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Upcoming events

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Tucson, Arizona
    Register

    WWA Annual Convention

    June 19 - 22, 2019

    Hilton Inn Tucson East

    7600 E. Broadway Blvd

    Tucson, AZ


    Wednesday, June 19 - 

    9:00 a.m. – Noon: Board Meeting 

    10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Registration Foyer

    Lunch on your own

    1:00–2:00 p.m.: Panel  Literature, Latigo, and Lonesome Landscapes: Southwest Books of the Year – Moderator: Susan Cummins Miller; Panelists: Bruce Dinges, Helene Woodhams, Gregory McNamee, Vicki Ann Duraine, Ann Dickinson 

    Refreshment break

    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Panel Using Historic Photographs – Moderator: Stuart Rosebrook 

    3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Panel  Tombstone in History and Legend – Moderator: Doug Hocking; Panelists: Bill Markley, Jane Eppinga, Victoria Wilcox, Rod Timanus

    3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Panel  Mission San Xavier del Bac  Moderator: Carol Crigger

    5 - 6 p.m.: Opening Reception 

    Dinner on your own

    Roundup Room music (9 p.m.)


    Thursday, June 20 - 

    8 – 11 a.m.: Registration Foyer

    7:30 - 9 a.m.: Breakfast and Craft of Writing Roundtables - Focus on Marketing

    9:15 – 10:15: Panel: Marketing - Saddle up and Find your Fans – Moderator: Lynn Wiese Sneyd; Panelists: Anne Spieth, Krista Soukup 

    Coffee Break – Sponsored by Patron and Sustaining Members

    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Panel: Comic Books From Start to Finish – Moderator: Kellen Cutsforth; Panelists: David Morrell, Jeff Mariotte, Michael Frizell

    Lunch on your own

    1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Tour Arizona State Museum (ticket required)

    6 - 10 p.m.: Homestead Dinner and Auction (ticket required, included in general registration fee)

    Roundup Room music


    Friday, June 21 - 

    8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Panel: Editor Roundup – Moderator: Chris Enss

    Coffee Break – 

    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Keynote Address – Will Bagley 

    11:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Spur Finalist & Hall of Fame Luncheon Grand Ballroom A (Ticket required) 

    1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  – Managing your Creations: Estate Planning for Authors – how to manage and exploit your rights in the new publishing world; how to manage an author estate – Moderator: Candy Moulton, presentation by Ethan Ellenberg

    2:45 p.m. – Buses load for Old Tucson to depart at 3 p.m.

    3 – 10:00 p.m.: Old Tucson Tour, Old West Costume Contest and Script Reading

    • 4–5 p.m. – General Tours
    • 5 p.m. – Dinner at the High Chaparral (chicken and beef)
    •  6:45 p.m. – Costume Contest 
    • 7–8:30 – Script Reading

    8:45 p.m.  – Buses load for return to hotel


    Saturday, June 22- 

    9 – 10 a.m.    General Business Meeting(All members invited

    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Panel: Writing Outside the Lines - Moderator: Robert Aquinas McNally; Panelists: Julia Bricklin, Katya Cengel, Kristi Eaton 

    10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Editor – Agent Interviews

    10:30 a.m. – Noon – Board Meeting 

    Lunch on your own

    1-1:45 p.m. – Writing about the Jewish West – Abraham Hoffman 

    1-1:45 p.m. Craft of Writing Roundtables” - Focus on Writing

    2-3 p.m. Career Clinic with Ethan Ellenberg. This session, will  be very business oriented dealing with contracts, royalties, sub rights, agent problems, etc.  It will be geared to the career author who would like a “second opinion” on a real problem. 

    Coffee Break

    3:15-4:30 p.m. – Panel: Writing about Contemporary Border issues – Moderator: Kirk Ellis; Panelists Francisco Cantu, and more TBA

    6 p.m. – Cocktail Hour

    7 -9:30 p.m. – Spur Award Banquet 

    9:30– Roundup Room music 



    (For further details, including a link to make hotel reservations, visit our website http://www.westernwriters.org)


    Any changes to the program made until the time the events starts take precedence over this schedule.




    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hilton East, Tucson, AZ
    Register

    2019 WWA Convention Vendor Schedule


    Wednesday, June 19 

    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Setup

    1-5 p.m. - Vendor Room open


    Thursday, June 20

    9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Vendor Room open


    Friday, June 21

    9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Vendor Room open


    Saturday, June 22

    9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Vendor Room open

Past events

20 Jun 2018 2018 WWA Convention
21 Jun 2017 2017 WWA Convention
07 Oct 2016 James Ersfeld Symposium 2016

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