A green light to greatness.®

July 17-19, 2015

Grapevine, TX

A Conference Forum for Writers Devoted to the Art and Craft of Narrative Nonfiction

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is a forum for journalists, writers, readers, students, educators and the general public to listen to, be inspired by and practice their craft at the highest possible level.

The Conference was created to enhance the quality of nonfiction writing, encourage innovation, and create a community of factual storytellers who maintain an unflinching faith in the narrative craft. Read more.

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Thank you to our 2014 Keynote Speakers. Stay tuned for udpates on our 2015 Keynote Speakers!



2014 Auction of Larry McMurtry First Edition Works

Mayborn benefit auction includes works from Larry McMurtry and world-class writers. Find out how you can get a signed first edition here.

Registration Fees

General admission and educator fees have been increased for the first time since 2008. Registration costs $425 for this year. Registration is closed when full or by July 1, 2014. Fees are non-refundable.



Our Sponsors


The Dallas Morning News

Voice Media Group      Ricco Family Partners, Ltd.    Texas Monthly   UNT Press    

Barnes & Noble          Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center    Grapevine, Texas    Investigative Reporters and Editors   The Writer's Garret    

Writers' League of Texas    Recycled Books, Records, and CDs     Denton Record-Chronicle     Denton Record-Chronicle     Ball State University