RWS Writers Weekend Conference 



Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020



Crowne Plaza Hotel

201 S. Shackleford

Little Rock, Arkansas

Early Bird Ends March 15th
Conference Registration Ends April 12th

What to Expect



Camaraderie – For most writers, there is an immediate spirit al connection as you find yourselves among writers who are as passionate about the written word and story-sharing as you are. This weekend is more than just a learning experience, for some, it is also the beginning of a spiritual journey.



Literary Exposure – Each of our presenters represents diverse literary genres and experiences, and they are excited to share them with you. We implore you to learn from these artists’ journeys – their successes, their failures, and their lessons. New and emerging writers tend to learn more from the experience of others than from books.



A New Literary Beginning – If you are brand-new at writing, view this experience as “the first day of the rest of your writing life.” Join us as you take that first step among new friends, mentors, and people who believe in you, and want you to succeed.

Allow us to become your Literary Family and you will never be able to get rid of (and you will not want to!). Our team loves new family members. We will be there when and if you need encouragement, a book writing brainstorming session or a celebration of your literary successes along the way.



Education – Yes, it’s a feel-good atmosphere, but most importantly, you will leave RWS Writers Weekend with an infinite knowledge about writing, resources, and skills that will result in huge returns on your investment.



We can’t wait to meet you! Register early for our early-bird rate.


Unfortunately, we must limit our Weekend to 50 participants. However, our RWS Luncheon, featuring exciting new author Jessica Roberts, is open to the public (so be sure to tell your friends).


For more information about our presenters and activities, follow us on Social Media.

RWS Writers Weekend


 April 24-26, 2020


Crowne Plaza Hotel – Little Rock, AR



Featuring Jessica Roberts



Author and Advocate for Justice


2020 Conference Agenda



Friday, April 24, 2020


2:30pm – 3:30pm                 Registration

3:30pm – 3:45pm                 Welcome

3:45pm – 4:15pm                 Writing Clinic I

4:30pm – 5:15pm                 Session I (Health and Wellness)

5:30pm – 6:15pm                 Session II (Motivation Clinic)

6:30pm – 8:00pm                 Reception & Networking




Saturday, April 25, 2020


  7:00am – 7:45am                Registration & Breakfast

  8:00am – 8:45am                Writing Clinic II

  9:00am – 9:45am                Session III: Publishing Trends I

10:00am – 10:45am              Writing Clinic III

11:00am – 11:45am              Session IV: Publishing Trends II

12:00pm – 1:30pm                Lunch/Keynote Speaker

  1:45pm – 2:30pm                Panel Discussion

  2:45pm – 3:30pm                Social Media Clinic

  3:45pm – 4:00pm                Closing Remarks/Evaluations

  6:00pm – 8:00pm                Dinner*/Book Discussion & Book Fair

                                             *Dinner not included in the conference price



Sunday, April 26, 2020



  8:30am9:30am                Buffett Breakfast

  9:00am – 11:00am              Public Readers Forum

11:00am – 12:00pm              Book Fair/Closing Remarks




“As a first-time writer, I received valuable information.”

“The environment was exciting and inviting!”


“I loved being around people who shared the same literary passion.”

“The location was perfect!”

“I loved all of it and wished I’d told more people about it.”

“A wonderful experience.”

“I found the conference very informative.”

“What a great networking opportunity. The setting was intimate, and everyone was warm and welcoming.”


“I liked the read and writing sessions. Feedback and networking were invaluable.”

“The staff was well organized.”

“The luncheon speaker was great.”

“The group editing session was my favorite.”

“I loved the variety of topics and the panel discussion.”

Conference reviews

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