The 15th Annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference, Book Fair, and Exchange
Featuring a very special and exciting video program that will give attendees access to writers, publishers, agents, and editors from all over the country


Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 A.M. — 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)

Dear Writers,

Thank you for your interest in our 15th annual writers’ conference. Once again, we have assembled a variety of accomplished writers, editors, and agents who will present informative workshops, lectures, and panel discussions, addressing different aspects of writing, editing, publication, and promotion. Past attendees have complimented our conferences on being both informative and inspirational.

This year we’re pleased to announce that many of our special guests will be joining us via video chat presentation from all over the country and we'll have author River Jordan and Authorlink founder, Doris Booth in attendance.

They will join our accomplished faculty for another wonderful year of inspiration and education. Past presenters have included, Connie May Fowler, Michael Connelly, Alafair Burke, Jim Pascoe, Jim Huang, Margaret Coel, Benjamin M. LeRoy, Terry Lewis, Lynn Wallace, Mark Ryan, Cricket Freeman, Douglas Wells, Tony Simmons, River Jordan, S. V. Date, and Michael Lister.



BUY * SELL * EXCHANGE BOOKS! at The Gulf Coast Book Fair and Exchange

We are thrilled to be holding this year’s conference in the ATC or Advanced Technology Center of Gulf Coast State College (5230 W. Hwy 98, Panama City, FL).

We have found that each participant in past conferences has added great dimension and diversity to the experience of our conference, so please see yourself not only as a participant, but as a valued contributor to this celebration of craft, artistic endeavor, and books.

Michael Lister

The 15th Annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference
Registration Form



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Entire Conference -- every regular session -- FREE
Sign up for special sessions or MS critiques here:

$20.00 Session with Doris Booth of Authorlink
$20.00 Session with author River Jordan
$30.00 Coffee with River Jordan
$30.00 Coffee with Doris Booth

$25.00 Publishing Intensive Session (How to successfully publish your book)
$20.00 for a manuscript critique (send 20 pages no later than 9-10-14)
$20.00 for editor/agent appointment
$20.00 Luncheon

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $__________ for $______ Agent/Editor appointment $______ for Publishing Intensive workshop and $_________ for a manuscript critique, $_____ for a session with River or Doris (circle), $______ for Coffee with River or Doris (circle one), and $_______ for the Keynote luncheon for a total of $_________ (make checks payable to Gulf Coast Writers).

Return this form along with your check made payable to Gulf Coast Writers, P.O. Box 35038, Panama City, FL 32412. For more information call Dawn @ 850-628-4559 or e-mail [email protected]

Gulf Coast Community College is located at 5230 W. Hwy. 98 in Panama City, FL. The ATC is the three story building on east end of the campus right off Collegiate Drive.

Register online at

Refund Policy
All refund requests must be submitted in writing to the conference director and postmarked no later than August 20, 2014, after which no refunds can be given.

Cancellation Policy
Gulf Coast Writers reserves the right to cancel, postpone, alter, or limit enrollment in any program due to insufficient enrollment or to other circumstances beyond the coordinator’s control. Gulf Coast Writers will only be liable for program registration fees.



The 15th Annual Gulf Coast Book Fair and Exchange

Attention Booklovers!

Join us for the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Book Fair and Exchange.

This special gathering of book people includes publishers, authors, bookstores, readers, and booklovers in the sharing of a LOVE for BOOKS!

Authors will be on hand signing their books. Bookstores will be selling books. There will be free books, books to buy, books to trade, you can even bring your own books to sell and trade.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Bring your books and join us for The Gulf Coast Book Fair and Exchange, Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center of Gulf Coast State College.

For more information call Dawn at 850-628-4559.