SOURCE: Maui Writers Conference

July 11, 2007 19:07 ET

Academy Award Winners & Pulitzer Prize Winners Headline 15th Annual Maui Writers Conference

WAILEA, HI--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Maui Writers Conference celebrates its 15th anniversary with a stellar lineup of Academy Award® winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and New York Times bestselling authors this coming Labor Day Weekend, August 31st thru September 3rd at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the island of Maui.

Recognized as "America's premiere writer's conference," the MWC event headliners include the top names in the literary and entertainment fields. Headlining the event this year: 2007 Academy Award Winner for best original screenplay Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Bobby Moresco ("Crash"), Pamela Wallace ("Witness"), Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner W. S. Merwin ("The Corner of Ladders"), Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times best selling author/producer Buzz Bissinger ("Friday Night Lights") and New York Times best selling authors John Lescroart ("The Suspect"), Luane Rice ("Beach Girls"), John Saul ("The Manhattan Hunt Club"), Jacquelyn Mitchard ("The Deep End of the Ocean"), Karen Joy Fowler ("The Jane Austen Book Club"), Dorothy Allison ("Bastard Out of Carolina"), Dan Millman ("The Way of the Peaceful Warrior"), James Rollins ("Map of Bones"). Screenwriter/producer Michael Palmieri (USC School of Cinema-Television), screenwriter Diane Lake (Academy Award-winning film "Frida") and bestselling author Lisa Nichols ("The Secret") round out the illustrious speakers for an inspiring weekend of over 100 panels and workshops in fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, publishing, inspirational writing, food writing, poetry, children's and young adult literature.

The Maui Writers Conference and its 6-day Writers Retreat in fiction, non-fiction and screenwriting which runs prior to the event (August 25th to August 31st) offers an opportunity to meet agents, editors, publishers and studio executives who can help launch careers. Signature sponsors include Hawaii Tourism Authority, Writers Digest, Hawaiian Airlines, State of Hawaii, County of Maui Film Office and the Austin Film Festival.

Fees for the Maui Writers Conference are $695 and Retreat fees are $1,295 if purchased by July 15th. A special Ohana Club membership with exclusive benefits to online content is also available. To register visit the website at or call 808-879-0061.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Georja Skinner