Mark your calendar for the Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Free Annual Conference on Saturday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Health and Education Building on the corner of Berry and Emma Streets in Springdale.
Here’s the program:
9 A.M. LINDA APPLE & VELDA BROTHERTON – THE LONG AND SHORT OF CREATIVE NON FICTION
Linda is an inspirational author with 9 creative non-fiction articles published in the CHICKEN SOUP BOOK SERIES. Much in demand as an inspirational speaker, she currently has an agent who is circulating her first novel.
Velda has published multiple times in the romance field and has four creative non-fiction books currently available. She also writes weekly and monthly columns for newspapers and blogs. Her latest book is Fly With the Mourning Dove, a biographical creative non-fiction.
10 A.M. LINDA RIGSBEE – E-PAINTING, THE NEW MODERN ART. Linda is a home-published author who often uses e-paintings for her book covers. She will demonstrate how to use Microsoft Paintbrush to create pictures, repair old photos and touch up new ones in ways that rival photo editing software. Ever have something come up on your computer screen that you can’t print? She’ll show you how.
11 A.M. RADINE TREES NEHRING – FINDING GOLD IN RESEARCH & PLOTTING
Her TO DIE FOR Ozarks mystery series began in 2002 with Macavity nominee, A VALLEY TO DIE FOR. A WEDDING TO DIE FOR, number four in the series, joined her other books in winning honors, including an Arkansas best book award. Her fifth mystery novel, A RIVER TO DIE FOR, will be released this spring.
NOON: LUNCH WILL BE ORDERED IN OR BRING YOUR OWN
1:30 P.M. VELDA BROTHERTON – PROMOTING ONLINE & OTHER COOL STUFF
Velda has spent the summer promoting her latest book online and will share many sites as well as some hints on getting a presence on Google, writing a blog and linking where it counts.
2:30 P.M. DUSTY RICHARDS – WRITING 101 & MORE COOL STUFF
Dusty was a double winner of the Spur Award this year for his western book and a western short story. His latest book, Montana Revenge is a follow-up to The Horsecreek Incident, which won the Spur.
Published authors may bring books to autograph and sell.