Can You Keep up with our Keynotes?

Our keynote speakers have been busy. Pretty much in the ways you’d expect—writing, instructing, landing on the New York Times bestseller list. In fact, we’re feeling pretty excited we locked them down for this summer’s Writer’s Digest Annual Conference! And if you want to make the most of your trip to New York, one of the ways you can do it is by familiarizing yourself with their work.

Why? Well not only will it make their keynotes more meaningful, you can also connect with them in person. Each keynote speaker will be signing after their talk, so whether you read their book ahead of time, or purchase it at our onsite bookstore, you’ll nab a signature a moment to ask them about their work.

Each of these authors has plenty of books to recommend, but if you’re looking for a place to start, here are our picks:

Lisa Scottoline, Opening Keynote

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool - Lisa Scottoline, with daughter Fancesca Serritella

Released July 11


Release August 15


Richard Russo, Central Keynote


Released May 2017



David Levithan, Closing Keynote  

Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist

David also recently won the Tribune literary award!

So read your picks, make your plans, and then catch up in person!