Japan Writers Conference


The 2017 (10th Annual) Japan Writers Conference

The Japan Writers Conference will be in Tokyo this year at the Ekoda Campus of Nihon University College of Art, October 8 & 9, 2017. Please note that the Conference will be on Sunday and Monday this year, Monday being “Health and Sports Day,” a national holiday.


This is the second time for the Conference to be held here. Karen McGee will again host.  The campus has attractive recent facilities and the rooms we will use open on to a really cool atrium space. Ekoda is three local stops from Ikebukuro Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Shin-ogoda station on the Oedo Subway Line is also nearby.


Please make a note of the dates and plan to join us. As in the past, the Conference will be free and open to all who wish to attend.


The call for proposals is now open. For reference, the guidelines for submissions are here.


(Japan Writers Conference (JWC)は、作家、詩人、編集者、ジャーナリスト、翻訳者など著述業および出版に携わる人々が毎年集うconferenceです。今年、第9回JWCは徳島大学で開催されます。10月29日、30日の2日間にわたる日程で、ライティングや出版に関するさまざまなプレゼンテーションが予定されています。使用言語は英語です。なお、著述業や出版に携わる方の、ライティングや出版に関する発表のご応募をお待ちしております。)


For some background information on the Japan Writers Conference, see the following:


Follow Twitter updates about this year's JWC here.


Voices from the 6th Japan Writers Conference, see Tokyo Tom Baker here.


For a Japan Times article featuring JWC organizer John Gribble, click here.


A Sept. 27, 2013 article by Stephen Mansfield about Hans Brinckmann entitled, "Dutch banker turned writer finds a home and inspiration in Japan" is here.


For questions or to receive more information, email gribblej"at" (change to "@")gol.com


John Gribble

Bern Mulvey

Co Co-ordinators,

 Japan Writers Conference


See photos from the 2009 Conference here.


For a Japan Times article about the conference written by Eric Johnston in 2008, click here.


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