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2014 Writers' Conference


Writers' Conference and Intensives

Hunter College's 4th Annual Writers' Conference will be held Saturday June 7, 2014 and features distinguished keynote speakers, writers, editors, publishers and literary agents on 12 exciting panels. Intensive writing workshops precede the conference. Don't miss out!

The Writers’ Conference at Hunter College is widely considered one of the finest fiction and non-fiction conferences. The 2014 Hunter College Writers’ Conference and Intensives will be held from June 4 to June 7 at Hunter College in New York City. The program includes intensive workshops in Memoir, taught by Malachy McCourt, and Fiction, taught by Kitty Pilgrim. Conference panelists include Barbara Goldsmith, Mario Buatta, Debbie Applegate, Chris Grabenstein, Kitty Pilgrim, Malachy McCourt, Daphne Merkin, Richard Peck, and Dan Greenburg. James McBride, winner of the New York Times National Book Award, and Nicholson Baker will be the keynote speakers. The cost of the conference and intensive is $570 before May 25 and $630 thereafter. Reduced rates are available for conference-only and intensive-only registration.


2014 Writers' Conference and Intensives Fee Schedule

Program Course Code Date Time Early (before 5/25) Late Registration
Writers' Conference
TWCCON 6/7 8:30am-5:30pm $225 $245
Writing Intensive*
6/4-6/6 6:00-9:00pm $405 $445
Conference & 1 Intensive TWCALL 6/4-6/7 See above $570 $630
Click on the course codes above for online registration.  You may also register in person by visiting the Continuing Education Programs registration office in Hunter College's East Building on the 10th floor (Room E1022) or via phone by calling 212-650-3850. 

To register online:

Click on the course code to visit the online registration page and select 'The Writing Center' from the Course Category/Program list on the left side of the screen. You will now see a listing of summer options for The Writing Center.

  • Click 'show detail and register' beside your selection.
  • Select 'register' (highlighted in orange).
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to 'view selected courses'.
  • Click 'Continue to Register'.
  • You will be prompted to create an account and submit your payment.


Writing Intensives

There are three Writing Intensive options offered for this program.  Please specify one of the following when registering via phone or in person:

  • Fiction Intensive with Kitty Pilgrim
  • Literary Agent Intensive  with Rita Rosenkranz
  • Memoir Intensive  with Malachy McCourt



Did you know Hunter students, employees and alumni are eligible for conference discounts? Cuny employees and seniors (62+) are also eligible.

*For the discount, please fill out our REGISTRATION FORM and email it to or fax to 212.772.4302




Click on the image below to download the 2014 Conference Brochure


Hunter College Writers’ Conference and Intensives, Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, Room 1022E, New York, NY 10065.

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