Check the Presenters Page…

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Wow…what awesome talent we have presenting for the Wine Country Writer’s Festival.

We will have a classes on ….

  • poetry
  • flash fiction
  • building your platform
  • memoir
  • how to build a story…
  • creative nonfiction

And that’s just the beginning.

Because we’re smack dab in the middle of the holidays we’re taking it slow. In the New Year you’ll learn about the writing contest, the blue pencils, the fire on the beach … Wowsers! There’s so much going on.

Early bird pricing for the basic pass to the Festival won’t last forever so grab a friend and purchase your ticket.

If you have any questions or concerns please email

And our Guest of Honour Is…

A top agent…

In fact he’s the President and CEO…


The Rights Factory Literary Agency

Sam Hiyate

President and CEO 

Sam worked at the literary magazines Blood & Aphorisms and The Quarterly in the 90s. He ran the edgy micropublisher, Gutter Press, from 1993 to 2002, as publisher. He launched the literary division of The Lavin Agency in 2003, where he built a list of clients and did his first deals. Sam’s projects for the agency have been in various categories, including memoir, literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction and graphic novels.

He’s looking for works of all categories with distinct and compelling voices. He loved to discover and help new writers prepare their works for the market, and to help them build a career with their talent. Sam is actively speaking about creative writing, publishing and agenting. his newest project is, a LitSite with writing and art about love.

Interested in: 

Business, Commercial Upmarket Fiction, Crime, Cross-Genre, Graphica, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Mystery, Self-Improvement, Thriller

We’re very excited to have Sam on board. He will be teaching a Master’s Class on the Friday night before the event. There will be a separate charge for this. He will also be in attendance at the Wine Country Writer’s Festival to take pitches and instruct some workshops. Stay tuned for more information…


Hi Everyone. We’re excited that registration for Wine Country Writer’s Festival is now open.

There have been a lot of updates recently and this page will keep you informed of the changes and announcements that will continue to hit the site.

Keep an eye on the the Presenters page. More profiles will be added in the coming weeks.

The Guest of Honour has been confirmed and will be announced soon. Here’s a hint…Get your pitches ready because he’s going to want to hear them. The GoH will also be doing a Master’s Class at an additional fee. Stay Tuned….sooooo excited.

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact us through It may take a day or two but someone will answer your questions or concerns.

Don’t miss the exciting announcements that will be coming on a regular basis and most importantly Save The Date: September 26, 2020