Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's Not Too Late to Take Your Writing Career in the Write Direction

This Saturday, November 10, I'm excited to be giving a workshop at the "Write Direction" conference in Columbia, MO.

The annual conference, sponsored by the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild,  kicks off at 8:30 and ends at 4 p.m.

The conference will be held at the Unity Center, 1600 West Broadway in Columbia.

CCMWG president Judy Stock, conference chair Carolyn Mulford, and everyone involved in planning the event have done a wonderful job obtaining presenters, laying out the agenda, and keeping the registration fee affordable.

Here's what you can expect:

Bill Clark, columnist with the Columbia Daily Tribune, will serve as the keynote speaker and inspire participants on The Joy in Taking the Next Step"

Other speakers and breakout session topics include:

Bridget Bufford on "Creating Characters through Archetypes"
Matthew Murie, English professor at Westminister College, on "Finding Your Perfect Pitch"
William Trowbridge, Missouri Poet Laureate, on "Humor in Poetry"
Dr. Edward Adelstein, anatomic and clinical pathologist, on "Every Death is a Short Story"
Donna Volkenannt on "Structuring Short Stories for Passion and Profit"

Linda Fisher from Mozark Press, Yolanda Ciolli from AKA Publishing, and Lou Turner from High Hill Press will participate in publisher/editor panels

Registration fee includes lunch, special-interest tables, book sales, and an afternoon tea.

Student discounts are available and Late registrations will be accepted at the door.

Hope to see you there!


  1. As usual, I'm too far South! Sounds like a great event, though.

  2. Hope you have a great time! Cheering you on for your workshop! :) I am sure it will go well.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. Hi Lisa,
    Maybe one day you'll venture up North. :-)

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks. I hope it goes well too.


  4. Wish I didn't have a bazillion other things going on this weekend. I'm sure it will be fun, and you and all the others will do a great job.

  5. Hope the conference went well. I'm sure you did an awesome job!

    Critter Alley

  6. Hi Lynn,
    it was lots of fun!

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks. I learned a lot and had a great time!


  7. It sounds like it was a great conference. I'd love to have heard your presentation!


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