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!