Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

(Here's a photo from last year's conference)

That's me on the right with two of my writing friends--Mary Horner and Dianna Graveman--and Walter Bargen (Missouri's first poet laureate)
Today's forecast for St. Peters: Chance of fluries today, snow this evening. High 39 degrees.

*If one of your New Year's resultions is to get serious about your writing career by attending a conference, here's one I recommend.

* The Missouri Writers' Guild will hold its 94th annual conference April 3-5 at the Drury Lodge in historic Cape Girardeau, MO. (Cape Girardeau is in Southeast Missouri, about 115 miles south of St. Louis.)

* This year's MWG conference will feature speakers:
** Lee Goldberg, TV writer (Monk)
** Annette Fix and Angela Mackintosh, WOW! Magazine editors
** Harvey Stanbrough, Pulitizer Prize nominee
** Kate Angelella, Simon and Schuster editor
** Celeste Walker, editor of Listen Magazine
** Marcia Preston, former editor of Byline Magazine and award-winning novelist
** Michelle Salater, writer and editor
** Jessica Burkhart, writer and novelist
* Plus more speakers to be announced.

* Conference highlights include: one-on-one agent/editor appointments, marketing advice, and workshops on perfecting your craft.

* For complete details, visit the conference website or e-mail Emily Hendricks, conference chair, at

* Hope to see you there!


  1. I hope to make at least part of the conference this year, Donna. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Dianna and Tricia,
    God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be there for at least part of the conference.


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