August 23-25, 2019 | New York City

Writer’s Digest Conference Schedule

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference offers a balanced program covering the fundamentals of craft—delving into specific genres and techniques—along with the business of being a writer, from traditional and self-publishing paths, promotion and marketing strategies, and managing a sustainable career. Customize your experience to meet your specific interests and needs by choosing sessions from our core tracks: Craft—Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenwriting, Memoir and Poetry—Genre, Business of Writing, and new interactive sessions to help kickstart your writing.

We’re putting the finishing touches on what we expect to be our best program yet. Check back often, and be sure to sign up for our enewsletter to receive session and speaker updates as they’re announced!


Pre-Conference Workshops | Thursday, August 22nd
WDC 19 will once again feature intensive, all-day pre-conference workshops TBA.

Keynote Book Signings | Following each keynote
Score selected works from our keynote speakers at our conference bookstore and get your copy personally signed!

Cocktail Reception | Saturday, August 24th @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Enjoy a complimentary drink on us and unwind with old and new friends, including WD staff and many of our speakers, before heading out to explore New York City. You can also make plans in the conference’s Facebook group, available exclusively for WDC19 attendees.

Book Signings | Saturday, August 24th @6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
One of the best parts of attending WDC19? The chance to meet and connect with your favorite writers in person! In addition to our Keynote Book Signings, multiple authors will be signing books during the cocktail party—and you’ll be able to purchase select titles at our conference bookstore. 

Additional events will be announced here, so check back often for updates or sign up for our email newsletter and don’t miss anything!