Skirball Writers' Center - AM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David Giffels, Writer in Residence at the William N. Come with a character (or two) in your back pocket to use in a fun, hands-on writing prompt. Drafting the Nonfiction Book Proposal / Deanna Adams. Learn step-by-step how to put together your book proposal so you can win over the agent or publishing company of your choice. She has a background in both traditionally and self-published works, which she uses to help her clients succeed.
Skirball Writers' Center on "Writing When You Think You Have No Ideas"David Giffels is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir columnist, Giffels is an associate professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Lex has developed a wide and varied group of associates, from content editors to graphic designers and photographers.
He developed and leads a weekly creative writing workshop called “Veterans’ Voice,” designed to encourage and support US military veterans to write and share their military experience as a community.
Local/Regional “Our Life Stories” Writers’ Conference (Cosumnes River College) – an affordable one-day conference offered by the Hart Senior Center focusing on, but not limited to, memoir writing (particularly family stories) through genealogy with aspiring writers of all ages welcome.
If you’re lost on how to find the right writers conference for you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Peruse this list or search by genre, with around 200 writers conferences you’re bound to the find more than a few you want to attend.
If you’re looking for a getaway or residency, check out our list of spring and summer Writers Retreats Not to Miss in 2019.
*If the parking lot is full, there's free parking available on side streets (Greenway and Golfway), two doors north of the library.* AGENDA - AM - CHECK-IN, LIGHT BREAKFAST, HOT DRINKSOPTIONAL/FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE AT PM: Drop off FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work-in-progress at check-in. Learn about memoir and essay writer Vivian Gornick’s theory on writing less about the situation and more about the story. - PM - LUNCH BREAK PLUS BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGSBrown bag or go out. Lunches may be eaten in the Writers' Center main room today but not elsewhere in the library. Submit FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work in progress (prose only, fiction or nonfiction) at the check-in table until noon. Additionally, Steve is an adjunct professor at the Capital University Law School, where he teaches intellectual property law and copyright law.
She instructs business writing for colleges and corporations.
Traditionally published authors and independents alike must learn how to effectively get their book in front of the right people. Thorn shows you how to engage online, and in real life, without feeling like a salesperson. Her book, The Writer’s GPS: A Guide to Writing & Selling Your Book, instructs aspiring writers how to get their book written from beginning to end. Judith Allen has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer for fifteen years, editing manuscripts for fiction, nonfiction, young adult, children's, and other genres.