Events

If you happen to be in the area, please feel free to say hello if you bump into me at any of the following events. Sometimes I’ll be on the faculty, but more often than not, I’m just a reader/writer participating in the literary community. I’ve listed them in reverse chronological order, because my brain needs a jogging now and then of where I’ve been and when. Hope to see you sometime. There will be some other pitching opportunities coming down the pike as well, so check back for updates once I’m able to announce them here.


2020:

#FaithPitch
Dates: November 12, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

SLWG 100th Anniversary Special Event!
Dates: October 24, 2020
Location: TBA
Details: 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the St. Louis Writers Guild. Details are still TBA, but this is a can’t-miss on my calendar for the year. I’ll be attending as a member and looking forward to celebrating with you.

Editing Extravaganza!
Dates: September 12, 2020
Location: TBA
Details: St. Louis Writers Guild is hosting a big editing event. More details are TBA. I’ll be attending as a member and looking forward to networking with you there.

#FaithPitch
Dates: June 25, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

Writers in the Lodge
Dates: March 7, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm.
Location: The Lodge at Des Peres, Des Peres, MO
Details: St. Louis Writers Guild is hosting a special event, with talks by Kortney Price, Andrew Doty, and Guy Anthony de Marco. There will also be editing consultations available as well as pitch sessions. I will be taking pitches at the event in person. I’m looking forward to meeting with you there.

#FaithPitch
Dates: February 27, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

#KissPitch
Dates: February 14, 2020
Location: Twitter
Details: All The Kissing, a collective of authors (unaffiliated with RWA) will be pitching their manuscripts on Twitter, on Valentine’s Day, using the hashtag #KissPitch. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event. I love romance, so this sound be a ton of fun!

THE CRUCIBLE: Advanced Pitch Conference
Dates: January 25, 2020
Location: Online
Details: I will be hearing pitches remotely as part of THE CRUCIBLE, an exclusive event for writers who have partipated in the Calliope coaching program, with bestselling author Angie Fenimore.


2019:

Jane Austen Festival
Dates: December 6-8, 2020
Location: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis.
Details: JASNA, in conjunction with The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Webster University, and other sponsors, is hosting a Jane Austen Festival. There’s going to be a slew of Austen scholars there, performances of Pride & Prejudice at The Rep, along with an afternoon tea, art exhibits, and a Regency ball. So exciting! I won’t be on the faculty, but I hope to meet other Janeites at this event.

#FaithPitch
Dates: November 20, 2019
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

“Are You Ready For Success?”
Jane Friedman Master Class

Dates: November 2, 2019
Location: Drury Inn, Brentwood, MO
Details: I’ve been an admirer of Jane Friedman for a number of years and I am super-excited to have reserved a spot to sit in and learn from her experience at this upcoming master class.

“Take the Horror Out of Pitching” Pitchfest
Dates: October 23-25, 2019
Location: SavvyAuthors.com (online event).
Details: Members of the Savvy Authors website will be pitching online during this exclusive event.

The Gothic Context of Northanger Abbey
Dates: September 22, 2019
Location: University City Public Library, University City, MO
Details: JASNA lecture by John Greenfield, PhD and Anastasia Bierman. If you’re a Janeite in the St. Louis Metropolitan region, pop in for what should be an interesting discussion on Ann Radcliffe.

Penned Con 2019
Dates: September 13-14, 2019.
Location: Red Lion Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Details: I will be attending as a reader/shopper. See you there!

#FaithPitch
Dates: June 19, 2019
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #FaithPitch session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

Gateway Con 2019
Dates: June 14-15, 2019
Location: Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Details: I will be volunteering as a speaker shepherd, and helping out in the book fair. Stop by and say hello!

#PitMad
Dates: June 6, 2019
Location: Twitter
Details: I will be “liking” pitches as part of the #PitMad session. If I like your Tweet, please send me a query with a referral mentioning this event.

2019 Writers Conference of St. Louis
Dates: March 29, 2019
Location: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Details: I will be accepting pitches on behalf of Metamorphosis Literary Agency, as an intern.