ANWA Conference

2022 ANWA Writers Conference


Open to the public. September 15-17, 2022 at the Mesa Doubletree Hotel.

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Conference Keynote

Charlie N. Holmberg


Charlie N. Holmberg is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling Paper Magician series and the Amazon Charts bestselling Spellbreaker series. She is also the author of the Star Mother series and the Numina series, as well as five stand-alone novels, including Followed by Frost, a 2016 RITA Award finalist for Young Adult Romance; The Fifth Doll, winner of the 2017 Whitney Award for Speculative Fiction; and The Will and the Wilds, winner of the 2020 Whitney Award for Speculative Fiction, as well as Novel of the Year for Adult Fiction. Charlie writes contemporary romance under C.N. Holmberg. Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, and owns too many pairs of glasses. She currently lives with her family in Utah. Visit her at

Thursday Workshop

Join us for an extra day at conference. Thursday workshops will help with everything from your first chapter to your query letter and synopsis. And don’t miss our Screenplay workshop, mentor mingle, and social hour!

Operation Paperback

Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments of books to U.S. soldiers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They have since shipped 2.2 million books to over 30 locations overseas.


ANWA offers a variety of events each year. Search below to learn more.

  • Conference (In-person only): $199
  • Thursday In-person Workshop: $35
  • Pitches: $20
  • Query Consult: $25
  • Manuscript Consult: $55
  • Intensives: $10
  • B.O.B Contest Entry: $15

ANWA Members will receive a code for $20 discount via the newsletter.


Registration will open on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8am Arizona time.

In-person closes Thursday, September 1, 2022.


No conference registration cancellation refunds will be given after Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Conference Faculty

The ANWA Writers Conference offers outstanding workshops and writing classes by professionals in the industry


ANWA presents the Annual Conference Gala Friday night from 8:30-10 p.m. Theme: Middle Earth Masquerade

Come enjoy an evening of casual fun while rubbing shoulders with other authors and our special guests.



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