Annual Conference at Sylvia Beach Hotel

The 32nd OWC Annual Conference will be held at the Sylvia Beach Hotel Friday evening through Sunday morning, April 12-14, 2019. This year our presenters are Marjorie Reynolds, author and well-know writing teacher, and literary agent Jennifer Weltz from the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

Only a few spots left. Register now using the form below.

Extreme Characters with Marjorie Reynolds

What do these characters have in common? Captain Ahab, Scarlett O’Hara, Jay Gatsby? Blanche DuBois, Hannibal Lecter, or the old ladies in Arsenic and Old Lace? If you want to write novels that readers will remember decades or even centuries later, learn from the masters and populate it with captivating, believable people—or aliens. Whatever your genre, come explore extreme character creation with award-winning author Marjorie Reynolds.

Marjorie is an award-winning author, conference speaker, writing instructor and former movie-advertising executive. She is the author of The Starlite Drive-in, The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran, For the Love of Ethan, and Advanced Techniques for the Fiction Writer.

She’s taught advanced popular fiction in the University of Washington Outreach Program in Seattle and has been a speaker and workshop presenter for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette (OR) Writers, the South Carolina Writers Workshop, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Trade Show, Northwest Bookfest in Seattle, The Los Angeles Book Fair, The South Carolina Book Festival, the Edmonds (WA) Write on the Sound Conference, Seattle Writers Association and Seattle Free Lances.

Jennifer Weltz, Literary Agent

Jennifer WeltzAs President of JVNLA, Jennifer Weltz has sold books domestically, internationally, and for film for nearly two decades. Coming from a mediation background, Jennifer sees herself as a liaison between her author and the editor and publishing house that acquire her author’s work. This role takes on a myriad of forms — business manager, confidant, task master, preliminary editor, and matchmaker — to name a few. Since Jennifer takes up an author’s career and not just a project, she is very careful and selective about signing on new authors.

Jennifer will be taking pitches!

About the Conference

Every spring, Oregon Writers Colony holds its Annual Conference, often called the Spring Conference, at the author-centered Sylvia Beach Hotel, 267 NW Cliff St., Newport, Oregon 97365.

At the conference, you can visit with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy being with people who share your love of great writing craft.

Note: You must be a current OWC member to register for the conference. Go to Join or Renew to update your membership. If you’re not sure of your member status, email Membership.