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Conference Schedule

All in-person attendees will be able to access virtual playback of the in-person classes for a limited time after the conference. Virtual attendees will also be able to access virtual playback after the conference. Click the link for more information.

Conference Registration

Storymakers Conference 2023 will be held May 11th through the 13th, and we are so excited for you to join us! To register, view your registration, or to purchase additional add-ons, click the link below. You can also view important deadlines and dates, as well as view the address of our conference.

First Chapter Contest

This contest is for official registrants of the conference. Entries may be purchased during or after registration, but must be purchased prior to the contest deadline. There is a limit of 3 total entries per attendee (2 entries in the same category). More rules can be found at the link.

words to live by

If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

Toni Morrison

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

If I waited for perfection. . . I would never write a word.

Margaret Atwood

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.

Stephen King

It’s perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.

C.J. Cherryh

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath

I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.

Joss Whedon