JWKC - MWCAG Workshops and Conferences
First Pages Registration - Oct. 2007
March 13, 2010, Taming Technology
January 2009 Librarian's Panel Discussion
September 2008 Agent's Day
May 2008 KC Litfest
Oct. 2007 - F1rst Pages Workshops
Aug. 2007 Editor's Day
May 2007 KC Litfest
April 2006 Conference
Nov. 2005 - Cover Letters and Queries
June 2004 Conference
Visit JWKC/MWCAG's main website
Visit Missouri Writers Guild

Cllck here to view the daily schedule:

Saturday - October 27, 2007
8:30am - 5:00pm
Workshops - $150
(includes lunch and snacks)

a: The Latino Explosion! (Children's literature)

b: Everyone Was A Beginner Once (Children's literature)

           --- and for those writing for the adult market---

c: Before You Send It Out (Adult literature)

Critique Nook - $50

30-45 minute one-on-one critiques.

(Not available to those enrolling in Saturday workshops.)
Sunday - October 28, 2007
8:30am - 1:00pm
Workshop - $75

"The UnRejected" Workshop

(open to authors of childrens literature)
All levels of experience welcome.

Critical dates:

September 17, 2007: 50% refund on or before this date.  No refund after.

October 20, 2007 (after this date call 816-756-2744 for instructions):  All manuscript submissions are due as early as possible to give the faculty time to read them before the conference. (See individual faculty pages to determine what is due).  You may submit your writing homework electronically using the link above, or you may mail it to JWKC/F1rst Pages Conference, c/o Christine Taylor-Butler, Treasurer, 737 Manheim Road, Kansas City, MO  64109

Please read the faculty instructions.  Do not send full manuscripts unless asked to do so.

Registration information:

Full-day workshops include lunch.  

We can not take "walk in" registration.  Advance registration is required.

No guests, visitors or "auditors" are allowed.

Participants can only sign up for one Saturday workshop, since workshops are given at the same time. 

Critique Nook sessions NOT are available only to those enrolled in Saturday workshops.

Participants may sign up for both a Saturday AND Sunday workshop if desired.  Or a Critique Nook session and Sunday workshop.

Registration is limited to approx. 15 students per instructor.  Registrations will be taken in the order that payment is received (not by postmark).  Credit card payments are processed same day. Those registering on-line do not need to mail a separate registration sheet. 

We can not be responsible for registrations lost or delayed in the mail.  Do not send registrations via method that requires a signature. (Please use delivery confirmation if you need proof of delivery).

Inappropriate material:
JWKC and F1rst Pages reserve the right to reject manuscripts or topics that don't fit guidelines or stated faculty preferences.  Pitches at the end of the day will be conducted in front of faculty.  Selections must be appropriate for a general audience.  Explicit content will NOT be allowed under any circumstances.

The purpose of this conference is to help writers hone their writing, revision and marketing skills and help them make professiona connections.  JWKC and F1rst Pages reserve the right to deny admission to anyone whose conduct is deemed inappropriate.  

Participation is limited to individuals over the age of 18.  Waivers may be granted under limited circumstances.

Due to the limited space, no guests, visitors, unpaid family members or "auditors" will be allowed in the facility.

In the event of a cancellation, JWKC and F1rst Pages is liable only for repayment of tuition paid.  No other damages will apply.