The 16th Annual Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) Conference will be held November 19-21, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, New York. The conference will feature18 seminars to help writers explore new topics, identify good sources, pitch to editors, learn new social media and interviewing skills and more. Editor/agent appointments will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A Pet Book Autograph Party will take place on Saturday afternoon at the Westchester Cat Show, just in time for holiday gift buying. The conference will include the Annual Awards dinner, featuring the prestigious Muse Medallion Winners and more than $10,000 in prizes. Conference registration can be made online at http://www.catwriters.org/annual-info.html.
SPAWN’s own Patricia Fry will be one of the seminar speakers as well as Peter Shankman of HARO fame (Help a Reporter Out).