Maryland Writer's Conference!
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 9:48:00 AM
by Robin Bayne
|I will be speaking about small press publishing at the Maryland Writer's conference on April 30 in Baltimore.
If you've never attended MWA's Annual Conference before, you owe it to yourself—and your writing career—not to miss this one. To make our conference more accessible to all, attendance fees have been reduced by over 20% under last year.
Our team has assembled a superb roster of nationally acclaimed speakers, agents and editors. This year's keynote speaker is Stephen Hunter, Washington Post critic and winner of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Writing in Criticism and award-winning author of such international best-selling novels as Dirty White Boys, Point of Impact, Pale Horse Coming, The Day Before Midnight and Time To Hunt.
Five categories of speaker sessions have been tailored to every writing need:
* Nonfiction, and
Our workshops will be conducted by savvy, multi-published professionals who will share hard-learned lessons designed to help you improve your craft and sell your work.
Business sessions include:
* Making Time To Write (Michelle Monkou)
* Press Kits and Publicity (Penny Sanserveiri)
* Protect Yourself From Writing Scams (A. C. Crispin)
* Make the Most of Editor/Agent Appointments at Conferences (Loree Lough)
How-To sessions feature:
* Characters and Motive (Carolyn Greene)
* Writing Partnerships (Warren Murphy)
* Raise the Level of Your Writing (Mike Sackett)
* Synopses (Loree Lough)
* Translating Ideas into Stories (Bob Mayor)
Fiction sessions deal with:
* Mystery (Warren Murphy)
* Sci-fi/Fantasy (A. C. Crispin)
* What Makes a Story? (Mike Sackett)
* Historicals (Bob Broomall)
* Writing For Children (Debbie Clayman)
Nonfiction sessions cover:
* Travel Writing (Carolyn Males)
* Marketing Childrens' Books (Charles Boyle)
* Journaling ( Yvette Ridenour)
* Writing Stage/Screenplays (Bob Broomall)
Editor/Agent sessions focus on submission requirements, industry changes and what's hot in publishing.
Visit website for more info!
Maryland Writers Association