I'm giving an early shout-out to a June conference at which I'll be presenting: the Southeastern Writers Association 34th Annual Writers Workshop. It all goes down from June 21–25, 2009, at St. Simons Island, GA.
The beach in summertime. Do I seriously need to go on? It's a four-day conference, during the week—giving you an awesome excuse to miss work (bonus!). The conference is nicknamed "The Maui of the Southeast," and good lord, I hope that nickname holds true.
Check Out These Great Upcoming Writers Conferences:
- Feb. 11, 2017: Writers Conference of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)
- Feb. 16–19, 2017: San Francisco Writers Conference (San Francisco, CA)
- Feb. 24, 2017: The Alabama Writers Conference (Birmingham, AL)
- Feb. 25, 2017: Atlanta Writing Workshop (Atlanta, GA)
- March 25, 2017: Michigan Writers Conference (Detroit, MI)
- March 25, 2017: Kansas City Writing Workshop (Kansas City, MO)
- April 8, 2017: Philadelphia Writing Workshop (Philadelphia, PA)
- April 22, 2017: Get Published in Kentucky Conference (Louisville, KY)
- April 22, 2017: New Orleans Writers Conference (New Orleans, LA)
- May 6, 2017: Seattle Writers Conference (Seattle, WA)
- May 19–21, 2017: PennWriters Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
- June 24, 2017: The Writing Workshop of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- Aug. 18–20, 2017: Writer's Digest Conference (New York, NY)
WHO WILL BE THERE?
For starters, agent extraordinaire Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary + Media. Mollie handles a variety of fiction and nonfiction, and even a juvenile work or two. She will be presenting on nonfiction book proposals.
Also: Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author, teaching advanced fiction; Jo Kittinger, writing for young readers; Cheryl Norman, novel writing; I will be presenting on the publishing business and scriptwriting; and there's many other presenters so check the website.
Manuscript evaluations are optional, and you get to meet with a pro one-on-one if you do an evaluation. Also, there are 14 cash prize contests. Contests include the following categories: novel, short fiction, young adult fiction, poetry, limerick, writing for children, nonfiction, inspirational, romance, speculative fiction, humor, holiday inspiration, first time attendees, and publication.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (864)494-0412.
If you look on a map, you
will see that Georgia's coastline
is teeny tiny. Serious, Georgia got
ripped off in this deal. But it definitely
seems to make the most out of the
little coastline and beaches it does have.