals. Open to all.

 
 
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Visit the Gateway Con Registration Page
or Click Below to Visit Eventbrite Directly

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The Schedule for the Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention

Schedule is subject to change, details will be added when available

The Writer’s Conference

Registrations includes - access to all Writer’s Conference events listed below, at least one in-person pitch sessions, at least one remote pitch session, plus first options on Master Classes, and the ability to sign up for an Editorial Consultation. See a full list on the Registration Page.
SLWG Member $200
Regular Registration $200
prices will increase on Oct 31, 2018


Friday, June 14, 2019

10am - Registration Opens
10am - Welcome to Gateway Con
10:30-Noon - Workshop - Perfecting Your Pitch - What to expect at a pitch, and how to craft a pitch.
Noon to 1pm - Break
1-2:30pm - Panel: Author Side of Publishing - What happens after writing the book…
2:30-3:30pm - Workshop
3:30-4pm - Break
4-4:30pm - Meet the Faculty
4:30-6pm - 1st Page Reading - Submit 5 copies of the 1st 2 pages of your manuscript, to be read aloud for agents and publishers who will comment about the opening.
6-8pm Master Classes - an additional $50 for these in-depth sessions
6-6:30pm - SLWG Author Series
6:30-8pm - Genre Talk
8pm - Write-in (Writer’s Lounge)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

7am - Write-in
9am - Registration Opens
9-10am - Marquee Panel - The Speakers discuss a topic relevant to today’s writer.
10am - Pitch Session Begin
10am - Author Workshop
10am - Perfecting Your Pitch Recap
10am - Ask the Expert
11-11:30am - Break
11:30am - Author Workshop
11:30am - Lit Org Workshop
12:30-2pm - Gala Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
2pm - Author Workshop
2pm - Lit Org Workshop
2pm - Ask the Expert
3pm - Author Workshop
3pm - Lit Org Workshops
3pm - Ask the Expert
4-4:30pm - Break
4:30-5:30pm - Ask the Publishing Experts
6-8pm Book Party! and Award Ceremony
*More workshops could be added

Sunday, June 16, 2019

8am - Write-in
10am to Noon - Master Class
10am - Writer Panel
10am - 5+5 Critique Group Workshop
11am - Writer Panel
11am - Writer Panel
12pm - Write Pack Radio Live

Book Fair

All events at the Gateway Con Book Fair are FREE with the exception of the Master Classes. Please register for events because space is limited. Tickets will be available soon on Eventbrite.


Friday, June 14, 2019

5pm - Book Fair Opens
5pm - Readings in the Author Hall
6-6:30pm - SLWG Author Series
6:30-8pm - Genre Talk
8pm - Write-in (Join us in the Writer’s Lounge)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

7am - Write-in (Join us in the Writer’s Lounge)
10am - Book Fair Opens
10am - Young Writers Workshop (4th-8th Grades)
11am - Young Writers Workshop 2 (6th-12th Grades)
12-12:30pm - Readings from the Winners of the Gateway Con Young Writers CON-test
12:30pm - Writing Workshop (High School and Adults)
1:30 - Write-in / Reading (Book Fair)
3-5pm - Documentary Film
5pm - Readings from the Author Hall
6-8pm - Book Party and Awards
8pm - Write-in (Join us in the Writer’s Lounge)

Sunday, June 16, 2019
10am - Writer Panel
11am - Writer Panel
12am - Write Pack Radio Live

Master Classes are from 10am to Noon
only $50, sign up online or at the event*
*if space is available

 
A look back at Gateway Con 2018 June 15-17, 2018 Renaissance Hotel St. Louis Presented by St. Louis Writers Guild To learn more about the Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention please visit stlwritersguild.org Join us next year Pleas consider donating to the wonderful organization Got Your Six Support Dogs Thank you to the other organizations that joined Gateway Con this year - St.