March 24, 25 & 26, 2017
Day 1
23 Mar 2018


Grab a swag bag, hit the pen buffet, and get acquainted with your fellow TWC attendees. You’ll receive a personalized schedule and have a chance to ask pressing logistics questions.

Author Ice Breaker

Meet your fellow attendees in an ice breaker designed to help you get to know one another — and one another’s work.

Meet the Agents

Get to know our esteemed agent faculty when we break into teams and battle for riddle-solving dominance.
12:15 pm-1:00 pm


Agent One-on-Ones

A critical feature of The Work is our focus on revising toward a common goal: getting your manuscript ready for agency representation. To that end, all author attendees will meet...
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Author Readings

Relax, unwind, and reconnect with the group. Share a short excerpt from your manuscript with your fellow authors. Get up close and personal with the candy buffet.

Cocktail Mixer

Eat, drink, and be merry as you get to know your fellow attendees, our faculty, and other industry guests. The Work is proud of our NO-PITCH SOCIAL policy, which means...
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Day 2
24 Mar 2018

Panel Session A

This year, you’ll have two choices during each panel session, allowing you to customize your conference experience to focus on craft, the publishing industry, or a blend of both.
12:30 pm-1:30 pm


Craft Workshops

Attendees will be assigned to a group of five authors whose manuscripts share a common thread. You’ll each receive a copy of one another’s submission sample in advance, as well...
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Craft Lectures

You asked for more craft-focused programming — and we answered. Craft lectures will focus on a single topic presented by one faculty member. Plotting, POV, structure… the exact topics offered...
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Day 3
25 Mar 2018

Query Letter Master Class

One of the biggest challenges authors face in obtaining representation is nailing the query letter — the one-page document that makes writing a second novel seem like an afternoon walk...
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Asking For a Friend

We get the whole faculty together for a last hoorah before the keynote brunch! Throughout the weekend, drop your most pressing (and maybe embarrassing) publishing questions into a dedicated jar....
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12:15 pm-2:00 pm

Keynote Brunch