Saturday, June 30, 2012

Notes from Lou



Are you taking a vacation this summer.  Maybe instead of a vacation, you'd like to attend a writers' conference.  Here's a list of some of the ones going on this summer around the country.

JULY 2012:

July 11-14, 2012 - Thrillerfest & Craftfest – International Thriller Writers annual conference, New York, NY. http://www.thrillerfest.com/  

This year's Thrillmaster is Jack Higgins... He's one of the most popular thriller writers around.  He'll be at the conference. 
July 7-13, 2012 - Antioch Writers’ Workshop, Yellow Springs, Ohio. http://www.antiochwritersworkshop.com/  

This conference is for all writers of all levels and areas of interest.  Something for everyone.  
July 12-15, 2012 - Public Safety Writers Conference, Las Vegas NV. Open to those writing fiction or nonfiction about or for any public safety field. Conference speakers include a coroner, fire fighters, police officers, and others in the writing field. http://www.policewriter.com/.  

Have you heard of this one before?  I hadn't. It used to be called the Police Writer's Association. It is open to all and many mystery writers belong to it. It's a great source of research information for those writing novels that include points about public safety or law enforcement. 

July 19-22, 2012 – Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA. http://bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference

This is also for accomplished as well as new writers.   Don Winslow is the keynote speaker this year and the event covers a variety of topics to help mystery writers. 

July 22-27, 2012 - Napa Valley Writers’ Conference - http://www.napawritersconf.org 

This conference must be a good one. It's been around for 32 years. It covers all areas of writing from novels to poetry.  

July 25-28, 2012 - Romance Writers of America Annual Conference, Anaheim, California. http://www.rwa.org/cs/conferences_and_events 
This conference is the biggee if you're a romance writer. Check it out and all it has to offer. 

AUGUST 2012:

Aug. 3-5, 2012 – UNF Writers Conference – University of North Florida, Florida Writers Association, http://www.unfwritersconference.com/ 
  This year's UNF Writers Conference embraces the art of rewriting by focusing on critiques. 
 
Aug. 19-22, 2012 – Pacific Northwest Writers Association summer conference, Bellevue, Washington, http://pnwa.org/

Aug. 23-26 – Killer Nashville conference, Nashville, Tennessee, A Conference for Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Writers & Literature Lovers: www.KillerNashville.com   
Even if you're not interested in going to this one, check out the site. They are having a 52-week guest blogging program by New York Times best selling authors.

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