Emerald City Writer' Conference

October 15-17, 2021

Sponsored by Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America

Join us for the 32nd Annual Emerald City Writers’ Conference. We will be holding the conference completely online this year! Whether you’ve been published many times over or are just starting out, there’s something at ECWC for everyone.

The 2021 ECWC will include three 3-hour master classes, pre-recorded workshops with live Q&A's, pitch appointments with agents and editors, our popular Pitchfest, sprints, and a happy hour social.

Registration for ECWC is open for GSRWA members beginning June 24 and to the public on July 1. Register today!

 

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Meet Our Speakers

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Adriana Herrera

USA Today Bestselling Author

Adriana was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last fifteen years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings.


When she’s not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a trauma therapist in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.


Her Dreamers series has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist and has been featured in The TODAY Show on NBC, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Library Journal and The Washington Post. Her debut, American Dreamer, was selected as one of Booklist’s Best Romance Debuts of 2019, and one of the Top 10 Romances of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly. Her third novel, American Love Story, was one of the winners in the first annual Ripped Bodice Award for Excellence in Romantic Fiction. Adriana is an outspoken advocate for diversity in romance and has written for Remezcla and Bustle about Own Voices in the genre. She’s one of the co-creators of the Queer Romance PoC Collective.

Meet Our Agents & Editors

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Naomi Davis

Literary Agent, BookEnds Literary Agency

Authors have always been Naomi Davis’s superheroes. Growing up in Minnesota, they spent their elementary years pretending they were every character in every book they read. A life-long writer and author-fanatic, they have a mild to moderate obsession with slippers, and sing in two philharmonic choirs.

Working with authors and incredible colleagues at BookEnds Literary Agency has been a dream come true for Naomi.

Naomi has a passion for helping authors develop stakes, voice immersion, and tension to a story’s highest possible potential, and often tweets about strategies for accomplishing those goals on their Twitter.

They seek dynamic, character-driven adult and young adult titles in fantasy, sci-fi, and romance, and represent select picture book authors.

Naomi is particularly passionate about finding new fantasy and sci-fi settings with unique magical structures that surprise the reader and change the rules readers associate with those worlds. They write powerful, intricate characters in explosive SFF settings.

Naomi is nonbinary and happy with either pronoun, she/her or they/them.

Please note: All times listed in PST

Friday, Oct. 15

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. Opening and Welcome
12:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Master Class
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshops and Q&As
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Agent/Editor Panel
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Workshops and Q&As

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Pitch Appointment Changes
6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Pitchfest 


Saturday, Oct. 16

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pitch Appointments
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Writing Sprints
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Workshops and Q&As
2:20 p.m. –2:30 p.m. GSRWA Chapter Awards
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Master Class
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour Social 


Sunday, Oct. 17

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Writing Sprints

9:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Workshops and Q&As

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Master Class

2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Closing and Thanks

2021 Conference Schedule

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2021 Conference Pricing

GSRWA chapter members (Opens June 24)

 

Early Bird (Opens July 1)

 

Regular pricing (After Aug. 1)