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Conference Spotlight: The 2014 Colorado Writing Workshops

If you read my blog, you know I am constantly traveling to be part of awesome writers' conferences across the country. On that note, I am very exciting to be a part of the 2014 Colorado Writing Workshops -- two full-day "How to Get Published" conference events in Colorado. On Friday, Nov. 14, there is an all-day event in Boulder; and on Saturday, Nov. 15, there is a separate all-day event in Denver. (The one-day schedules are both the same.)

These writing events are a chance to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch an agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. There is even a "Writers' Got Talent" event in the middle where registrants bring their first pages and get them read aloud. Faculty (agents) give their thoughts on what was working or not working with the writing.

WHAT ARE THE WORKSHOPS?

These are separate-yet-identical one-day "How to Get Published" writing workshops on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, 2014, with Friday's event in Boulder and Saturday's event in Denver. In other words, either workshop is one day full of classes and advice designed to give you instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We'll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you're writing -- fiction or nonfiction -- the day's classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome. The events are designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible.

Literary agents in attendance include Sara Megibow (Nelson Literary), Rachelle Gardner (Books & Such Literary), Erin Buterbaugh (MacGregor Literary), Shannon Hassan (Marsal Lyon Literary), Alex Barba (Inklings Literary), Sandra Bond (Bond Literary), Sarah Freese (Wordserve Literary), and Renee Nyen (KT Literary). Agents will be onsite at both events to give feedback and meet with writers, as well. You can ask any questions you like during the sessions, and get your specific concerns addressed.

By the end of either workshop, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey. (Please note that the workshops are separate and the class schedules are identical. Writers will likely want to attend one workshop or the other, not both.) Please learn more and sign up at the official website here.

EVENTS -- LOCATION & DETAILS

BOULDER: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location is a meeting room at the Boulder Inn (Best Western Plus). Address: 770 28th St. Boulder, CO 80303. DENVER: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location is the Ross Cherry Creek Branch library of the Denver Library system. Address: 305 Milwaukee St., Denver, CO 80206.

REGISTRATION AND MORE DETAIL

Please learn more and sign up at the official website here.

There is limited space at both events. The Friday event in Boulder can only hold 90 attendees. The Saturday event in Denver can only hold 70 attendees.

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