The international Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) will hold its 14th annual writers’ conference in Foster City, CA near San Francisco on November 15-17, 2007. The conference is open to any one interested in pet writing and will feature two days of professional seminars with nationally known speakers on topics such as getting into public relations, writing about disabilities, analysis of lost cat behavior, feline heartworm and great book beginnings. In addition to an editor/agent panel, expert panelists will discuss feline behavior, veterinary issues and pet food and supply industry issues.
The CWA conference includes social gatherings where attendees can network with authors, editors and agents. A special luncheon will celebrate CWA’s 15th anniversary and honor the memory of CWA member and Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, Dr. James Richards. The annual Purina CWA Awards Banquet features 20 writing awards funded by corporations and commercial and nonprofit companies as well as more than 40 MUSE Medallion awards.
Full registration for the writing conference is $100 for non-members whose registrations are postmarked by August 15, $125 when postmarked August 16 to October 14 and $150 when postmarked October 15 to October 31. More information and registration forms are on the CWA website 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 more than 200 members include published writers, photographers, illustrators, novelists,editors and broadcasters.