Special Program / The 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

2018 Conference Registration

May 24 – 25 – 26 // Point Park University, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

Don't miss a thing! Spend part of your Memorial Day weekend with 150+ other highly motivated memoirists, lyrical essayists, longform journalists, and others.

Conference attendees also get early access to register for our limited number of one-on-one sessions with literary agents and/or publishing consultants and manuscript consultations. 

Registration Options


Onsite registration is available on Thursday, May 24, from 5:30-6:30 pm, and Friday, May 25, from 8-9:30 am. 

*** Registration will be on the first floor of Point Park University's Academic Hall (201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). ***

General Admission 

Student Ticket 
$415 $175 flat rate
NOTE: You will need to present a valid student ID at check-in

Looking to get more out of the conference?

Sign up for a one-on-one session with an agent or publishing consultant!

Discuss your book idea, get feedback on your book proposal and/or query letter, or ask an insider everything you've ever wanted to know about the publishing industry. We're offering a limited number of 15- and 30-minute consultations with literary agents and publishing consultants. 

Manuscript Reviews

We're also offering a limited number of manuscript reviews with conference presenters. Reviews must be booked and manuscripts delivered at least two weeks prior to the conference. Reviews are available for manuscripts ranging from 3,500-7,500 words with price ranging from $280-$450.

Simply use the drop-down menu on the product page to add a 15- or 30-minute one-on-one consultation and/or a manuscript review to your conference registration. PLEASE NOTE that appointment slots for consultations and reviews are limited. Once they have sold out, no more will be made available.

Cancellation Policy

Can't make the conference but already purchased your ticket? Our complete cancellation policy can be found here

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