2004 Annual Cat Writers’ Association Conference

The international Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) will hold its 11th annual writers’ conference in Houston, Texas, November 19-21, 2004. The conference is open to anyone interested in pet writing and will feature two days of professional seminars with nationally known speakers. Topics include magazine editor panels, how to write saleable articles and book proposals, and self-publishing and radio interview techniques.

In addition, the CWA conference consists of social gatherings where attendees can network with authors, editors and agents. The annual CWA Awards Banquet, sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare Co., features more than 50 prestigious MUSE and corporate-funded writing awards. CWA events are in conjunction with the Cat Fanciers’ Association International Cat Show, the largest cat show held in the Western Hemisphere, scheduled at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Full registration for the writing conference is $125 for non-members if postmarked by October 31; $150 if mailed by November 15, 2004. No registrations are accepted at the door. Information and registration options are posted on the CWA web site at www.catwriters.org.

CWA, founded in 1992, is dedicated to providing news, information, and education on all aspects of cat care and welfare, as well as improving the quality of writing about cats and other companion animals. Its 200 members include published writers, photographers, illustrators, novelists, editors and broadcasters.


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