October 22-25, 2020
Pasadena, CA

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference Schedule

Customize your experience by mixing and matching options from the following instructional tracks: Craft, Character, Genre, Screenwriting for Novelists, Build Your Platform, Publishing Business, and Inspiration & Creativity. Four sessions will be offered in every time slot!

We’re putting the finishing touches on what we expect to be our best program yet. Check back often, and be sure to sign up for the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference e-newsletter for session and speaker updates!

Featured Events

Pre-Conference Workshop | Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

  • Check back soon for our pre-conference workshop announcement.

Keynote Book Signings | Following each keynote, Friday – Sunday, October 23-25, 2020
Score selected works from our keynotes and instructors at our conference bookstore and get your copy personally signed after their keynotes!

Halloween-Themed Cocktail Reception | Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Enjoy a complimentary drink on us and unwind with old and new friends, including WD staff and many of our speakers, before heading out to explore Pasadena. You can also make plans in the conference’s Facebook group, available exclusively for NWC20 attendees. Dress as your favorite literary character and enter the costume contest to win a prize!

Featured Sessions

Check back soon for our 2020 sessions!