In an era of rapid changes in the publishing industry, the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference proudly announces its 56th annual conference August 2-5 at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis. Founded in 1963, the Cape Cod Writers Center’s survival is a testimony to the region’s literary tradition, its spacious beaches, quaint towns and communal support for artists and writers.

Hank Phillippi Ryan, the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s 7News, multiple Emmy winner and national best-selling author of ten mysteries, will keynote the conference luncheon on Saturday, Au-selling 4. During her talk Hank will speak about literary inspiration, the challenges of publication and her latest thriller Trust Me. A book signing and sale will follow.

Conference attendees may choose from a wide range of literary courses. Among them are Writing Your First Young Adult Novel taught by best-selling author Laurie Stolarz; Forensics Investigations by medicolegal death investigator Michelle Clark; Screenplay Structure by Hollywood screenwriter, Patricia Meyer; Social Media Marketing by marketing expert Bobbie Carlton; Making Characters Come Alive by publisher Lou Aronica and The Power of Point of View by editor Diane O’Connell.

In addition to the twenty course offerings in writing, promotion and social media, conference attendees can register for agent advice on query letters and pitches or request a manuscript mentoring session.  Participants will also have an opportunity to engage in lunchtime roundtable discussions, practice their pitches and read their works-in-progress in evening sessions.

“Every writer from beginners to seasoned professionals will find something valuable to take home from the conference regardless of age, race, gender or sexual orientation. As literary history suggests, exciting literary voices are everywhere.  One of our most cherished goals at the Cape Cod Writers Center is inspiring people to write and get published. Year after year that happens with participants and we’re looking forward to watching that again this year.”

From more information or to register for the conference please visit www.capecodwriterscenter.org   or use this link.  http://capecodwriterscenter.org/conference-2/o. You may also email writers@capecodwriterscenter or call (508) 420-0200.