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August 12 – 14, 2016

Opening KeynoteKwame Alexander

Opening Keynote
Kwame Alexander

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Crossover; Booked; He Said, She Said

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Central KeynoteDavid Baldacci

Central Keynote
David Baldacci

Global #1 Bestselling Author of Absolute Power; Memory Man; The Escape

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Closing KeynoteEmily St. John Mandel

Closing Keynote
Emily St. John Mandel

New York Times bestselling author of Station Eleven; The Singer's Gun

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Write Better. Get Published. Build Your Network. The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference offers everything you need to advance creatively and professionally as a writer—no matter what stage of your career. And it’s all brought to you by Writer’s Digest, the experts at nurturing and developing new writers for more than 90 years.


We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you’re a creative person. You’re someone whose mind is always working. And since you’re a writer, your daydreams probably turn to story ideas, plot points, character motivation. In other words, you probably don’t suffer from a lack of ideas.

But as you stare out at that vast idea garden, how do you know which ones to cultivate and which ones to yank out at the root? How do you know what’s good?

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Emily St. John Mandel Announced as Closing Keynote

Writer’s Digest is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist Emily St. John Mandel to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference's keynote lineup.

Emily’s breakout novel, Station Eleven, was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of both the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Toronto Book Award—and has been translated into 27 languages.

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