Sunday, April 20, 2014

Single Day, Single Session Tickets Available for Twain Writers Weekend

Excited about the 3rd Annual Writers' Weekend (April 25-27), but can't make all the sessions?

Register for as few or as many sessions as you'd like. Single day and single session tickets are now available.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH, 6:00 PM: MEG WOLITZER & OPENING RECEPTION
Come see the keynote speaker Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Interestings, enjoy the opening reception, and get your book signed--for only $25.  Click here.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM: ALL-SATURDAY PASS
The all-Saturday pass includes lunch, all workshops and lectures, book signings, and admission to the three big events this day: the Critics' Panel, the Playwrighting Panel, and Literary Death Match. Sessions on Saturday range from "Conflict in Fiction and Memoir" to "Pitching for Publicity" to "What's Funny," a session led by National Book Award Winner John Casey. With an equal number of sessions on Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and publishing, there's something for everyone that day. $75. Click here.  

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 12:00 PM: CRITICS' PANEL
See three of America's best working literary critics--John Freeman, David Bromwich, and Carole Goldberg--in conversation with Je Banach of the Yale Writers' Conference. They'll discuss the history of criticism, critics they love, what makes a fair review, and much more. For any serious writer or academic, this is an event not to be missed! $25.  Click here

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 4:00 PM: PLAYWRIGHTS' PANEL
For the third year in a row, a stunning lineup of playwrights is presented in conversation with Frank Rizzo of the Hartford Courant. This year we bring youDouglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Lauged), Edwin Sanchez (Unmerciful Good Fortune), and Matthew Lopez (Hartford Stage's current production, Somewhere). Playwrights will also sign their work after the panel. $25.  Click here.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH: 6:30 PM: LITERARY DEATH MATCH
Watch famous writers get judged by other famous writers in a contest of literary skill, wit, and nerd-ery! Contestants (including Iris Smyles, Dan Wilbur, Jon Sands andJulia Pistell) read their most exciting work before moving on to a final round of something vaguely literary (past events include "Pin the Moustache on Hemingway). Guaranteed fun! $25.  Click here

SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH: 10 AM - 3 PM: ALL-SUNDAY PASS
Sunday there will be a book fair of local authors, here to meet & greet you and tell you their publishing secrets; small sessions on social media for writers, writing biography, collaborative writing, mystery writing, what authors need to know about the law, poetry, memoir, and more! The day ends with an open reading opportunity for all workshop participants. Lunch included on Sunday! Meet writers, learn about craft and publishing, and present your work. $75. Click here

SINGLE WORKSHOP SESSIONS
You can only make it for an hour or two? No problem! Stop by any single session for just $15. These tickets are only available if the all-weekend and all-day passes aren't sold out, so just walk up to the ticket desk on those days and purchase at the door! For the full schedule, click here.

ALL-WEEKEND PASS
Doesn't it all sound great? Attend every single session of the writers weekend, plus the opening reception and two lunches, for only $160.  Click here.  

All-weekend discounts available for students and members of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association--just call and ask!  

For any and all questions, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell or call (860) 280-3130 (tickets can also be purchased over the phone).   

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