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virginia-conn's picture
Feb.03.2010
I am still seriously madly in love with the mystery novel I'm writing: Snaketown.   I am looking for a writers conference, not about getting an agent or scnmoozing one.  I want one that focuses on craft.  Am I dreaming?   Also looking for a decent mystery writing class.  Gotham?  Seems like a...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.15.2009
Writers’ conferences provide a wonderful resource for writers of all types. More and more conferences are providing great information not only getting published in general but also on nonfiction writing and building platform. Thus, they are becoming almost a necessity if you want to keep up to date...
terrie-robinson's picture
Oct.26.2009
My sister sent me an email about an upcoming writers conference in San Francisco.  It had all the ingredients of a wonderful, exhilarating time.  One problem:  I'm not ready for any writing conferences.  To borrow from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (one of my guilty pleasures), I'm...
shari-j-stauch's picture
Oct.10.2009
Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans takes place November 19-22. A feature of this year's conference will be the appearance of top-selling author, Dennis Lehane! Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston’s inner-city. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won...
lise-mcclendon's picture
Jun.30.2009
Another year, another fabulous and sometimes agonizing writers conference.  I've been on the faculty at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, a smallish, intimate conference with a kind, casual, down-to-earth vibe, for almost fifteen years. The year after my first book came out I was asked as the...
red-hot-publishing-news's picture
Jun.27.2009
Find out what's hot in the world of publishing, with this selection of recent industry news. PUBLISHING TRENDS If you don’t have anything nice to say, you should be blogging: “St. Martin's Press to Publish Book Based on Blog Mocking Hipsters.”—from the New York Observer Then again...
kristina-riggle's picture
Feb.21.2009
On day three of the AWP conference, I was nearly panel-ed out. I'd heard from Midwestern writers being pigeonholed, writers overcoming taboos and tackling the forbidden, I'd given my first reading and did my part on a panel about the formation of Literary Mama from a writing group with babysitting...
jess-wells's picture
Jan.17.2009
I’d like to offer additional questions for discussion at the Key West Literary Conference: Historical Fiction and the Search for Truth.  Much of the discussion has centered on two questions: a) why write historical novels and b) what are the requirements of accuracy? How about: Eras in the past...
evelyn-sharenov's picture
Dec.14.2008
We were in our cups, Megan and I.  She was leaving in a week to start her MFA at Missoula on a free ride!  And while I was happy for her, her lovely presence at our Wednesday evening happy hours would be missed; we usually went to the Sapphire Hotel or Colosso, popular Portland watering holes for...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.23.2008
In this current economy, many writers may opt out of attending a writers' conference. However, in any economy, a writers' conference represents a treasure trove of information and opportunity for the serious writer wanting to become a published author. I've attended the San Francisco Writers...