$90 – $350

Writefest 2020

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JW Marriott by the Galleria

5150 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77056

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No Refunds

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Writefest is a week-long writers' festival taking place May 4 - 10, 2020 in Houston, TX. It is hosted by Writespace, Houston's grassroots nonprofit literary arts center. The festival kicks off with a series of Monday-Thursday workshops and culminates in a weekend filled with panels and presentations by writers, literary agents, acquisition editors, and literary journal editors of all genres; a literary journal and book fair; and readings by local and nationally-recognized authors. Click here for a current list of Writefest presenters!

We are offering a wide variety of ticket options, including full-week, weekend-only, and one-day passes.

All tickets come with the option of purchasing a pitch session with one of our attending agents and editors for $50. Upon purchasing a ticket, you will receive an email with instructions for purchasing pitch sessions.

For more information about pitch sessions, please visit our site.




Full Event Pass

Price
Early Bird: $350 | Begins December 3rd | Ends April 1st
Regular: $420 | Begins April 2nd | Ends May 2nd
Week-of: $490 | Begins May 3rd | Ends May 4th

Full Event Pass Includes:


Writefest 4-Day Workshops
Monday, 5/4/20 - Thursday 5/7/20
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

NOTE: Weekday workshop take place at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards, Houston, TX 77007

Ticket holders will have the choice amongst our five critique-based workshops: General Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Personal Essay, Memoir, and Poetry. Each workshop leader is a published author or experienced editor and will, in keeping with the mission of Writefest, be a resource for both writing craft and submissions advice. Visit our Workshops page for more info.



Weekend Festival
Friday, 5/8/20 - Sunday, 5/10/20

The Weekend Festival includes the following events:

  • Panels, presentations, and readings on Friday and Saturday
  • Access to pitch sessions (additional cost)
  • Literary Journal and Book Fair
  • Saturday Night Social
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Sunday Breakfast and Social Activities




Weekend Pass

Price
Early Bird: $180 | Begins December 3rd | Ends April 1st
Regular: $250 | Begins April 2nd | Ends May 2nd
Week-of: $300 | Begins May 3rd | Ends May 8th

Weekend Pass Includes:

Weekend Festival
Friday, 5/8/20 - Sunday, 5/9/20

The Weekend Festival includes the following events:

  • Panels, Presentations, and Readings on Friday and Saturday
  • Access to pitch sessions (additional cost)
  • Literary Journal and Book Fair
  • Saturday Night Social
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Sunday Breakfast and Social Activities





Workshop Only Pass

Price
Early Bird: $190 | Begins December 3rd | Ends April 1st
Regular: $260 | Begins April 2nd | Ends May 2nd
Week-of: $310 | Begins May 3rd | Ends May 4th

Workshop Only Pass Includes:

Writefest 4-Day Workshops
Monday, 5/4/20 - Thursday 5/8/20
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

NOTE: Weekday workshop take place at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards, Houston, TX 77007

Ticket holders will have the choice amongst our five critique-based workshops: General Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Personal Essay, Memoir, and Poetry. Each workshop leader is a published author or experienced editor and will, in keeping with the mission of Writefest, be a resource for both writing craft and submissions advice. Visit our Workshops page for more info.





One-Day Pass

Price:

Early Bird: $90 | Begins December 3rd | Ends April 1st
Regular: $125 | Begins April 2nd | Ends May 2nd
Week-of: $160 | Begins May 3rd | Ends May 9th

One-Day Pass Includes:

Admission to either Friday (5/8) or Saturday (5/9) of the weekend festival, including:
  • Panels and Presentations​
  • Access to pitch sessions (additional cost)
  • All offsite and free events





Refund Policy

Refunds are not available for any Writefest ticket purchases. However, you may transfer your ticket to someone else's name. Please contact us to request a transfer. All transfer requests must be received by Monday, April 27th.



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JW Marriott by the Galleria

5150 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77056

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