Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

Posted 2.4.10

Grapevine, TX
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 2015 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 17 to July 19 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose theme this year was “the great divide between the Haves and Have-Nots in American society and the social, economic, racial, cultural, and political fissures created by this divide,” featured workshops in creative nonfiction as well as panel discussions, lectures, readings, and pitch sessions with agents. Participating writers included Jill Abramson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Anne Fadiman, and Alex Tizon. Participating publishing professionals included agents Jim Donovan (Jim Donovan Literary), Jim Hornfischer (Hornfischer Literary Management), Dave Patterson (Foundry Literary + Media), and BJ Robbins (BJ Robbins Literary Agency). Tuition, which included some meals, was $425. Pitch sessions with agents were available for an additional $50. Rooms at the conference hotel were available for $112 per night. Registration was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle, #311460, Denton, TX 76203. (940) 565-4778.