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Past events:

Mystery and Thriller Summit

Mystery and Thriller Online Summit

Do you want to be Tess Gerritsen or Louise Penny, Ellery Queen or Ellis Peters? There are many ways to cook a mystery but they all have their own ingredients. Each of our best-selling mystery/thriller authors will discuss his recipe for murder to help you solve the riddle of how your own mystery should be served to the reader.

For $45, you can access the entire Summit, 9 videos interviews of the speakers above, more than 5 hours of expert advice!

Literary Agent Summit

Get lifetime access to all virtual sessions featuring the following speakers:

  • Katharine Sands at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  • Jennifer Grimaldi at Chalberg & Sussman
  • Madelyn Burt at Stonesong
  • Jennifer Unter at The Unter Agency
  • Laurie Chittenden at Tessler Literary Agency
  • Emily Keyes at Fuse Literary
  • Eric Myers at Myers Literary Management
  • Andy Ross at The Andy Ross Literary Agency
  • Amaryah Orenstein at GO Literary
  • Kelly Peterson at Rees Literary Agency
  • Lynnette Novak from The Seymour Agency
  • Leslie Zampetti from Dunham Literary, Inc.
  • Editor Nettie Finn from St. Martin’s Press
  • Editor Melissa Singer from Tor/Forge

Lifetime access costs $45. Details here.

Memoir Success Online Summit

We are proud to present our second online summit, this time focused on helping you share your story! The event features bestselling authors, agents, editors, and marketers who will provide practical (and inspiring) advice on why the world needs your story, and how you can best write and share it.

Speakers include:

  • New York Times Bestselling author Ruth Wariner
  • Author Tracy Strauss
  • Author Rachael Herron
  • Author and writing instructor Marion Roach Smith
  • Writer & editor Allison Williams
  • Literary agent Renee C. Fountain
  • Author and marketing expert Dan Blank

Get lifetime access to ALL sessions for only $45. Click here for more information.

Historical Fiction Online Summit

Join us to take your historical fiction to the next level. All sessions are recorded and available to view at your convenience. This online summit will help you:

  • Improve your writing with advice from bestselling authors
  • Identify exactly the story you need to tell and how to do it
  • Weave history into your story in a manner that grabs readers while remaining accurate
  • Determine what literary agents want to see (and not see!)
  • Develop your audience even before your book is finished

Get lifetime access to ALL sessions for only $45. Click here for more information.

The mission of the Village Writing School is to help writers of all levels develop their craft to tell their stories in a more readable, publishable way. Based in Arkansas, the Village Writing School supports writers around the world through its online, on-demand programs on writing, agenting, marketing and publishing.