Workshops

Writing family history – OLLI 2019

“Bring Family History to Life” Learn to use family journals, letters, anecdotes, photographs, and all those boxes of memorabilia to bring your family history to life. Weave the humor, wisdom, life-long passions, and dreams to keep relevant the interconnecting people of each generation. Include the quirky sayings, jokes, and amazing stories so they don’t fade

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Workshops

Pitch Like a Pro to the Pros

  Fayetteville Public Library Fri., Oct. 27, 10:00 am Marilyn H. Collins is leading a workshop for True Lit Fest, Fayetteville Public Library, Friday, October 27, 11:00 am. The workshop will help seasoned as well as beginning writers to “pitch” their story ideas to agents and to publishers –the guys who actually represent or purchase

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Conferences

Calling Nonfiction Writers

2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference, May 26 – 27, Point Park Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Looks like a great conference for nonfiction writers and those who love to write for magazines (like I do). The keynote is “The State of the American Magazine” led by editors from Esquire, Harper’s, the NY Times Magazine, the New Yorker,

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Local Author News

Write Western

Western Writers of America Annual Convention, June 21 – 24, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Exciting that this conference is held so close to NWAR this year. Lots of time to explore the history of Kansas City including a tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Sessions of

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Meetings

Don’t Miss the AR Writers Conference, June 3

This one-day conference covers territory important to writers. Two keynoters: Tommy Hancock, “Preparing Your Manuscriptto Pitch” and Andrea Campbell, “Creating Content: Break-in, Connect, Become a Regular.” Myinterests are: “Writing Non-Fiction” with Janis F. Kearney and “Poetry in Motion” with Jim Barton. I usually skip the poetry sessions–but Jim Barton is always good. www.Arkansaswritersconference.org. AWC, June

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Meetings

Decisions, Decisions

Writers in this area have a choice of two well-known, overlapping conferences. Both have sessions that appeal to me. Check out OK Writers Federation Conference 2017, May 4 – 6, Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City, OK (www.owfi.org/conference2017/schedule/ ). Varietyof workshops with a special two-session block for Scrivener Boot Camp led by Jason Hough. Also the Missouri

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