KAPAA — The Kauai Writers Conference will return in the fall for its third year and will be featuring a faculty of industry-leading authors and literary agents.
The conference will be Nov. 4-6 at the Courtyard Marriott. It will be preceded by four days of master class workshops in memoir, fiction, screenwriting and thriller writing at Na Aina Kai in Kilauea.
“For the third year running, we’ve assembled an amazingly powerful faculty,” said conference organizer Dave Rosenberg. “All the authors have produced prize-winning best-sellers and all the literary agents are at the top of the publishing industry.”
The lineup features Christina Baker Kline, whose novel “Orphan Train” spent 90 weeks — five of which it was No. 1 — on The New York Times Best Seller List, and over 100 weeks on the USA Today Top 100 Books List. It also features Luis Urrea, American Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Five literary agents from top literary agencies will be featured at the conference, and will provide one-on-one critique and pitch sessions with attendees. They represent major authors such as Jonathan Franzen, John Grisham and Wally Lamb.
“To have the opportunity to work with writers of this caliber is a rare thing,” said conference organizer Hiyaguha Cohen. “And for those working on screenplays, thrillers, memoirs or novels, the master class workshops may be a once-in a lifetime chance to learn from a true master.”