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Write Well Sell Well


The Red Sneaker Writers Conference is a celebration of writing, publishing, and community where ambitious authors can learn, celebrate, and shape the future together. Hosted by William Bernhardt, the first conference in 2005 drew 129 attendees, and it has grown steadily since to over 250 attendees in 2017. Previous conferences have featured William Martin, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Steve Berry, Phillip Margolin, and over 200 other authors. More than three dozen conference attendees have subsequently published their work with major houses. Will you be next?

Why you need to attend

Talk to top agents, editors, publishers, and publicists

Learn tips and techniques from

successful writers

Gain insight on selling your

story for TV/Film

Get the latest updates on publishing

Network with other working writers

Hear  publicity success stories

Understand traditional publishing and self-publishing

Discover your own distinct voice

Explore the fabulous Bricktown pedestrian tourist area

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The conference hotel is the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.

Discover the vibrant charm of Oklahoma City when you stay at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel by Marriott. This downtown Convention Center hotel is located just steps from popular destinations such as Bricktown Entertainment District, Chickasaw Ballpark home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Museum, Chesapeake Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma City Zoo, Frontier City amusement park, and more. A hotel shuttle can take you anywhere in the Bricktown area. With Four Diamond status, this is your choice for style, class and a provocative ambiance.

Conference rate: $129.00. Tell them you’re attending the Red Sneaker conference when you make your reservation. Reserved space is limited, so make your reservation as soon as possible by calling:


Renaissance Hotel

10 North Broadway Avenue

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

The Red Sneaker Writers Convention is co-hosted by

New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt, author of forty-four books and founder of the Red Sneaker Writing Center.

Rene Gutteridge

Chris Maselli

Melanie Hemry

Cheri Fuller

Write Well, Sell Well inspires and equips writers to discover the craft of writing and get published. Founders Rene Gutteridge, Melanie Hemry, and Cheri Fuller have 70+ years of experience.

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Write Well Sell Well