Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Wildwoods Convention Center Welcomes Writers of All Types to the 12th Annual Beach Writers’ Conference, Tuesday June 3 & Wednesday, June 4

The Wildwoods annual Beach Writer’s Conference will feature speakers
(L-R): Steven James, Tom Monteleone, Sheree Bykofsky and Lorraine Ranalli


The 12th Annual North Wildwood Beach Writers’ Conference returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4.

The conference welcomes published authors, new authors, aspiring authors and those who enjoy reading and would like to meet those who put the words on the page. Speakers will talk on a variety of subjects ranging from writing mysteries, children's stories, plays, historical novels, poetry and memoirs.

This year’s speakers include: Steven James (Patrick Bowers and Jevin Banks series); Tom Monteleone (Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel); Sheree Bykofsky (The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published); Lorraine Ranalli (Gravy Wars, South Philly Foods, Feuds & Attytudes) and many more.

The Beach Writers’ Conference will also feature writing contests, manuscript evaluations, giveaways, a book bazaar, a networking cocktail party and one-on-one conversations with editor Paul Dinas.

A “meet and greet” will be held Tuesday, June 3 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. in the Glass Room of the Bolero Resort, where multi-talented presenters will do dramatic readings and musical performances. The Bolero Resort is located at 3320 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood.

For a registration form, pricing or additional information about the Beach Writers’ Conference, call 609-522-9406 or visit Special discounts are available for high school seniors and college students.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.        

About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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