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Fallbrook Writers' Conference, September 15, 2019

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Fallbrook Library

124 South Mission Road

Fallbrook, CA 92028

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A free, one-day writers' conference, located in the arts-friendly town of Fallbrook, in North San Diego County, California.

Sponsored by Fallbrook Library and Writers Read author series, and generously funded by Friends of the Fallbrook Library.


This is a small and intimate conference, with a limit of 100 attendees. The schedule includes:


  • Small group bring-your-own-brown-bag Lunch with an Author opportunities (limited numbers, so register early). Sign up for Lunch with an Author here (available July 10 at 12 noon), but remember to register for the conference first. Please note that you may register for only ONE Lunch with an Author ticket. Duplicate tickets will be canceled. Also, you'll need a free General ticket to attend the session. Click on REGISTER, above right, to get your General ticket.


  • Ten-minute Fast Pitch sessions with a literary agent. Pitch your completed manuscript or work in progress to a literary agent (limited numbers, so register early). Sign up for a free 10-minute Fast Pitch session here (available July 10 at 12 noon). Please note that you may register for only ONE Fast Pitch ticket. Duplicate tickets will be canceled. Also, you'll need a free General ticket to attend the session. Click on REGISTER, above right, to get your General ticket.


  • Ten-minute One-on-One sessions with authors—ask them all those things you've been dying to know about writing in their genre, your ambitions, what it's like to live the writing life, etcetera. Sign up for a free 10-minute One-on-One session with an author here (available July 10 at 12 noon). Please note that you may register for only ONE One-on-One ticket. Duplicate tickets will be canceled. Also, you'll need a free General ticket to attend the session. Click on REGISTER, above right, to get your General ticket.


  • The camaraderie of spending the day in a beautiful library with an intimate group of writerly folks.



Download the UPDATED 2019 schedule here.

Please note: You'll need legal size paper to print the schedule, but copies will be available at the conference.

Click on REGISTER, above right, to order your free General conference ticket.

Enter your name in the registration form as you'd like it to appear on your conference badge.

Registration will remain open until 13 September 2019 or until our maximum capacity is reached. Please note that, despite the EventBrite language in some places, ALL the tickets are free.

Register for your General ticket first, then sign up for a Fast Pitch with an agent, Lunch with an Author , and/or a One-on-One session with an author separately, at the links above.




FAQs

If you don't see the information you're seeking below, please send an email to FallbrookWriters@gmail.com.


1. May I register for more than one Lunch with an Author?

No, sorry, the numbers are limited, so read folks' bios (linked above) and decide which author you think might be most helpful or interesting or just darn fun.

2. If I register for a Fast Pitch with an agent, do I have to send a query letter?

If you are pitching a manuscript or nonfiction book proposal, and you want the agent to take you seriously, send a query letter. If you just want some general feed back on a concept, a query eltter is not necessary.

3. If I want to send a query letter, where and when do I send it—and what is a query letter anyway?

Your query letter must be emailed to FallbrookWriters@gmail.com by September 1, 2019, so the agent has time to read it.

Your query letter introduces you and your book to an agent—it's your sales pitch.

Be sure to include your name, phone number and email address in your letter.

Find query letter guidance at these links:

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter from Writers Digest (http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-write-the-perfect-query-letter)

How to Write a Query Letter in 7 Steps from Reedsy (https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-write-a-query-letter/)

How to Write a Query Letter from AgentQuery (https://www.agentquery.com/writer_hq.aspx)

4. May I register for more than one Fast Pitch?

No, sorry, the number of Fast Pitches is limited, so it's one per person. Any duplicate sign-ups will be deleted.

5. May I register for more than one One-on-One with an author?

No, sorry, the number of One-on-Ones is limited, so it's one per person.

6. Is there a minimum age requirement to attend the conference?

We recommend attendees be 16 years of age or older.

7. Where can I park?

There is plenty of parking between Fallbrook Library and the Art Center to the east (the other east, away from the ocean). The parking lots can be accessed from both Alvarado Street and Fig Street, between Mission and Main. There's also street parking along Alvarado and Fig.

8. What should I bring to the conference?

  • You do not need to bring your General conference ticket or any tickets for Lunch with an Author, Fast Pitch and/or One-on-One sessions for which you registered. We'll have that information at the registration table.

  • Do bring your lunch or plan to dine at one of the restaurants nearby. The meal is NOT provided at Lunch with an Author—you must bring your own. Please bear in mind that there are sessions throughout the day, including the lunch hour—but you may eat during panels and presentations in the two main conference rooms—Community Room 1 and Community Room 2.

  • Bring something for taking notes.

  • Bring a couple copies of the first five or ten pages of your project, in case someone asks to read them.

  • Because the library's air conditioning is sometimes tough to regulate, you might bring a sweater or jacket.

9. Are there wait lists for Lunch with an Author, Fast Pitches and One-on-Ones with authors?

Yes, we have wait lists for these sessions. If all the tickets for a Fast Pitch, Lunch or One-on-One you'd like to attend are claimed, please send us an email asking to be added to the wait list for that session. Indicate which session you want to attend with whom. Send your email to FallbrookWriters@gmail.com.

10. Is there a wait list for General tickets?

Yes, there is a wait list for General tickets. It's automated on this site. If you are on the wait list and a General ticket becomes available, you will a receive notice by email. In order to claim the released ticket, you must respond within 24 hours or the ticket will go to the next person on the wait list.

11. May I contact the organizer with additional questions?

You certainly may! Send an email to FallbrookWriters@gmail.com.

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