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/ ). Variety of workshops with a special two-session block for Scrivener Boot Camp led by Jason Hough. Also the Missouri Writers Guild Conference, May 5 – 7, Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO (www.missouriwriterguild.org.) . Opportunity to have a one-on-one with speakers and faculty. Lots of workshops–of special appeal to me, “Writing Historical Fiction” led by Nicole Evelina. The ArkansasWriters.com Calendar lists workshops, conference, and events for writers throughout the year.