Attracting major authors of both literary and popular fiction, non-fiction, screenplay and poetry, The Kaua‘i Writers Conference features writing and publishing workshops, one-on-one pitch sessions and manuscript critiques with influential literary agents. Whether you’re new to writing or have a book ready to publish, this event provides a rare opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best while immersed in Kauai’s otherwordly beauty.
Conference highlights include sessions with Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley and Hawai‘i-born Kaui Hart Hemmings, whose book, The Descendants, was turned into an Oscar-winning film. A few of the notable conference faculty include Jon Fine, former Director of Author and Publisher Relations for Amazon; Garth Stein, the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain; Sara Gruen, author of the runaway bestseller Water for Elephants; and Christina Baker Kline, whose book Orphan Train spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at No. 1, has 3.5 million copies in print, and is under consideration for a movie.
Pre conference Master Classes are also available for those looking for a more intimate experience. Maui residents quality for a Kama‘aina Discount. Email [email protected] for more details.