2018 ANWA Writers Conference

This Conference is OPEN to the PUBLIC.


SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2018


Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert, 1800 S Santan Village Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Registration & Fees

Conference registration includes lunch on both Friday and Saturday.

2-Day Conference: $230

Friday Only (includes keynote and gala): $115

Saturday Only (includes book signing): $115

Thursday Workshops Add-on: $35


DISCOUNTS - ANWA members receive a $20 discount, which is applied at checkout. All registrations before JUNE 10, 2018 also receive a $15 Early Bird discount.

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CANCELLATION POLICY - No conference registration cancellation refunds after August 31, 2018 (2 weeks before.)

CHILDREN POLICY - For ANWA Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars children under the age of 12, including babies, are not permitted in the classrooms. Please make other arrangements if you plan to attend. Conference attendees ages 12-14 must be approved by the Executive Committee in advance. Accommodations for nursing mothers may be arranged upon request.

2018 Keynote

Martine Leavitt

Leavitt has published ten novels for young adults, most recently Calvin, which won the Governor General's Literary Award of Canada. My Book of Life by Angel was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year. Other titles by Leavitt include Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award, Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie Award, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her novels have been published in Japan, Korea, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. She is a member of the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Leavitt was born in 1953 in Canada.She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, first class honours, from the University of Calgary and a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College. She has seven children and lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.

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