The Belize Writers’ Conference

Elizabeth James wrote to the SB Authors Publishing and Marketing Group about a writers’ conference in Belize, and I’m passing it on in case anyone is interested:

My name is Elizabeth and I’m a writer in the Bay Area. I’m reaching out to you because I sit on the board of the first-ever Belize Writers Conference happening this April, and we’re trying to get the word out.

This conference is a tremendous opportunity for anyone with a finished or close-to-finished manuscript. It is a small conference, limited to just 30, and attendees will have the opportunity to work closely with 2 literary agents–Carrie Howland of Empire Literary and Kate Johnson of Wolf Literary Services–as well as writing coach, Jane Anne Staw. Attendees will have the opportunity to not only pitch their work, but potentially form a working relationship with our agents.

The conference will take place April 23-28 on at the Ak’bol Yoga Retreat on Ambergris Caye, in Belize. It is a tropical paradise and attendees will have the opportunity to relax on the beach, participate in yoga sessions, and time will be set aside for generative writing.

For more information and to register please see our website:

As this is our first year we are on a shoestring budget as far as publicity is concerned. I am asking that you please pass this information along to your group members. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. My email is

All best,

Elizabeth Gonzalez James

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