I love a good conference. Here are a couple of January events I found while looking around the web.
New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, one of our most popular and successful authors, has over 11 million books published worldwide. An accomplished instructor as well, he has taught writing to audiences around the globe. Steve also is passionate about preserving history–he is the founder of the nonprofit History Matters–so he has teamed up with the Atlanta Writers Club and Eagle Eye Book Shop to present a 4-hour writer’s workshop, with all proceeds to benefit the Historic Oakland Foundation, Oakland Cemetery (www.oaklandcemetery.com). This is the final resting place of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, among many other notables.Steve Berry will teach the craft of writing, including the Four “C’s” of story structure, effective dialogue, point of view, and the all-important 10 Rules of Writing in three 50-minute sessions, followed by a Q&A session. This workshop is not restricted to members of the Atlanta Writers Club; the first 175 people registering and paying the contribution amount will be admitted.
The 12th Annual SCBWI International Winter Conference begins with a day of optional pre-conference intensives for writers & illustrators on January 28th, followed by 2 days chock-full of agents, editors, publishers, workshops and networking designed to rocket your writing and illustration to the next level.
Published or pre-published, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity! Get the latest information on the market from the industry leaders in publishing for young people, and be inspired by some of the most well-known authors and illustrators working in children’s literature today.
Since they are a few days apart, I’m pretty sure I should do both. But I really want to go to the Book Expo in New York later this year. Maybe I should do all THREE.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to run to Home Depot and hope something falls on me. As a get-rich scheme it has its problems, I know.