The Dominican Writers Conference was created by a group of Dominican women writers in New York who firmly believe that our stories must be told by us. Our goal is to offer emerging/established Dominican writers and the communities that support us with an event that not only celebrates the important works coming out of the diaspora but also serves to offer opportunities for more Dominican writers to learn how they can break into publishing.
Why create a conference of this kind now? Dominican Writers will have access to experts and seasoned authors who will provide resources and invaluable advice and strategies on how to not only break into publishing but on honing your craft! The communities that we serve will gain knowledge and resources to continue developing their writing and meet Dominican writers who have left a mark in the writing community. We believe that the DWC is extremely relevant in today’s political climate when the powers that be attempt to silence our narratives. We are carving out our place in the literary canon and the Dominican Writers Conference will only help to bring our stories to the forefront.
Our intent is to offer participants intensive writing workshops, manuscript critiques, pitch sessions, panel discussions, author readings, and networking opportunities. The theme of this conference is in honor of Dominican Writer Josefina Baez. Your expertise in this field of work will be an excellent addition to our conference as many of our visitors will look forward to hearing and learning from the work/service you provide. It is an honor to be able to invite you on behalf of our writers to offer manuscript critiques, pitch sessions or any other service you may feel will be beneficial to our writers.