|2019 ITW ThrillerFest|
The Year's Premier Event
for Thriller Enthusiasts
Now celebrating our
Welcome from Kimberley Howe
Executive Director, ThrillerFest
ATF Pre-Conference Workshop
(Formerly Master CraftFest)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
This one-day intensive writing program allows your instructor to focus on your craft and story. Teachers for Master Class 2019 include bestselling members of ITW who will work with you in a small class setting. Space is limited, so sign up soon.
Wednesday, July 10 - Thursday Morning, July 11, 2019
Last year's CraftFest was another amazing success with over 400 students who gathered to learn the craft of thriller writing from the best in the genre. Hone your thriller writing skills with the experts.
Special feature: CareerFest! Now that you've written that sparkling manuscript, where do you go from there? You don't want to miss it!
PitchFest cannot be purchased on its own; it is available only as part of a package with Master Class, CraftFest, or ThrillerFest.
Thursday Afternoon, July 11, 2019
You asked for a time dedicated to pitching your projects to agents and acquiring editors - we listened! Face-to-face pitching with top agents who are actively looking for new thriller writer clients. PitchFest is set up like a speed-dating event. You pitch your novel to an agent for a few minutes, get the agent’s reaction, and then move on to a different agent. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity in the heart of publishing, New York City.
Purchase a package that includes PitchFest.
ConsultFest sessions will be scheduled throughout CraftFest and ThrillerFest during which attendees can invest $75 to meet for fifteen minutes, one-on-one, with a top acquiring editor or agent to get instant feedback on his or her query letter OR first two pages of a manuscript. The writer will be assigned a time with the expert who will provide comments and offer feedback for improvements. Opportunities are limited; sessions will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to three sessions may be purchased. Questions? Contact Sandra Brannan, PitchFest Director.
The Thriller Awards Banquet
2019 Silver Bullet Award
All Thriller Award Winners will be announced
Fun, entertainment, and before and after cocktail parties!