2019 Washington Writers Conference Sponsors

Look for our sponsors at this year's Washington Writers Conference!
These are companies with expertise in the publishing arena:


The Allyson Group has, since 1994, helped business clients and nonprofits with writing and visual content for newsletters, articles, reports, and books. The platforms now include websites, blogs, and the full range of social media, but the foundation of good, solid, clear brand messaging remains the same. Today, we specialize in social enterprises and social-impact nonprofits. We understand why organizations need to communicate their brand value in all the ways available, and our content is always constructed to support a client’s strategic communications goals. Finally, we love helping authors of all kinds to conceive, write, and publish their books. Connect with the Allyson Group on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Many great books never catch on simply because the right audience never hears about them. For you, the expert at writing your book, comes the Author Marketing Academy from Digital Natives Group, the experts at marketing it. The Academy is your resource for making sure that never happens to your book. With insights from a playbook that has sold millions of books and launched dozens of bestsellers, this is the premier resource for authors looking to grow their social presence beyond streams of consciousness and selfies. From worksheets to white papers and monthly webinars to experts calls, this empowering suite of tools will help you build a marketing plan that will connect you with your targeted readers. You’ll never be left behind the latest algorithm update or platform launch either, as the Academy is an ever-growing education platform that will help you become your very own digital marketing expert. Connect with the Author Marketing Academy on Facebook and Twitter.

Laura Di Franco, MPT, is the owner of Brave Healer Productions, and she’ll help you make your writing come alive with the Brave Healing method. She’s an expert holistic physical therapist; six-time published author; a poet, blogger, and speaker; and a third-degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. Master your mindset, have fun with your fear, and change the world one brave word at a time by learning the secrets of intuitive writing through one of her exceptional, authentic, badass programs. Connect with Laura on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group. Connect with The Digital Reader on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The Writer’s Center empowers writers and everyone who wants to write through workshops, literary events, and creative collaboration. Each year, TWC offers approximately 300 writing workshops and dozens of readings, talks, and panels at our newly renovated facility in south Bethesda and throughout the greater DC area. TWC is also home to Poet Lore, America's oldest poetry magazine, publishing the best contemporary poems. Connect with TWC on Twitter or Facebook.