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RU Writers Conference Highlights

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Pre-Conference Event

Kick off the program at our our special pre-conference event featuring Ira Glass.

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Agent Meetings

Have an opportunity to meet for 10 minutes with agents, editors, and publishers.

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Pitchapalooza

Improve your pitch and get critiqued on ideas, style, potential in the marketplace, and more during this educational and entertaining event. The winner receives an introduction to an agent or publisher appropriate for his/her book. Learn more.

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Publishers' Panel

Join a panel discussion with publishers.

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Readings and Signings

Attend readings and signings with featured speakers, including Jane Smiley, Billy Collins, and Jez Lowe.

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Open Mic

Read your original work to a live audience or simply come and listen.