Cat Writers' Association Schedules 2007 Conference
The international Cat Writers' Association (CWA) will hold its 14th annual writers' conference in
Foster City, CA near San Francisco on November 15-17, 2007. The conference is open to anyone
interested in pet writing and will feature two days of professional seminars with nationally known
speakers on topics such as getting into public relations, writing about disabilities, analysis of lost cat
behavior, feline heartworm and great book beginnings. In addition to an editor/agent panel, expert
panelists will discuss feline behavior, veterinary issues and pet food and supply industry issues.
The CWA conference includes social gatherings where attendees can network with authors, editors and
agents. A special luncheon will celebrate CWA's 15th anniversary and honor the memory of CWA
member and Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, Dr. James Richards. The annual Purina
CWA Awards Banquet features 20 writing awards funded by corporations and commercial and
nonprofit companies as well as more than 40 MUSE Medallion awards.
Full registration for the writing conference is $100 for non-members whose registrations are
postmarked by August 15, $125 when postmarked August 16 to October 14 and $150 when
postmarked October 15 to October 31. More information and registration forms are on the CWA web
site at www.catwriters.org.
CWA, founded in 1992, is dedicated to providing news, information, and education on all aspects of
cat care and welfare, as well as improving the quality of writing about cats and other companion
animals. Its more than 200 members include published writers, photographers, illustrators, novelists,
editors and broadcasters.