2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers
Sponsor: Nimrod International Journal
Date: Currently underway. Closing date: November 18, 2020
Cost: All panel discussions, craft talks/workshops, readings, and Q&As are free and open to the public, but donations are requested. One-on-One Critique Sessions range in price from $15-$25.
Activities: virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, readings, and one-on-one critique sessions with members of our editorial team.
Researching Fiction with Veda Boyd Jones
Sponsor: Missouri Writers Guild
Cost: Free, via Zoom
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7 pm
Content: Jones will speak on how to research for fiction, both historical and contemporary, citing examples from her work, such as spending days at a TV station and attending the citizens police academy. Questions will be welcome.
How to participate: Participants can join from smart phone, computer, or tablet. First-time Zoom-users simply sign up for Zoom, follow the prompts and allow the app to access camera and microphone. On the day of the lecture, join with the following information:
Zoom link for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85683680368?pwd=RkdDZTF1cWtMaWZzVDVIUERoTUJmdz09
Meeting ID: 856 8368 0368
Write Like an Actor Workshop
Sponsor: Baxter County Library
Teacher: Stephanie Storey, auhor, Oil and Marble
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 9 am.
Cost: Free, Zoom link on the calendar on the Baxter Library site
Content: short lectures and writing prompts. Exercises to write better dialogue, get in touch with characters’ emotion, develop strong points of view, and choose specific and important character details.