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This October, FIU’s 2012 Writers Conference, put on in partnership with Books & Books, will be held at the Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Coral Gables, FL.

From October 25-27, writers, teachers, editors and agents will be on hand, bringing their expertise to conference attendees. Here’s a quick look at who’ll be there and the topics covered:

  • novel, Scott Spencer (Endless Love)
  • non-fiction/memoir, Ann Hood (Comfort)
  • food and fiction writer, Steven Raichlen (Island Apart, The Barbecue Bible)
  • fiction, John Dufresne (Requiem, Mass.)
  • poetry, Denise Duhamel (Ka-Ching!)
  • revision process, Lynne Barrett (Magpies)
  • novel, Debra Dean (The Madonnas Of Leningrad)
  • screenwriting & structure, Les Standiford (Bringing Adam Home)
  • the book concept, Ellen Sussman (DirtyWords, French Lessons)
  • memoir, Julie Wade (Small Fires)
  • Richard Pine, Inkwell Management Literary Agency
  • Jill Bialosky, Editor (W.W. Norton)

Conference director Les Standiford says, “Of course we hope that everyone will want to join us at the legendary Biltmore, with its many amenities, but as always, the heart of the matter is writing. Our program offers intensive, hands-on workshops and discussions intended to help writers at all stages of development.”