Anyone who knows me knows that I love being a writing conference presenter. I have instructed at the Clarksville Writers Conference several times and will be back again this year. The conference is a medium-sized event filled with great people and organizers, all of whom seem to exude Southern hospitality. The Tennessee writing event is two days of workshops and presentations, and there are free appointments with the two literary agents in attendance.
(Check out this page if you’re looking for a list of writers conferences.)
Twenty-one writing workshops/presentations will be presented at Austin Peay State University on the third floor of the Morgan University Center.
WHO WILL BE THERE?
For the event, I personally recommended a pair of agents who take on a LOT of different categories — giving attendees a great chance to meet 1-2 people who rep what they write. The two agent bios:
Barbara Scott (Wordserve Literary) is actively seeking adult full-length fiction (65,000 to 100,000 words) in the following genres: women’s, romance, suspense/thriller, mystery, romantic suspense, historical, family saga, Amish, political thrillers, mainstream and supernatural/speculative; as well as adult short contemporary and historical fiction (40,000 to 65,000 words) in the genres of romance, historical and romantic suspense. Scott is also interested in middle-grade and young adult children’s books. Nonfiction interests include: current affairs, politics, management, sales, money, home life, marriage, family, parenting, health and diet, how-to, popular culture, psychology, science, self-help, women’s issues and devotionals. Visit Barbara Scott on the web at www.wordserveliterary.com. [No longer an active agent as of fall 2013.]
Debbie Carter (Muse Literary Management) is actively seeking writers with formal training who are willing to revise. Fiction interests include literary novels and short story and poetry collections with popular appeal, mysteries/thrillers/suspense, multicultural and international fiction that is relatable to American readers. Nonfiction interests include music and the arts; fashion; NYC, American or European history; and narrative nonfiction about extraordinary people and experiences. Carter is also interested in children’s literature (picture book and up) and teens’ multicultural fiction, mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, animal stories, fantasy grounded in reality, narrative nonfiction and serious nonfiction. Visit Debbie Carter and Muse Literary Managements on the web at www.museliterary.com.
There are plenty of editors and authors, as well. See all speakers here.
I Will Speak At These Great Writing Events in 2014:
- Jan 11, 2014: Capitol City Writing Retreat (Lansing, MI)
- Feb. 1, 2014: Pennwriters Pittsburgh Chapter Event (Pittsburgh, PA)
- March 28-29, 2014: Northern Colorado Writers Conference (Fort Collins, CO)
- March 30 – April 4, 2014: Worship Write With God: Christian Writers Retreat (Asheville, NC)
- April 11-13, 2014: Missouri Writers Guild Conference (St. Louis, MO)
- May 3, 2014: University of Central Arkansas MFA Literary Event (Little Rock/Conroy, AR)
- June 6-8, 2014: Wyoming Writers Conference (Sheridan, WY)
- July 13-16, 2014: Southeastern Writers Conference (St. Simon’s Island, GA)
- Aug. 1-3, 2014: Writer’s Digest Conference (New York, NY)
- Aug. 5-10, 2014: Texas Writing Retreat (outside Houston, TX)
- October 2014: Books by the Banks Book Festival (Cincinnati, OH)
- November 2014: Atlanta Writers Fall Conference (Atlanta, GA)
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