Friday, July 09, 2010

More on the Catholic Writers' conference: Chance for Free Book

I saw a pretty neat promo video for the conference at this website. You can also win a free book from Karina for helping to promote the conference.

I'd like to make the same offer Karina makes. If you advertise the conference on your blog, facebook, etc, I'll put your name in a drawing for a free book from Hillside Education. So send me a link to where you've posted about it and I'll enter your name. Here is the most important info you should post:

Minimum Post (140 characters): Catholic Writers! The Catholic Writers Conference Live is Aug 4-6 at King of Prussia, PA. Info/Register

Please see my previous blog post for a little more information if you want to say more.
We appreciate your help in getting the word out about this wonderful conference.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Catholic Writers Conference

Press Release!!

Catholic Writers to Hold Conference In Valley Forge, PA

The second annual Catholic Writers Conference LIVE will be held August 4-6, 2010, at the Scanticon Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA. Sponsored by the Catholic Writer's Guild and the Catholic Marketing Network (CMN), and held in conjunction with CMN's annual retailer trade show, the Catholic Writer's Conference LIVE provides Catholic authors with a prime opportunity to meet and share their faith with editors, publishers, fellow writers, and bookstore owners from across the globe.

This year's conference will feature presentations on such topics as market tips and time management for busy writers, poetry, creating evil characters (by Regina Doman), working with an editor, creating winning proposals, journaling, dealing with "rejection" and negative criticism (by Susie Lloyd), and much more. Keynote speaker Michelle Buckman will be present a talk entitled "The Wonder of Expresing Catholicism in Faith."


Even though I am a pipsqueak in the Catholic publishing world, I will be speaking on a publishers' panel.

One of the best features, in my opinion is the rare opportunity to present, or "pitch," your book idea to publishers. There will be four publishers hearing pitches--you can discuss your ideas and get immediate feedback. So if you have an idea that's been needling you, or a manuscript underway, consider attending!! The atmosphere of the CMN trade show is just plain exhilarating.

Please visit the conference website for registration details.