July 22-24, 2021


Make connections. Make memories.

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is designed for you to experience countless opportunities for both formal networking and informal shop-talking and sightseeing! Spend the weekend with hundreds of others who share your deep passion for writing.


Book Signings | Following each keynote
Score selected works by each bestselling keynote speaker and get your copy personally signed! A selection of most additional speakers’ titles will be available for purchase onsite. This is the perfect chance to meet your favorite writers in person, including New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley and Jeff VanderMeer!

Saturday Cocktail Reception | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Enjoy a complimentary drink on us and blow off some steam at this popular event. It grows bigger every year! Make friends on the conference’s Facebook page and then make plans to meet in person, or meet WD staff and mix and mingle with new pals.

Saturday Book Signings | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
One of the best parts of attending the conference? The chance to connect with some of your favorite writers face to face! Following each keynote, the speaker will be joining us for a signing session. Bring your favorite titles from home, or purchase new copies onsite at Greenlight Bookstore. On Saturday night, immediately following Walter Mosley’s Central Keynote and through the evening’s cocktail party, multiple authors will be signing while the conversation and drinks are flowing. Meet the writers joining us for the signing below—new names are being added every week!

Authors signing on Saturday evening include Sara Holland, Alanna Okun, Kimmery Martin, Anna Hecker, Kate Moretti, Kellye Garret, J.D. Barker, Tiffany D. Jackson, Alex Segura and more to come! 

Events are being added all the time, so please check back soon for updates!