Events

Awesome Con

Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 8

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: The Art of Worldbuilding panel
Room 206

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Signing with Peter V. Brett, Leslye Penelope, Andrew Joseph White, Nnedi Okorafor, Kimberly Lemming, Aparna Verma
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Comfort Reads For When the World is on Fire
Room 206

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Signing with Alix E. Harrow, Bethany C. Morrow, Delilah S. Dawson, Kimberly Lemming, Leslye Penelope, Claudia Gray
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

Sunday, March 10

10:30 am to 11:30 am: Writer vs Author
Room 206

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Signing with Peter V. Brett, Alix E. Harrow, Bethany C. Morrow, Andrew Joseph White, Leslye Penelope
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

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International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts

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MetroWest Writers’ Guild: The Authorpreneur Path

Online

Want to publish your own books and make money doing it? This is a great overview of the work and possibilities! 

A passion for the written world is not the only thing necessary for a successful author career. Navigating today’s publishing landscape requires authors to also be entrepreneurs. Regardless of your publishing path, whether traditional, indie, or hybrid, understanding the basic fundamentals of running a business is essential. Learn tips for running your author business from entrepreneur L. Penelope.

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Poconos Liars Conference

Hughes Library
1002 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

A free conference for writers, with presentations from professional authors, editors, and agents.

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ApollyCon

Gaylord National
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

I’m returning to this annual multi-day author event.

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MetroWest Writers’ Guild: Organizing Your Writing Life

Online

Going into the Summer and Fall, this is a great time to regroup and get the calendar ready for the writing season ahead! 

We become authors because we love to write, but there seem to be an endless number of tasks to manage on top of actually getting a manuscript completed. How can we manage the writing along with the admin work, promotion, and everything else? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, distracted, and not as productive as you’d like, then you are not alone, but there are systems, tools, and strategies you can use to help put your writing life in order and reclaim some mental freedom. Attendees will learn organizational and productivity tips to help de-stress, achieve their goals, and get those words on the page.

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Imaginarium Book Festival 2024

University of the District of Columbia (Student Center)
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

I’m returning to my favorite local author event.

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Hampton Roads Writers: From Idea to First Draft: How to Plot Your Novel

Online

Turning inspiration into a finished novel is often daunting. In this workshop, you’ll learn a proven step-by-step process for structuring your story idea into a draft-ready outline. Learn to develop memorable characters, craft internal and external character arcs, and sequence pivotal events and tensions to propel the plot. You’ll leave armed with customizable worksheets and templates to fully sketch your story world, map character transformations, and plan each scene—giving you the confidence and creative framework to finish your first draft.

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MetroWest Writers’ Guild: Fantasy Worldbuilding

Online

So you’re writing a fantasy, but you want to break out of the typical swords and sorcery scenery? This is the class for you! 

Why do so many fantasy novels take place in the same, medieval, pseudo-European setting? How can writers create unique, fully-realized environments that readers will want to get lost in? Dive into techniques for architecting your own world and learn how elements such as geography, technology, economics, weather, government, culture and more are all integral to crafting a tale designed to delight. Expect to leave the seminar with the building blocks of your own fantasy world as well as a plan for fleshing out your creation while not getting lost in the details.

More information & register

Awesome Con

Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 8

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: The Art of Worldbuilding panel
Room 206

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Signing with Peter V. Brett, Leslye Penelope, Andrew Joseph White, Nnedi Okorafor, Kimberly Lemming, Aparna Verma
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Comfort Reads For When the World is on Fire
Room 206

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Signing with Alix E. Harrow, Bethany C. Morrow, Delilah S. Dawson, Kimberly Lemming, Leslye Penelope, Claudia Gray
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

Sunday, March 10

10:30 am to 11:30 am: Writer vs Author
Room 206

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Signing with Peter V. Brett, Alix E. Harrow, Bethany C. Morrow, Andrew Joseph White, Leslye Penelope
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

More information

ApollyCon

Gaylord National
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

I’m returning to this annual multi-day author event.

More information

Imaginarium Book Festival 2024

University of the District of Columbia (Student Center)
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

I’m returning to my favorite local author event.

More information

Awesome Con

Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 8

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: The Art of Worldbuilding panel
Room 206

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Signing with Peter V. Brett, Leslye Penelope, Andrew Joseph White, Nnedi Okorafor, Kimberly Lemming, Aparna Verma
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Comfort Reads For When the World is on Fire
Room 206

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Signing with Alix E. Harrow, Bethany C. Morrow, Delilah S. Dawson, Kimberly Lemming, Leslye Penelope, Claudia Gray
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

Sunday, March 10

10:30 am to 11:30 am: Writer vs Author
Room 206

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Signing with Peter V. Brett, Alix E. Harrow, Bethany C. Morrow, Andrew Joseph White, Leslye Penelope
Awesome Con Bookstore powered by Loyalty Bookstores, Booth #1907

More information

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts

More information

MetroWest Writers’ Guild: The Authorpreneur Path

Online

Want to publish your own books and make money doing it? This is a great overview of the work and possibilities! 

A passion for the written world is not the only thing necessary for a successful author career. Navigating today’s publishing landscape requires authors to also be entrepreneurs. Regardless of your publishing path, whether traditional, indie, or hybrid, understanding the basic fundamentals of running a business is essential. Learn tips for running your author business from entrepreneur L. Penelope.

More information & register

Poconos Liars Conference

Hughes Library
1002 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

A free conference for writers, with presentations from professional authors, editors, and agents.

More information & register

MetroWest Writers’ Guild: Organizing Your Writing Life

Online

Going into the Summer and Fall, this is a great time to regroup and get the calendar ready for the writing season ahead! 

We become authors because we love to write, but there seem to be an endless number of tasks to manage on top of actually getting a manuscript completed. How can we manage the writing along with the admin work, promotion, and everything else? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, distracted, and not as productive as you’d like, then you are not alone, but there are systems, tools, and strategies you can use to help put your writing life in order and reclaim some mental freedom. Attendees will learn organizational and productivity tips to help de-stress, achieve their goals, and get those words on the page.

More information & register

Hampton Roads Writers: From Idea to First Draft: How to Plot Your Novel

Online

Turning inspiration into a finished novel is often daunting. In this workshop, you’ll learn a proven step-by-step process for structuring your story idea into a draft-ready outline. Learn to develop memorable characters, craft internal and external character arcs, and sequence pivotal events and tensions to propel the plot. You’ll leave armed with customizable worksheets and templates to fully sketch your story world, map character transformations, and plan each scene—giving you the confidence and creative framework to finish your first draft.

More information & register

MetroWest Writers’ Guild: Fantasy Worldbuilding

Online

So you’re writing a fantasy, but you want to break out of the typical swords and sorcery scenery? This is the class for you! 

Why do so many fantasy novels take place in the same, medieval, pseudo-European setting? How can writers create unique, fully-realized environments that readers will want to get lost in? Dive into techniques for architecting your own world and learn how elements such as geography, technology, economics, weather, government, culture and more are all integral to crafting a tale designed to delight. Expect to leave the seminar with the building blocks of your own fantasy world as well as a plan for fleshing out your creation while not getting lost in the details.

More information & register
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